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2021 Volkswagen ID.4

Volkswagen of America, Inc. discovered the all-new ID.four electric powered SUV - the brand's first lengthy-variety EV to be offered stateside. This compact SUV will provide all of the first-class functions of Volkswagen's cutting-edge lineup-hallmark using dynamics, formidable layout, and superior technology-at the side of lengthy-variety EV functionality and 3 years of speedy charging with Electrify America for no extra cost, to clients in the most important section withinside the U.S., all with a charge factor aimed toward the coronary heart of the section.

"The ID.four turned into engineered, loaded and priced to win the hearts of SUV proprietors who're in reality geared up to head electric powered-and fall in love with Volkswagen again," stated Scott Keogh, CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. "It drives like a GTI, it has the packaging of a Tiguan and the motive of the Beetle. All the first-class matters approximately VW in a single bundle."

Powertrain & Charging

The Volkswagen ID.four electric powered compact SUV is primarily based totally at the modular electric powered force architecture (MEB). While it's miles the brand's most recent platform, it additionally represents a go back to Volkswagen's roots, with the electrical motor placed on the rear, much like the authentic Beetle.

The coronary heart of the ID.four is a battery % constructed from 288 pouch cells in 12 modules, placed withinside the underbody to create a low middle of gravity for top of the line using dynamics in addition to extraordinarily well-balanced weight distribution. It is housed in a light-weight aluminum shape this is bolted to the body, assisting to enhance rigidity.

At launch, the car could be supplied with an 82kWh (gross) battery and a rear-established AC permanent-magnet synchronous motor with 201 horsepower and 228 pound-toes of torque. Volkswagen estimates that the ID.four 82kWh RWD 1st Edition fashions can have various 250 miles with a complete rate at the EPA cycle. The EPA-envisioned gasoline economic system for town using is 104 MPGe; motorway using is rated at 89 MPGe, and mixed town/motorway at ninety seven MPGe. A effective, electric powered all-wheel-force variation with 302 hp will comply with later in 2021.

The ID.four additionally comes with 3 years of speedy charging with Electrify America at no extra cost, assisting to lessen variety anxiety. The ID.four may be charged with each alternating cutting-edge (AC) and direct cutting-edge (DC) speedy-charging functionality. The eleven kW onboard charger permits the ID.four to rate the battery 33 miles in approximately one hour, and costs to complete in round seven and a 1/2 of hours at a domestic or public Level 2 charger. At a DC speedy-charging station, with one hundred twenty five kW charging, the ID.four can pass from 5 to eighty percentage charged in approximately 38 minutes.


The ID.four is designed to be sturdy, but agile. The chassis and frame are crafted from steel. The the front suspension is a strut-kind with decrease manipulate arms, coil springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar. In the rear, the ID.four makes use of a multi-hyperlink rear axle with coil springs, telescopic dampers and an anti-roll bar. With three.five turns lock-to-lock and a stellar decrease-to-decrease turning radius of 33.five toes, the ID.four feels nimble, specially amongst different compact SUVs.

A aggregate of brake kinds is used on ID.four. It functions disc brakes at the the front wheels and drum brakes at the rear-the distinction being precise to electric powered car needs. As EVs rely upon regenerative braking, disc brakes at the rear may be much less powerful than drums after lengthy durations of now no longer being placed to heavy use.


Like the platform, the layout of Volkswagen ID.four represents a pass in the direction of the destiny with a nod to the past. At the the front, the Volkswagen emblem is capable of be placed centrally due to the fact there may be no radiator grille, because it turned into at the Beetle. Large LED headlights glide backwards, hinting on the aerodynamic nature of the automobile, even as a sculpted the front bumper with massive intake-like scoops and honeycomb accents deliver the automobile a effective presence. Models outfitted with the Statement bundle upload an illuminated Volkswagen emblem and an illuminated mild line that stretches outward from it, growing a hanging mild signature.

Front to back, clean, flowing strains trade with crisp edges for a subtle, but futuristic appearance. A softly molded facet phase curves below the crisp growing shoulder line and flush illuminated door handles. The low greenhouse runs out right into a sturdy C-pillar-a conventional Volkswagen layout characteristic-and into a protracted spoiler. The ID.four's aerodynamically subtle outside enables it reap an awesome drag coefficient of 0.28.

