Production-Spec Volkswagen ID 4 Unveiled; India Launch Expected In 2022
Volkswagen has unveiled the production-spec version of its first electric SUV, the ID4. It is the second product from VW’s ID lineup of EVs after the ID3 hatchback, which went on sale in the International markets in 2019.
In terms of design, the ID4 looks quite similar to the concept it is based on. It carries forward the family look with sleek headlamps and wrap-around LED DRLs which run across the width of the car.
The side profile looks conventional with steeply raked A-pillar and flared wheel arches. It looks substantially different from the coupe-like profile seen on the ID Crozz concept. The rear profile mimics the front profile thanks to sleek LED tail lamps connected by a LED light strip. The ID4 sit on alloys of sizes of up to 21-inch alloys.
Similarly, on the inside, the layout looks quite similar to the ID3. It gets two free-standing displays. One of which is used for the instrument cluster and other being used for the infotainment system. It sits above the central console which comprises of central AC vents and other functional controls.
Other features on offer include LED headlamps and tail lamps, ambient lighting, a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system (upgraded up to 12-inch), push-button start, voice control, panoramic sunroof and optional augmented reality heads-up display.
The ID4 is offered with a single powertrain option. It gets a rear-mounted electric synchronous motor producing 204PS of power and 310Nm of peak torque. It can go from 0-100kmph 8.5 seconds. VW claims the ID4 has a range of 520km courtesy of a 77kWh battery. Talking about charging, the ID4 can be charged up for a 320Km range in just 30 minutes through a 125kW DC charger. It can also be charged through a household power supply by an 11kW charger.
The VW ID4 will go on sale in the global markets by later this year or early 2021. Prices range from £45,000 to £55,000. The ID4 is expected to make its India debut by 2022. It will be VW’s first all-electric offering in the country. The ID4 is expected to make way to India as a CBU and the prices are expected to start around Rs 60 lakh.
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