Volkswagen has revealed some of the details behind the ID.4, an all-electric compact SUV, that will be launched in Europe in 2020, before later being sold in Asia and North America. It is the second vehicle to use Volkswagen’s modular electric drive architecture (MEB), following the compact ID.3.
The ID.4’s aerodynamically designed exterior perfectly sets the stage for the MEB’s revolutionary architecture: the vehicle’s front end is short and the wheelbase long, giving superlative space on the inside. The driver and passengers in the ID.4 take a seat in the Open Space, the airy and bright vehicle interior.
A host of modular drive components are available for the ID.4—initially with rear-wheel drive and later with a powerful, electric all-wheel-drive variant. The high-voltage battery is always installed under the passenger cell to give the vehicle a low center of gravity and a well-balanced weight distribution. Ranges of up to 310 miles are possible depending on the drivetrain package.
The cockpit of the ID.4 has been clearly structured and it is almost completely controlled by touch functions or intelligent Natural Voice control. Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV offers high levels of safety technologies and full connectivity.
The ID.4 is also climate-neutral. The vehicle, which is produced at the Zwickau plant, is carbon-neutral along the entire value chain. Volkswagen’s comprehensive charging offering also makes it possible for customers to recharge the ID.4 with renewable energy.