Let’s talk today about Volkswagen’s updated ID.4 compact SUV for the 2023 model year, which is now manufactured in Chattanooga in the southeastern United States.
The ID.4 is based on the Volkswagen Group MEB platform and is at the beginning of Volkswagen’s line of electric SUVs. One step up is the larger, battery-powered ID.6, which is not yet shipping to Volkswagen’s U.S. assembly plants and is made in China.
The ID.4 is a rear-drive electric car that is powered by a 204 hp (150 kW) electric motor. This solution is completely unique in the automotive industry from Volkswagen, as the plant mainly produces front-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models. The electric motor is powered by a 62 kWh battery pack that will provide about 200 miles (330 km) of range.
The price of the electric car should be quite competitive and could be $31,290 after deducting the $7,500 federal tax credit and paying a target tax of $1,295, with the starting price of the car starting at $37,495.
That cost doesn’t particularly impoverish the ID.4 package, as the Standard package includes 19-inch alloy wheels, rain sensor, LED headlights, a digital driver’s instrument panel and an infotainment system with a large 12-inch monitor with GPS navigation support. At the rear are diode lights integrated by a horizontal crossbar.
The ID.4 electric car interior is very spacious and comfortable. Colorful interior lighting and comfortable driver and passenger seats add to the coziness. The Standard option will have heated front seats, made in fabric with leatherette inserts. Volkswagen also pleased with the presence of wireless charging for cell phones and integrated wireless App-connect, to connect to which there is no need to use various adapters and cables. There are touch buttons on the steering wheel, the rear-view mirror has a dimming function, the climate system is dual-zone, in addition, the electric car is equipped with keyless access.
As for safety, the ID.4 is already equipped with six airbags in the basic version. As for useful assistants, the ID.4 is equipped with improved assistants, the electric car now recognizes cyclists, as well as carefully helps when parking, independently braking before an obstacle, there is also a parking memory. The Travel Assist system has been improved and has a new lane change function at the request of the driver. It will not dazzle oncoming traffic, as the sensors detect cars in the oncoming lane and switch to dipped beam. Blind spot sensors are also present.
According to Volkswagen, the ID.4 will be sold in America with three years of access to the Electrify America network of fast charging stations, with a charging session of up to 30 minutes each.