2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is an electric crossover SUV manufactured by the German carmaker Volkswagen. Volkswagen ID.4 is based on Volkswagen’s electric MEB platform, which is the second model of the ID. series. The 2021 ID.4 production version was released in September 2020 as the first all-electric crossover SUV under the Volkswagen brand. 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 will be delivered to European customers by the end of 2020 and to the North American market in the first quarter of 2021.
Volkswagen ID.4 manufactured on the basis of Volkswagen I.D. Krozz and I.D. The Crozz II concept car, which debuted in 2017 in Shanghai and Frankfurt. The ID.4 prototype appeared in camouflage at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with the show being careful not to be stolen from the German brand’s first electric mass market vehicle ID.3.
The production version was unveiled globally on September 23, 2020. ID.3 has targeted the North American region as one of its key markets, as opposed to being mainly focused on the European market. Scott Keogh, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America ID.4, emphasized its driving dynamics, design and technology when he said that “like a driving GTI, it is in the packaging of the Tiguan and the Beetle has a purpose”.
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Interior
The 2021 ID.4 booth is light on physical buttons or knobs. In fact, the only button in the cabin is the drive selector, which protrudes from the dashboard, which looks like it was taken from BMW’s electric i3 hatchback. There are fully touch-simulated buttons that provide haptic feedback when pressed. If the idea of hunting to click on the right side of the touchpad distracts you, you can rely on natural voice control. Volkswagen 2021 ID.4 will be one of the only non-luxury machines with a voice recognition system that does not require a strict command structure.
ID.4 is equipped with all modern technical means and you can expect from a modern electric vehicle. A 10-inch or optional 12-inch touch screen is located at the front and center, providing most of the cabin control. The larger screen even has a gesture control feature that allows you to execute certain commands by swiping your hand in front of the screen. It takes some time for the system to start up and some responses are on the slow side, but overall it works well.
Volkswagen ID.4 2021 Engine
When started, the electric SUV is only a rear-wheel drive, with an electric motor behind it. For the North American market, the engine has 201 horsepower (204 PS; 150 kW) and is capable of pulling 309 N⋅m (228 lb⋅ft) of torque up to 2,700 pounds (1,225 kg). Equipped with a 82kWh battery at the bottom, this configuration offers a range of about 250 miles (402 km) at full capacity in an EPA cycle. Then in 2021, a more powerful, electric-wheeled option with an additional engine and 302 horsepower (306 PS; 225 kW) will emerge. In the U.S., ID.4 will also provide three years of fast charging with Electrify. America at no extra cost.
ID.4 for the European market is provided with three electric motor options. The 146-horsepower (148 PS; 109kW) or 168-horsepower (170 PS; 125kW) versions have 52kW / h, while the 77kW / h versions have 201-horsepower (204 PS; 150kW). Opening a distance of 323 miles (520 km) with a single charge. The long-distance model is capable of reaching speeds of 0-100 km / h (0-62 miles) in 8.5 seconds. Then in 2021, the AWD version of ID.4 with a speed of 0-96 km / h (0-60 mph) in 5.8 seconds will be offered.
Volkswagen 2021 ID.4 Safety
Volkswagen ID.4 has not been catastrophically tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Traffic Safety Insurance Institute (IIHS). Electrified VW offers many standard and optional driver assistance technologies. Key 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 safety features include emergency braking, on-road warning, flexible cruise control, pedestrian detection, roadside assistance, and semi-autonomous driving mode.