Volkswagen has been teasing its mass-market electrical automobiles as being “for the thousands and thousands, not millionaires.” And because it’s shaping up, the VW ID.4 seems to land proper the place we would count on—in an inexpensive house the place it might be a compelling decide for households wanting one thing extra thrilling, all-electric alternative to mainstream picks just like the Toyota RAV4 or Honda CR-V. 

With the reveal of the ID.4 Wednesday, Volkswagen pulled the wraps off the thinly veiled electrical crossover, in addition to pricing for this primary of its U.S. mass-market EVs. The entry worth of the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4, referred to as the ID.4 Professional, is $39,995—or $41,190 together with a compulsory $1,195 vacation spot payment (included in all different costs listed right here).

That ID.4 Professional mannequin might be obtainable beginning within the first quarter of 2021. Later in 2021, VW says the dual-motor ID.4 AWD Professional, at $44,890, will be part of the lineup. Then in 2022, when U.S. manufacturing of the ID.4 is localized in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a base model of the ID.4 might be supplied at about $36,000.

Volkswagen confirmed to Inexperienced Automobile Studies that house owners stay eligible to say about 160,000 of its 200,000 granted $7,500 EV tax credit, in order that lowers the efficient worth to $33,690—earlier than different state incentives which may apply. Contemplating that, the effective price on the ID.4 is indeed close to that of VW’s considerably bigger SUV, the Tiguan. 

2021 Volkswagen ID 4

2021 Volkswagen ID 4

In its preliminary rear-wheel-drive type, a permanent-magnet synchronous motor makes 201 hp. All-wheel-drive dual-motor fashions due later within the mannequin yr add an inductive motor on the entrance and can make a mixed 302 hp.

Anticipate the ID.4 to be neither sluggish nor fast, in its base single-motor model—someplace within the 8-second vary to 60 mph.

Volkswagen anticipated about 250 miles of EPA-cycle vary from the ID.4, which is powered by an 82-kwh battery pack, together with 288 pouch cells in 12 modules, and beforehand confirmed as being about 77 kwh usable. An much more inexpensive mannequin with a 62-kwh pack is probably going on the best way later.

VW additionally just lately revealed that the ID.4 will embrace three years of Electrify America DC quick charging. At its most 125 kw, the ID.4 can get from a 5% to 80% state of cost in simply 38 minutes. VW says that the 11-kw onboard charger will give drivers about 33 miles again in an hour, or a full cost in about 7.5 hours. 

2021 Volkswagen ID 4

2021 Volkswagen ID 4

2021 Volkswagen ID 4

2021 Volkswagen ID 4

2021 Volkswagen ID 4

2021 Volkswagen ID 4

The ID.4 is constructed with a metal physique construction and rides on a strut-type entrance suspension in entrance and a multi-link axle with coil springs in again—each with an anti-roll bar. VW says that the ID4’s turning circle is simply 33.5 ft, which places it in the identical league as many small vehicles. The ID.4 comes with entrance disc brakes and rear drum brakes—the latter a selection that’s uncommon in EVs because it provides weight versus discs.

At 180.5 inches lengthy, 72.9 inches extensive, and 64.4 inches excessive, with a 108.9-inch wheelbase, the ID.4 is inside a pair inches in all key dimensions to the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, or Ford Escape—besides wheelbase, the place the ID.4 is significantly longer, possible as there’s no consideration for an inside combustion engine in its design.

That interprets to 99.9 cubic ft of passenger quantity—greater than the RAV4—plus 30.3 cubic ft of cargo house behind the second row and 64.2 cubic ft should you fold down the again seats. 

2021 Volkswagen ID 4

2021 Volkswagen ID 4

The inside of the ID.4, which Inexperienced Automobile Studies was in a position to sample up close earlier this week, intently follows the easy, streamlined look of the ID.3 hatchback, with touch-sensitive controls, expanded voice instructions, and an ID Light cue that helps level the driving force to helpful issues with a fast look, like cost standing or whether or not the automobile has been locked or unlocked. 

The management zone for the driving force consists of two screens—considered one of which is a 5.3-inch ID Cockpit changing the standard gauge cluster, operated through steering-wheel switches. The shifter is a rocker change simply to the fitting of this show. On the heart of the sprint and canted barely towards the driving force, a ten.0-inch infotainment display screen makes use of capacitive sliders for quantity and temperature.

2021 Volkswagen ID 4

2021 Volkswagen ID 4

All-wheel-drive variations of the ID.4 will get a heated windshield, whereas all different ID.4 fashions get heated facet mirrors, a heated steering wheel, heated washer nozzles.

An IQ.Drive driver-assistance suite is included in all ID.4 variations and comes with an computerized emergency braking, pedestrian monitoring, a blind-spot warning system, rear site visitors alert, adaptive cruise management, and lane-keep help, plus a high-beam help function and parking sensors. 

Consumers have a selection between six exterior colours, although all of them include black roof rails and a body-color roof. The $4,500 Assertion bundle provides a fixed-glass panoramic roof, LED projector headlights with adaptive entrance lighting, power-adjustable seats, an influence tailgate, and energy folding facet mirrors, plus a bigger 12-inch infotainment system. And the $1,500 Gradient bundle provides to that 20-inch wheels (as an alternative of 19-inch alloys) and trim accents.

2021 Volkswagen ID 4

2021 Volkswagen ID 4

Arriving earlier than the remainder—beginning in December—the ID.4 1st Version mannequin will value $45,190 and embrace the products from each packages, plus accelerator and brake pedals with the “play” and “pause” symbols—just like the ID idea vehicles. Additionally included within the 1st Version are a tow hitch, particular badging, and an Electrical White shade for the steering wheel and column, radio bezel, and door island trim.

Customers may even have a leasing selection quickly after arrival. Through Volkswagen Credit score, the ID.4 prices $379 a month with $3,579 due at signing, excluding taxes and costs.