Now in its third year, the Volkswagen ID.4 is paving the way for a host of new electric vehicles from VW. The automaker intends to flood the market with various models, and as a precursor, they’ve rendered their first offering even more cost-effective. In addition, the ID.4 is now being manufactured in the United States, making potential buyers eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit. This significantly reduces the starting price of the vehicle to approximately $32,000, thus enhancing its value proposition.
Overview and Changes
The current VW ID.4 offers a choice of five trims, known as Standard, Pro, S, Pro S, and S Plus, in eight distinct configurations. Each model comes with the option of either a 62 kWh or an 82-kWh battery and offers rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. The entry-level ID.4 Standard is equipped with a 62-kWh battery and is rear-wheel-drive-only, providing an estimated range of 209 miles. All others are outfitted with a larger 82-kWh battery, delivering a longer estimated range of 275 miles. Moreover, the all-wheel-drive models enjoy a horsepower increase to 295.
Styling upgrades for the latest model include subtle gloss black highlights on the front bumpers, three new wheel designs, and a palette of eight paint colors. Inside, the car features a standard 12-inch infotainment display, and the Standard model comes with two new interior color options: Stone and Nutmeg. In the S models, interiors are given an upscale feel with two new curated leatherette options: Galaxy and Cosmic. The newest features added to the ID.4 include Park Assist Plus with Memory Parking and assisted lane changing functionality.
The Volkswagen ID.4, drawing from its heritage yet leaning towards the future, has a bold design anchored by the centrally positioned logo on the front, reminiscent of the classic Beetle. It flaunts a strong front end with a sculpted bumper, gloss black scoops, and diamond accents that serve a functional purpose beyond their visual appeal. The large LED headlights, featuring an LED strip as Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), provide a friendly yet focused demeanor. Additional models enhance this appearance with premium LED projector headlights, creating a distinct light signature.
The ID.4’s body integrates fluid lines with sharp edges, producing a sophisticated, future-ready look. A forward-placed A-pillar and a dynamic shoulder line add to the vehicle’s momentum. Elements such as illuminated flush door handles and matte black cladding that spans the vehicle contribute to a unified design. This theme is further carried at the rear with C-shaped LED taillights connected via a red light strip, reflecting the front-end design. The ID.4, offered in eight exterior colors, is adorned with a body-color roof and black roof rails across all models, with specific upgrades available in certain variants.
The Volkswagen ID.4’s interior merges practicality with contemporary styling. The dashboard showcases a 5.3-inch ID.Cockpit, substituting traditional instruments with a digital display that indicates battery charge, range, and navigation details. An innovative, roomy center console accommodates cup holders, a wireless charging pad, USB-C ports, and substantial storage space, while an optional panoramic fixed-glass roof amplifies the cabin’s natural light.
High-grade materials prevail throughout, with soft foam skin gracing the dash panel and door inserts. For the Standard, Pro, and AWD Pro models, interior enhancements come in the form of new fabric treatments in Nutmeg and Stone, complemented by leatherette bolsters. The S, Pro S, and AWD Pro S models introduce Cosmic and Galaxy color themes, further enriched by perforated leatherette seating surfaces and improved door panel stitching.