Electricity meets emotion – the ID.4 is a new kind of SUV, offering drivers a sporty driving experience that is also effortlessly comfortable. With its striking body design, it offers a large vehicle interior and cutting-edge solutions for controls, displays, infotainment and assist systems. The ID.4 is Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV and the brand’s first electric world car. It will be launched into the world’s largest market segment, the compact SUV class.
Two battery sizes. The battery for the ID.4 will initially be available in two sizes: in the ID.4 Pure, ID.4 City and ID.4 Style, it stores 52 kWh of energy (net) and facilitates ranges of up to 346 km (WLTP). In the other models, the battery has a capacity of 77 kWh (net) and offers ranges of up to 522 km (WLTP). The battery is located under the passenger compartment, ensuring a low centre of gravity and balanced distribution of the axle load. The large wheels, measuring up to 21 inches in diameter, highlight the electric SUV’s sporty nature. With 16 centimetres of ground clearance, it also copes well with light off-road terrain.
Three power outputs. The electric drive motor, which is located on the rear axle, is available with three different power outputs. In the ID.4 Pure, ID.4 City and ID.4 Style, it delivers 109 kW (148 PS) or, on request, 125 kW (170 PS). All other models have an output of 150 kW (204 PS), which means they can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds. All variants of the ID.4 achieve an electronically limited top speed of 160 km/h. A sporty flagship model with an all-wheel drive system will follow in the course of 2021.
Dynamic appearance. The ID.4’s exterior has athletic proportions for an ultra-modern appearance. Its clear, flowing design is inspired by nature and features a sophisticated aerodynamic concept – its drag coefficient is just 0.28. The standard equipment already features headlights that are almost completely equipped with light-emitting diodes, while the tail light clusters have full LED technology. The top version comprises the interactive IQ. Light matrix LED headlights with intelligently controlled main beam. The LED tail light clusters and their 3D design create a particularly homogeneous appearance in bright red.
Plenty space for family and luggage. The 4.58-metre-long ID.4 uses the architecture from the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) by Volkswagen. It divides the space for occupants and technology in a completely new way that favours the passengers. The room available in the vehicle interior is at the level of conventional SUVs in the next category up. The colours are modern and friendly, as are the materials with their premium finish. Depending on the rear seat backrest’s position, the luggage compartment boasts a capacity from 543 to 1,575 litres. The equipment range includes an electrically operated boot lid, roof railings (standard) and a towing bracket.
Two displays and natural voice control. The display and operating concept in the electric SUV no longer requires any physical buttons and is concentrated on two displays. The smaller of the two displays is in front of the driver, while the larger, centrally located infotainment system display has a screen diagonal of up to 12 inches and is touch-operated. Alternatively, the driver can use the natural voice control system “Hello ID.”, which understands a number of everyday phrases and is able to access knowledge from the Cloud thanks to its Internet connection. The innovative ID. Light – a light strip below the windscreen – provides intuitive support.
New projection level. The innovative augmented reality head-up display merges its displays with reality – for instance, turn-off arrows from the navigation system appear in the driver’s field of vision, approximately 10 metres in front of the vehicle. The Discover Pro navigation system is also standard in all models, as are the mobile online services from We Connect Start. The assist systems from IQ. Drive make driving an even more relaxed experience and this applies particularly to Travel Assist. The software and hardware in the ID.4 have been designed in a brand new architecture, making it possible for customers to download updates to the car after purchase.
Nine pre-configured models. Volkswagen is offering nine pre-configured ID.4 models: the Pure, City, Style, Pro, Life, Business, Family, Tech and Max. This strategy was designed to provide a very clear overview of the extensive product range. Every customer can therefore quickly find the model that best suits them. Prices in Germany start from 36,950 euros for the ID.4 Pure with 109 kW, which is due to follow in the first half of 2021. Customers in Germany are able to apply for a net subsidy of 9,000 euros. What is more, the running costs are significantly below the level of similar SUV with a combustion engine. This is due to the vehicle’s exemption from road tax, the low costs for charging at home, low maintenance costs, and the low risk rating under fully comprehensive vehicle insurance.
Charging while at home, out and about or on long journeys. Under its We Charge concept, Volkswagen has become the first high-volume manufacturer to offer a universal package for convenient, connected and sustainable charging for electric cars. This offers the ideal charging solution for any situation – whether you are at home, out and about or on a long journey. At a DC quick-charging station, the ID.4 with its 77 kWh battery and a charging capacity of 125 kW can be recharged ready for the next 320 km in around 30 minutes (according to WLTP). Upon its delivery to customers in Europe, the ID.4 has a carbon-neutral balance. And if it is charged using sustainably produced electricity – like Volkswagen Naturstrom – it will remain almost completely carbon-neutral during the usage phase as well.
The future of mobility is electric. With the ID. family, a new, separate product line, Volkswagen is expanding the brand’s traditional product portfolio. Following on from the compact ID.3 model, the compact electric SUV, the ID.4, is the second fully electric model. It will be produced and sold not only in Europe, but also in China and later in the USA. The brand will invest a total of eleven billion euros in electric mobility by 2024 as part of the Transform 2025+ strategy. Volkswagen plans to launch up to 75 fully electric models by 2029 and to sell around 26 million electric vehicles in this period.