Volkswagen introduced an alternative to the Tesla crossover for $40,000
The German company Volkswagen has unveiled an electric crossover called the ID.4. The vendor's new car received several modifications, including an all-wheel-drive version, as well as a wide range of options and good "range" on a single battery charge.
Volkswagen ID.4 received an 82 kWh battery — its full charge time when using a standard power supply will be 7.5 hours, and at the branded station, the battery capacity will be replenished from 5 to 80% in just 38 minutes. According to the manufacturer, the maximum power reserve of the electric car on a single battery charge is up to 402 km.
The drag coefficient of the new car is 0.28, which provides it with good aerodynamics by the standards of SUVs. The front axle of the electric car received disc brakes, and the rear — drum brakes. This approach is designed to increase the efficiency of energy recovery during braking.
The vehicle's dashboard features a 5.3-inch information display. There is also a multimedia system in the cabin with support for voice commands and a touch screen with a diagonal of 10 or 12 inches, depending on the configuration.
The base model of the Volkswagen ID.4 will come with rear-wheel drive and a single 201 HP engine, and its price in the basic configuration at the start of sales, scheduled for early next year, will be $39,995. The quality of options offered to customers will include dual-zone climate control, access to the interior without a key, heated steering wheel and windshield, a docking station for wireless charging of gadgets, a panoramic roof, and other useful additions.
The flagship version with the 1st Edition prefix received a 302 HP powerplant, all-wheel drive, and several color options for interior lighting, as well as door handle lighting and access to the trunk directly from the cabin thanks to a closed through the hole. The model will be released in a limited edition and will cost customers $43,995.