Volkswagen revealed the production version of the ID4 Electric SUV that is in line with the company’s future EV design. The ID.4 will also be the German carmakers’ first EV for the Indian market.
SUVs are very popular with an increasing number of customers globally. They are the most popular vehicle segment as they offer good levels of visibility, safety, space, and comfort. With the ID.4, Volkswagen is offering a fully electrically driven SUV for the very first time.
“The ID.4 is an emotional all-rounder which will impress many customers with its efficient electric drive, generous amount of space, modern assist systems and powerful design,”. “As the first global electric car, this model will roll out our modular electric drive matrix platform that has been developed specifically for electric mobility the world over. Volkswagen is thus once again demonstrating its leading role in innovation, technology and quality on the high-volume market.”
Ralf Brandstätter, Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen brand
The battery of ID.4 stores up to 77 kWh of energy (net) and offers a driving range of up to 520 km. The battery installed below the passenger compartment guarantees a low center of gravity and improves the handling of the SUV, The electric drive motor, positioned at the rear axle, generates 150 kW (204 PS) – enough to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 8.5 seconds with a top speed of 160 km/h. The rear-wheel-drive EV has a ground clearance of 210mm making it suitable for gentle off-road terrain.
The VW ID.4 comes equipped features like the LED headlamps and tail lamps, 10-inch touchscreen infotainment, voice-activated controls, a multi-function steering wheel, keyless entry, and ambient lighting in the cabin.
In Europe, the ID4 is priced at 49,950 Euro (Rs 43.10 lacs) for the 1st Edition model and 59,950 Euro (Rs 51.72 lacs) for the 1st Edition Max model. Volkswagen will introduce more trim levels in ID4 in the upcoming months.
As for the Indian market, the car is expected around 2022 and VW will bring the 2500 units of ID4 through CBU (completely built-up unit), the price of the VW ID4 electric SUV in India is expected to be around Rs. 60 Lacs (ex-showroom).