2021 Volkswagen ID.4 SUV: Price, specs and release date

Matthew Mills
March 05, 2020

Volkswagen has provided more images of its upcoming all-electric SUV. Here’s everything you need to know…

  • New VW ID.4 electric car revealed
  • Design follows ID. Crozz concept
  • Styling inspired by VW ID.3
  • Will have SUV and coupe versions
  • 200-300 miles of range
  • Single and dual-motor options
  • Will go on sale in 2021
  • Expected to cost from £40,000

Volkswagen is joining the electric car craze in 2020, taking on Tesla and an increasing number of other brands with its upcoming ID. line. The range will commence properly later this summer, when the family-friendly, Golf-sized hatchback, the ID.3, arrives. Then it will continue into 2021 with this: the newly unveiled ID.4. It’s a zero-emission compact SUV based on VW’s ID. Crozz concept car. Read on for all the essential info, as well as official photos of the impending model.

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 design

The Geneva motor show may have been cancelled this year, but that didn’t stop VW from revealing the ID.4 anyway. These latest images provide the best glimpse of the car yet, showing off its bodywork that clearly takes inspiration from the ID.3 hatchback.

Front and back, the ID.4 has the same minimalist look as the ID.3.

Like the ID.3 – and unlike many other all-electric cars – there’s very little fakery with the design. Instead of creating a filled-in ‘grille’, VW has given the ID.4 a no-nonsense chrome strip, connecting the sharp-looking LED headlights. It’s a similar story at the rear, where the LED lights seem strikingly similar to the ID.3’s, and large amounts of the body below the bootlid the boot is covered with plain black plastic.

Other visual cues that connect the ID.4 and 3 are the jet black roof and black window trim. The roof rails make the SUV stand out, though, giving it the potential to be more useful on long family holidays should you fancy fitting a roof box.

It’s expected that, when the ID.4 is released, it will be available with two distinct body types: a traditional boxy SUV (as you see here) and a coupe-SUV, with a swooping roofline.

The ID.4 as spotted during cold-weather testing, complete with fake grille.

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 price and release date

The VW ID.4 is a small, all-electric SUV, so its alternatives include the Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia e-Niro. As such, you can expect the car to cost from around £40,000. Higher-spec models will probably cost closer to £50,000. You’ll find out for sure when the VW ID.4 arrives in the UK in summer 2021.

Fake exhausts on this prototype try to hide the VW ID.4’s electric underpinnings.

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 range

While official figures have yet to be released, you can expect the ID.4 t0 have a range of more than 300 miles on a single charge – although, this will depend on which model you buy.  Its motors, batteries and power output will probably change based on which version of the car you get. Expect entry-level versions to have one, rear-mounted electric motor, while higher-spec cars could have a pair of motors that make the ID.4 all-wheel drive.

VW’s electric car underpinnings will allow the ID.4 to come with a range of battery and motor configurations.

Rear-wheel-drive ID.4 models will likely have an output of around 200hp, while four-wheel-drive cars are expected to get more than 300hp. The ID. Crozz concept that the SUV is based on had a top speed of 112mph, and the ID.4’s may well be the same.

VW says that you’ll be able to charge your ID.4 overnight at home, which it anticipates 70% of buyers to do. If you fancy a quicker ‘splash and dash’, a 125kWh charger should be able to get the car 80% full in as little as 35 minutes.

The ID.4 will have a similar cabin to the ID.3, shown here.

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 interior

The ID.4 is set to get the same augmented-reality heads-up display that you’ll see in the ID.3. This system projects information – such as the satnav display and speed – directly onto the windscreen. There will also be a more conventional dashboard-mounted infotainment touchscreen.

The traditional SUV version of the ID.4 will easily be able to accommodate four fully-grown adults in its cabin, while the boot should have enough space for a couple of large suitcases. Plus, the lack of a central tunnel means more foot room for the passenger sitting in the middle of the back seats. The lower roofline of the ID.4 coupe-SUV will most likely eat into headroom and storage space slightly.

The finished ID.4 probably won’t come with the Crozz concept’s cool sliding rear doors.

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