Volkswagen has begun series production of the ID.4, its first all-electric sports utility vehicle (SUV).
Production of the Volkwagen ID.4 follows the launch of the ID.3 hatchback, the brand’s first electric vehicle.
“With the ID.4, Volkswagen is adding an all-electric vehicle to its offering in the compact SUV class, the world’s largest growth segment”, Ralf Brandstätter, CEO of the Volkswagen brand, said.
“Following the ID.3, this is already the second model based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB). Going forward, the car will be built and sold in Europe, in China, and later also in the USA.”
The ID.4 is based on Volkswagen’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB), an all-electric platform aimed at maximising by e-mobility.
With its low drag coefficient of 0.28 and scalable battery system, the ID.4 can cover over 500 kilometres (WLTP). The vehicle also offers plenty of interior space, and the powerful proportions lend an ultra-modern look to the exterior.
The SUV will initially be launched with rear-wheel-drive, while an electric all-wheel-drive version will be added a later date.
The high-voltage battery is positioned in the sandwich-design underbody for a low centre of gravity and balanced axle load distribution. Like all models built on the MEB platform, the ID.4 offers plenty of space due to its compact electric drive technology.
Board Member for E-mobility, Thomas Ulbrich, said: “We are right on schedule with the Volkswagen brand’s transformation process to e-mobility. The ID.3 is now being followed by the ID.4.”
“Given the major societal challenges of recent months, the successful start of ID.4 series production is an exceptional achievement, so my appreciation and thanks go especially to the Volkswagen team in Saxony and all members of the ID team.”
“The second model in the ID. family is already rolling off the assembly line where, only recently, ICEs were still being built.”