German Auto manufacturer Volkswagen has unveiled the ID.4 upgrade to the ID.3 launched last year at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show that is expected to be challenging some variants of the Tesla Model 3 starting at $39,995 in the United States.
ID.4 comes in with a 82 kWh battery pack that generates up to 201 horsepower with a single rear motor that the company says offers up to 250 miles (official numbers are yet to be published).
It comes in with 19-inch wheels, black roof rails, heated side mirrors, and heated washer nozzles on the outside. It uses drum brakes on the rear wheels that the company says are more effective for regenerative braking than disc brakes for longer use.
On the inside, the ID.4 offers six-way adjustable seats, black piano finishing, auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone climate control, keyless access, wireless mobile charging, wireless App-Connect, Volkswagen Car-Net (which provides in-car 4G LTE WiFi capability to up to four devices if you subscribe to a data plan), and heated steering wheel.
The ID.4 is available to order in six colors: Glacier White Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, Moonstone Grey, Scale Silver Metallic, Blue Dusk Metallic, and King’s Red Metallic.
The company is also offering a couple of add-on packages (Statement and Gradient) with the base variant of the ID.4 and a limited-series 1st Edition costs $43,995 that already comes with the add-on packages included.
The company also says that the most expensive variant of the ID.4 (AWD Pro) will offer 302 horsepower and will be sold for $43,695 “later in 2021.”