The expectations are high from the Volkswagen, so let’s find out if it meets those expectations. The company’s aim to sell their EVs globally begin with the new ID 4, that’s how crucial the five-seat electric SUV is. The vehicle will be manufactured in four producing plants on three continents. The officials of the brand claim the vehicle to be a world car, but it is to be seen if it becomes a global vehicle. It will be sold in the UK from February next year, so then we will get the exact idea, of how good it is. For it to go global, it has to do very well in the early stages, so its sales performance in the UK is of high importance.
The vehicle follows the smaller ID 3 hatchback, which also used the MEB platform. But, a stronger, dual-motor, four-wheel-drive model will also be added to the line-up next April. This model will be used by several future ID models.
Its style, however, is not much different from the traditional Volkswagen vehicles. If you are familiar with the previous vehicles, you will know this as soon as you see the full-width light bands front and rear. Those who have followed the company’s entry into the electric car industry know what we are talking about. The model has used the smooth appearance of the ID Crozz concept, which was first introduced as the Shanghai Motor in 2017.
Nonetheless, it’s a very stylish car and looks completely modern. Yes, it’s not much different from the previous models, but the minor changes made give it a good and fresh look. So, if you drive, no one would say that you are driving an old-style vehicle. Its short bonnet proportions have not been seen before in an SUV and large wheelhouses. This allows it to carry wheels from a standard 17in up to 20in in diameter.
The ID3 used the same synchronous unit. It offers three levels of power, ranging from 145bhp to 166bgp and 198bhp. It has a rear-mounted electric motor, called the APP 310, which provides the power. Furthermore, it was assembled at the company’s component plant in Kassel, Germany.
If we talk about drag co-efficient, it’s interesting to know that it’s quite below that of the Tiguan. It stands at 0.26 and that too thanks to the enclosed front end and aerodynamically optimized wheel design.