The Volkswagen ID.four sits squarely withinside the center of the compact SUV section, size-wise. It is four.6 inches shorter than the Volkswagen Tiguan, at 180.five inches, with a 0.nine inch shorter wheelbase at 108.nine inches. It is 1.nine inches decrease than Tiguan at 64.four inches excessive for the rear-wheel force model, and 0.five inches wider, at 72.nine inches.

The ID.four will to be had in six outside colorations-Glacier White Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, Moonstone Grey, Scale Silver Metallic, Blue Dusk Metallic and King's Red Metallic. All fashions include a frame colour roof, black roof rails, and 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels. The Statement bundle provides a wide ranging fixed-glass roof, top rate LED projector headlights with Volkswagen's Adaptive Front-lighting fixtures System (AFS) and strength-folding facet mirrors with puddle lamp signature, even as the Gradient bundle (offered on pinnacle of the Statement bundle) enhancements to 20-inch wheels, black roof, and silver roof rails and accents.


Volkswagen's first completely-electric powered SUV functions sufficient area and a current layout. Passenger extent is just like the Tiguan notwithstanding the general smaller footprint, with 99.nine cubic toes total. Legroom is a snug 41.1 inches for the front passengers and 37.6 inches withinside the rear seat. Cargo extent is 30.three cubic toes in the back of the second one row, and 64.2 cubic toes with the seats folded.

The indoors of the ID.four mirrors the futuristic appearance of the outside, with capability nearly absolutely managed via way of means of contact or voice manipulate. The five.three-inch ID.Cockpit (virtual driving force show) replaces the conventional tool cluster and is operated with contact-touchy controls at the leather-wrapped multifunction heated steerage wheel. Three tiles display the maximum critical data, with the show for battery reputation and variety underneath. The conventional gearshift is changed via way of means of a massive rocker activate the proper of the ID.Cockpit, and a manipulate panel to the left of the steerage wheel integrates the lighting fixtures functions, inclusive of automated headlights.

A 10-inch Discover Pro contact infotainment show is placed withinside the center of the sprint panel, angled barely in the direction of the driving force. This display screen may be configured to driving force preference, and manages the usual navigation machine, all telematics, entertainment, driving force-help structures and car settings; it's miles upgraded to a 12-inch Discover Pro Max infotainment show with the Statement bundle. Menus may be moved the usage of gesture manipulate, in reality swiping one's hand in the front of the display screen. Sliders for extent and temperature adjustment are placed at the willing floor under the show.

"Hello ID." herbal voice manipulate is general withinside the ID.four. The vehicle follows the commands spoken via way of means of the driving force and passengers and is able to information many instructions from normal language, which include "Hello ID., I'm bloodless" to show up the warmness.

The ID.four will characteristic ID. Light-a mild strip under the windshield to aid drivers in a number of conditions with intuitive lighting fixtures results in one of a kind colorations and sound activates. For example, ID. Light indicators to the driving force that the car's force machine is energetic and that the automobile has been unlocked or locked. It accentuates data issued via way of means of a number of the driving force-help and navigation structures and indicators, each visually and acoustically, info like rate reputation indicator, braking activates and incoming telecellsmartphone calls.

The steerage wheel, steerage column, and the housings for the show and manipulate panels withinside the doorways are completed in Piano Black. Seats withinside the ID.four are completed in black fabric on access fashions and Lunar Gray or Galaxy Black leatherette on fashions with the Statement bundle. Entry ID.four fashions characteristic six-manner adjustable seats with strength recline, even as the Statement bundle provides 12-manner strength seats, with rub down lumbar and memory, in addition to 30-colour ambient lighting fixtures.

Volkswagen ID.four gives various consolation and comfort functions located at some stage in the relaxation of the brand's lineup. Standard functions consist of rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming rearview reflect, dual-area Climatronic® weather manipulate, and KESSY® keyless get entry to. To manipulate bloodless temperatures, the ID.four functions a general heated steerage wheel, heated facet mirrors and washing machine nozzles, and, on all-wheel-force fashions, a heated windshield. The Statement bundle provides SiriusXM® satellite tv for pc radio with a 3-month trial, an adjustable trunk floor, and a strength tailgate with Easy Open & Close.

To entire the excessive-tech bundle, ID.four gives general wi-fi cell charging, wi-fi App-Connect, and Volkswagen Car-Net® with in-vehicle WiFi functionality while you join a statistics plan. Car-Net Hotspot permits passengers to get entry to the net with as much as 4 linked gadgets simultaneously, inclusive of tablets, smartphones, laptops, gaming gadgets, and greater-all at 4G LTE-enabled speed.

