Volkswagen gave the go-ahead for its MEB-based electric vehicles with the compact tailgate ID.3 presented at the IAA in Frankfurt in September 2019. The next task is to present the electric SUV ID.4 – essentially a production version of the ID. The Crozz concept was introduced in 2017. The Wolfsburgers have repeatedly confirmed that the road-going model will premiere sometime in 2020, and now we may know, with the kind permission of Autocar when exactly the official premiere will take place.
The British magazine reports that VW selected the New York Auto Show set for the first half of April to launch the ID.4 in series clothing. No wonder when you consider that the Detroit Auto Show has been postponed to June, while the Geneva Salon planned for March mainly focuses on the Golf GTI and its GTD diesel sibling. VW certainly wants the hot hatch duo to get all the attention in Switzerland, just as it prefers the zero-emission SUV as the star model in the Big Apple.
The ID.4 has been driving a lot since VW developed the high-performance electric vehicle into a global model that was launched in Europe this year ( Zwickau) and China (Anting) will be used on the assembly lines. It is also made in the United States, but the Chattanooga, Tennessee plant will not begin production until 2022. It will be followed by a coupe derivative that is said to be named ID.5.
The ID .4 is expected to be available with a single-engine rear wheel drive in a smaller version and with a twin-engine all-wheel drive for the more expensive versions of the series. As with the ID.3, customers will likely be able to choose from multiple batteries, with the range likely to be at least the 250 miles offered by the ID. Crozz concept.