Competes with: Chevrolet Bolt EV, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Nissan Ariya and Leaf, Tesla Model 3 and Model Y, Toyota Venza
Looks like: A more traditionally styled all-electric SUV with distinctly VW flavor
Powertrain: 82-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack and rear-axle-mounted motor; 201 horsepower, 228 pounds-feet of torque; 250 miles of range (1st Edition); rear-wheel drive, with 302-hp all-wheel-drive version to follow
Hits dealerships: 1st Edition models go on sale later in 2020; RWD ID.4 Pro arrives in early 2021, with AWD versions to follow; reservations open now
The newest Volkswagen is all-electric, part of the German automaker’s commitment to electrifying its lineup in the coming years. But unlike the out-there ID. Buzz or ID. Buggy concepts, VW’s first long-range all-electric vehicle in the U.S. (the e-Golf was certainly not “long-range”) is … a sensible SUV: the ID.4.