Safety & Driver Assistance Technology

To assist shield occupants, the ID.four presents a aggregate of each passive and energetic protection structures. It functions six airbags as general-the front and facet airbags for the front passengers, and facet curtain airbags for outboard seating positions. Additionally there are some of digital protection structures, which include an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC).

With regards to the battery, an extruded aluminum body protects the battery machine in opposition to harm withinside the occasion of a crash, and a replaceable aluminum underbody panel protects the battery in opposition to the road. Additionally, the battery is likewise disabled if the car is worried in a critical accident.

With the usual IQ.DRIVE® superior driving force help technology, all ID.four fashions consist of Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist); Blind Spot Monitor (Side Assist); Rear Traffic Alert; Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC); Lane Keeping System (Lane Assist); Travel Assist; and Emergency Assist. In addition to IQ.DRIVE functions, the ID.four consists of Dynamic Road Sign Display; Park Distance Control; and High Beam Control (Light Assist).

Pricing & Sales

Pricing for the Volkswagen ID.four begins offevolved at $39,995, for the rear-wheel-force ID.four Pro (to be had withinside the first region of 2021), earlier than a capability Federal tax credit score of as much as $7,500 is applied. With the ones credit, the access charge of ID.four is on par with the 2021 Tiguan SEL. For fantastically certified clients via Volkswagen Credit, the month-to-month hire fee for a 36-month hire with 10,000 miles a year, is $379 according to month with $three,579 due at signing, except tax, title, license, alternatives and provider fees.

Starting later in 2021, the ID.four AWD Pro ($43,695) could be to be had. Both Pro fashions bring in large part the equal equipment, with AWD fashions placing out 302 hp, and including a heated windshield and tow hitch. These fashions may be moreover geared up with packages-Statement ($four,500), and Gradient ($1,500), that's best supplied with Statement.

The Volkswagen ID.four released with a limited-run ID.four 1st Edition (MSRP $43,995). The 1st Edition fashions characteristic the equal content material because the Pro model, and Statement bundle (minus illuminated VW emblem) and Gradient bundle come general. These fashions additionally consist of particular functions inclusive of accelerator and brake pedals with "play" and "pause" logos, the steerage wheel and column, radio bezel and door island completed in Electric White, 1st Edition badging, black reflect caps, and a tow hitch.

Volkswagen plans to provide the ID.four electric powered car throughout all 50 states, and at some stage in its community of greater than six hundred dealers. A US reservation platform debuted on VW.com, permitting clients to order an ID.four earlier than it hits provider showrooms, with a totally refundable $a hundred reservation fee. As car manufacturing begins offevolved, reservation holders could be invited to verify their order with an extra completely refundable $four hundred car deposit. From setting a reservation, to manufacturing and via shipping, the consumer can see in which they stand and while they could anticipate their ID. four to reach at their favored neighborhood VW provider in a simple, obvious process. At that time, the consumer can transact with their provider and entire their purchase.


Volkswagen has made a dedication to be carbon impartial via way of means of 2050, consistent with the Paris weather accord. With that aim in mind, the ID.four is being produced on the Zwickau manufacturing unit with a internet carbon-impartial balance.

The Zwickau manufacturing unit makes use of energy this is sourced the usage of renewable energy. The webweb page consists of a fantastically-green mixed warmness and strength plant, which, lengthy term, is deliberate to apply carbon-impartial herbal gas. Production of the battery cells, that are externally sourced, is necessarily energy-intensive, however Volkswagen has obliged its mobileular dealer to solely use energy generated from renewable reassets for manufacturing. These measures lessen the carbon footprint of the ID.four's manufacturing. The relaxation of the carbon-impartial shipping is dealt with thru licensed carbon credit for quite a few initiatives in Asia and South America that offset closing carbon emissions.

Beginning in 2022, the ID.four could be produced domestically withinside the U.S. on the Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant. Volkswagen anticipates making an investment a further $800 million withinside the Chattanooga manufacturing unit for the manufacturing of electrical vehicles, further to the greater than $2.6 billion that VW has invested withinside the area. The manufacturing unit presently has approximately three,800 direct employees. Once manufacturing begins offevolved withinside the U.S., Volkswagen plans on providing a localized model of the ID.four priced round $35,000.