Written by Daniel Andzhurov – March 30, 2021
Reviewed by Asaf Kedem
Electricity meets emotions—ID.4 is a new generation SUV model that offers a sporty feel behind the wheel, combined harmoniously with a comfortable experience on every trip. With its impressive exterior design and extremely spacious interior, the new electric model uses a variety of modern functions.
Highlights in a nutshell:
100% SUV—100% electric. ID.4 is Volkswagen's first SUV model with the all-electric drive and the brand's first electric "world car." ID.4 enters the largest market segment in the world—the class of compact SUV models.
Eight pre-configured ID.4 variants—Pure, City, Pro, Life, Business, Family, Tech, and Max. This strategy aims to make the structure of the model range clearer and more understandable for customers.
Two sizes of rechargeable battery—ID.4 Pure and ID.4 City will use batteries with a net capacity of 52 kWh and traction motors with a power of 109 kW (148 hp) and 125 kW (170 hp). The other six versions of the new model will use a battery with a capacity of 77 kWh, which provides autonomous mileage of up to 522 kilometers [according to WLTP
(Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure)], and the electric motor located on the rear axle develops a maximum power of 150 kW (204 hp).
New design for the new era. The exterior design is characterized by powerful proportions and a futuristic look. Its clean style with smooth lines and shapes is inspired by nature and provides very good aerodynamics with a drag coefficient of 0.28.
OpenSpace for passengers on board. The constructive architecture of the ID.4 with its long wheelbase creates an extremely spacious interior with dimensions and volumes comparable to those of a conventional SUV model of the upper car class.
New electronic platform. ID.4's software and hardware are designed within a brand new electronic architecture. Among a number of other benefits, it allows the customer to receive the car’s online updates after purchase.
Easy charging. Volkswagen is the first major carmaker to offer a complete charging ecosystem for electric vehicles - We Charge. Customers can count on a complete sense of comfort and security when charging their car.
Auto Trendy’s take:
The mobility of the future is electric and sustainable. The VW ID.4 has a completely neutral carbon balance at the time of its adoption by its owners in Europe. We, at Auto Trendy, believe that the models of the brand will build a whole ecosystem of electric mobility. We are excited to observe the evolution of the automotive world.