Volkswagen has teased its upcoming lineup of electric vehicle options for years. The ID line, which will eventually include sedans, an SUV, and even a microbus, begins with the launch of the 2021 VW ID.4. This release is the first of its kind, setting a high standard for the brand’s next decade as it navigates the expanding EV market. The family-friendly and spacious SUV sizing, along with a reliable and sustainable driving range, makes this a strong start for Volkswagen’s more conscious future. 

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4

Different versions of the ID.4 will release throughout 2021 and into 2022. All-wheel drive will eventually come as an option alongside the ID.4’s base model, but the initial launch will come with rear-wheel drive as standard. Rear-wheel will be capable of 201 horsepower, and all-wheel drive will tout a strong 302 HP. Its regenerative braking technology allows energy to be recaptured and not lost as the vehicle slows. Early driving tests have praised the ID.4’s smooth ride quality, another selling point for drivers looking to take their newest EV on a long road trip. 

The ID.4’s battery is the best Volkswagen has to offer, powering up to 250-mile trips on a single charge, which compares well with competitors. The ID.4 can also be connected to a fast-charging station to quickly restore its full battery life, which many consumers have considered investing in for convenience purposes. Its energy efficiency is another selling point, with 104 MPGe city and 89 MPGe highway. 

The Volkswagen ID.4’s interior takes inspiration from concept vehicles while still placing an emphasis on practicality with its updated technology and modern design. Its trunk is accommodating and upgrades like ambient lighting and leather upholstery are being praised as strong characteristics that define this new model. Its technology is impressive, coming standard with a 10-inch infotainment screen and smartphone integration.  

Volkswagen’s upcoming exploration of the continually expanding EV market promises to offer affordable and fresh makes and models, starting with the ID.4. If you’re interested in purchasing a Volkswagen of your own, or any make and model, you can browse through our wide-ranging inventory on our website here