The Volkswagen ID.4 battery-powered compact crossover will hit U.S. dealerships in late 2020.
The manufacturer has already started to take $100 reservations. U.S. sales will be limited this year as part of VW’s multibillion settlement of Dieselgate, Automotive News informs.
Volkswagen offers free charging for the model: within 3 years, through Electrify America’s network. The vehicle accommodates up to 125-kW fast charging. This allows to charge a battery from 5% to 80% in half an hour.
The maker promises that the Volkswagen ID.4 can cover 250 miles on a single charge thanks to an 82-kWh battery pack.
Initially it comes with rear-wheel drive and a 201-hp, 228-lb-ft motor on the rear axle. Later all-wheel drive and a motor added to the front axle will be available, with 302 hp.
The first happy owners of the ID.4 will be the Californians and residents of other zero-emission vehicle states.
By the middle of next year, the electric crossover should reach all 650 dealerships of the brand in the United States. The price before incentives is $41,190, with shipping inclusive.
The vehicles for North America, with the 82-kWh battery pack, are currently produced at the Zwickau plant in Germany.
Eventually, Volkwagen will distribute production between 5 facilities – a pair in Germany, a pair in China, and one in Chattanooga (TN, USA).
U.S.-built ID.4s will be available in 2022 with a smaller battery and a starting price under $35,000.
The German automaker offers a $379 lease price through Volkswagen Credit on a 36-month lease with 10,000 mi/year, and with $3,579 due at signing, excluding tax, license, title, dealer fees and options.
The price is for the rear-wheel-drive ID.4 Pro, which will be available from the first quarter of 2021.