Volkswagen already launched the ID. 3 hatchback in Europe, but the brand’s small hatchback isn’t coming to the U.S. Instead, the first EV we’ll see on the new MEB platform is this: the (unofficially named) ID. 4 crossover.
The company first previewed their upcoming electric crossover with the I.D. Crozz concept a couple years ago, and that’s since morphed into what we see here, psychedelic camouflage notwithstanding. It’s identical to both the prototype shown earlier in Frankfurt as well as spy shots we published in mid-September. We can’t see the interior yet, thanks to the blacked out windshield and the camouflage.
According to earlier reports, the Volkswagen ID. 4 may launch with a 305 horsepower all-wheel drive powertrain. At both ends, the latest information suggests Volkswagen will fit 75 kW electric motors. Its battery capacity should be better than a Hyundai Kona Electric at 77 kWh, but less than something like a Tesla Model X.
While these are the first two models on the MEB platform, they won’t be the last. Volkswagen plans to launch at least ten battery-electric models for the Chinese market. We’re already aware of the ID. 3, as well as the upcoming ID. Buzz — a revival of the old iconic Microbus. Beyond that, we’ll likely see something based on the I.D. Vizzion sedan concept by 2023.
Volkswagen plans to unveil another ID. concept on November 19 at the LA Auto Show. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more Volkswagen ID. 4 news, as well as more EV reviews. We’re still excited to see the eccentric ID. Buggy actually make it to production. Check that out below: