VW’s fully electric SUV goes on sale

January 28, 2021

For the first time in its history Volkswagen is offering a fully electric SUV and it’s called the ID.4.

As the second model from the brand to be launched on the dedicated MEB platform, it boasts class-leading digitalisation and connectivity, allied to a highly-efficient electric powertrain and battery layout – this time with the availability of four-wheel drive at a later date.

Like the ID.3 the new model is being launched as a limited-run 1ST Edition with a range of pre-configured trim levels to follow later in the year. The ID.4 1ST Edition will cost £37,800 after the plug-in vehicle grant is applied, and is expected to arrive in dealerships during March.

Unveiled during a digital world premiere last September, the ID.4 is the second model in the ID. family and the first to be sold globally. From today customers in the UK will be able to place their orders for the ID.4 1ST Edition. This highly-advanced, all-electric SUV is priced at £40,800 (before any Government grant is applied).

Like the ID.3 1ST Edition that went before it there are several features to mark the ID.4 1ST Edition apart from future ID.4 models. These include internal and external ‘1ST’ badging, and a striking interior with Florence Brown highlights. Four metallic exterior paint colours will be available for the 1ST Edition: Glacier White, Blue Dusk, Manganese Grey and Honey Yellow.

The new limited-edition ID.4 model comes with plenty of standard kit. Externally this includes 20-inch ‘Drammen’ alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, tinted rear windows, and a reversing camera.

Inside, drivers will find ArtVelours microfleece seats which – like the steering wheel – are heated, 30-colour ambient lighting and a 10-inch infotainment display with Discover Pro navigation system.

It will also feature ID. Light, which was first seen on the ID.3 and is a dynamic LED band stretching the width of the windscreen, which changes its pattern and colour to supplement and support navigation signals, charging status, driver assist technologies or the natural voice control.

The model also offers a range of safety features including Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist, and Lane Assist, with parking sensors front and rear.

The ID.4 1ST Edition has an impressive WLTP range of 310 miles from its 77kWh battery capacity. It also benefits from rapid charging compatibility of up to 125kW, with the ability to add up to 199 miles of range in just 30 minutes.

With 204PS of power and 310Nm of torque instantly available, the rear-wheel drive ID.4 1ST completes the 0 to 62 mph sprint in 8.5 seconds and tops out at 99 mph.

The electric SUV comes with the Volkswagen brand’s high-voltage battery warranty of eight years or 100,000 miles.

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