The Volkswagen ID.4 SUV, premiered today, has an electric driving range of up to 322 miles (WLTP) from its 77 kWh battery.
The electric drive motor, positioned at the rear axle – providing rear-wheel drive – generates 150 kW (204 PS) – delivering a 0 to 62 mph accelerate time in 8.5 seconds and a top speed of 100 mph.
The ID.4 SUV has a drag coefficient of 0.28, despite wheels with a diameter of up to 21 inches and 210mm of ground clearance. It has a long wheelbase, giving lots of space for passengers, and a luggage compartment capacity from 543 to 1,575 litres.
The equipment range of the ID.4 includes an electrically driven boot lid, roof railing and a towing bracket.
The E-SUV’s interior is based around two displays, one of which diagonally measures up to 12 inches and features touch functionality. There’s also “Hello ID.” natural voice control.
The new ID.Light – a narrow light strip under the windscreen – supports drivers and an augmented reality head-up display is optionally available to blend a host of displays with reality – for instance, navigation arrows telling drivers to turn off are projected onto the road surface in exactly the right lane.
Volkswagen is launching a package for the charging of electric cars under the name ‘We Charge’. The ID.4 can be recharged at a 125 kW rapid charger to cover 200 miles in around 30 minutes.
Volkswagen says that the ID.4 is produced with a carbon-neutral balance.
Following the compact ID.3, the ID.4 SUV is the second fully electric model. In the future, Volkswagen will be competing in the globally booming compact SUV segment with the ID.4. The ID.4 will be a global electric car with plans to produce and sell the E-SUV not only in Europe, but also in China and later in the USA.
The Volkswagen brand will be investing 11 billion euros in electric mobility by 2024 as part of the Transform 2025+ strategy.