The all-electric Volkswagen ID.4 is the automaker’s first-ever electric SUV and is also expected to be the best selling model in the ID family. This clip from YouTuber Bjørn Nyland gives us an up-close look at the EV just a few weeks after it was unveiled.
Underpinning the ID.4 is VW’s module electric drive architecture (MEB) with power provided by a single electric motor driving the rear axle and producing 201 hp and 228 lb-ft (309 Nm) of torque. This motor is fed by an 82 kWh battery pack that is positioned in the underbody. In the United States, the SUV has an estimated driving range of 250 miles (402 km).
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Much of this video is focused on the cabin of the ID.4, which is quite a bit larger than the smaller ID.3 hatchback. Key features include a prominent Head-Up Display, a larger infotainment screen than the ID.3, and an electronic tailgate. The reviewer notes that the cabin offers ample space for five adults, while one of the rear seats can be used to support a rear-facing child seat.
While the ID.4 is initially only available with a single, rear-mounted electric motor, a variant with two electric motors delivering 302 hp and all-wheel drive is just around the corner.
All Volkswagen ID.4 models come with an 11 kW onboard charger that allows for both AC and DC fast-charging. When plugged in to a 125 kW DC fast-charging station, the ID.4’s battery can go from five to 80 per cent in 38 minutes.