First Test Drive of Volkswagen ID.4: What Experts Say

Volkswagen ID.4 will debut very soon, but for now it has been tested by experts who share their impressions.

The SUV segment is the most popular and fast-growing in the world. Recently, it has begun to expand with electric models. Among the first ones is Volkswagen’s first electric SUV. Yes, we are talking about the ID.4, which will debut at the end of this month.

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As part of the teaser campaign, Volkswagen already declassified the exterior and interior designs of the electric SUV. The latter was shown not only in sketches but also in live photos. Now, the model is shown in all its glory. In particular, Autocar have tested the brand’s future flagship and shared their impressions. According to the experts, they got their hands on a prototype of the Volkswagen ID.4, which almost exactly repeats the production model.

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Like the smaller VW ID.3, the new Volkswagen EV is based on the MEB platform and will come with various powertrains for 146 hp, 168 hp, 173 hp, and 201 hp, as well as rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. There are two types of batteries: 52 kWh and 77 kWh. They will provide a drive range of up to 500 km. Later, two all-wheel drive versions with a power output of 262 hp /302 hp and 77-kWh batteries will be released.

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The new VW ID.4 almost completely repeats the ID Crozz Concept introduced in 2017. It has received a modern body with smooth lines and typical SUV proportions. Its drag coefficient is 0.26, which makes the model one of the most aerodynamic in the segment. The interior is very comfortable: it has raised seats and a flat floor.

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Rear passengers can also feel comfortable, as there is enough legroom despite the fact that the EV has received a fairly roomy trunk. The standard version includes a 5.3-inch digital dashboard and a 10-inch infotainment system. However, the journalists have tested one of the top-end versions equipped with a 12-inch AR display.

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The experts has not only reviewed the electric SUV but also were able to ride it. According to them, the RWD ID.4 has instant specific output and excellent grip. It also gains momentum very quickly and moves with incredible speed.

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The turning radius is 10.2 m, so the maneuverability is excellent. The experts also note the responsiveness of the steering and multi-link suspension, which provide a perfect ride even on a backroad, even despite the fact that their prototype was shod in low-profile tires.

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If you’re considering an EV for everyday use, the ID 4 should be on your shopping list. It’s a car you adapt to quickly and it’s engagingly responsive and agile. Further appeal comes through its clever interior, versatile nature, feeling of deep-seated engineering integrity and, with the 77kWh battery, ample range

concluded the experts.

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