Volkswagen just debuted the all-new 2021 Volkswagen ID.4, an all-electric crossover set to rival the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt EUV.
“The ID.4 was engineered, loaded and priced to win the hearts of SUV owners who are simply ready to go electric – and fall in love with Volkswagen again,” said Volkswagen Group of America CEO, Scott Keogh. “It drives like a GTI, it has the packaging of a Tiguan and the purpose of the Beetle. All the best things about VW in one package.”
The new Volkswagen ID.4 is based on the German automaker’s latest modular electric drive architecture, or MEB, placing the electric drive motor in the rear of the vehicle. At launch, the ID.4 will be offered with an 82-kWh battery pack and RWD, producing 201 horsepower and 228 pound-feet of torque with roughly 250 miles of range. An AWD model with 302 horsepower will arrive at a later date next year.
The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 will come with both AC and DC quick-charging capabilities, taking on 33 miles of range in about an hour using the onboard 11-kW charger. The battery will charge to full in roughly seven and a half hours using a Level 2 charger, while a 125-kW quick charger will juice the battery from five percent to 80 percent in roughly 38 minutes. Ownership also includes three years of free fast charging with Electrify America’s network of charge stations.
The cabin space comes with the brand’s Drive advanced driver assistance tech, as well as “smart” infotainment features with voice and touch operation.
Outside, the Volkswagen ID.4 equips LED lighting and a sculpted, aerodynamic fascia with a 0.28 drag coefficient. Exterior sizing measures in at 180.5 inches in length with a wheelbase of 108.9 inches, plus a height of 64.4 inches and a width of 72.9 inches.
Reservations for the new Volkswagen ID.4 are open now. Pricing starts at $39,995 for the ID.4 Pro model, which does not include the potential $7,500 Federal tax credit. The first models are set to launch in the U.S. early next year. VW says localized production will take place in Chattanooga in 2022, which will subsequently drop the pricing down to around $35,000.
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