Authorized Volkswagen dealers in the Czech Republic are already accepting orders from customers who have opted for the new ID.4 electric car.
Batteries with a capacity of 77 kWh allow a range of up to 520 km (WLTP). Initially, special editions of ID.4 1ST and ID.4 1ST Max are available.photo: Volkswagen
Just days after the world premiere of the second member of the Volkswagen ID electric car family. special editions ID.4 1ST and ID.4 1ST Max are available with exclusive equipment for prices from CZK 1,224,900. Volkswagen will gradually expand its offer with other variants.
“ID.4 follows in close succession the very successful ID.3 model. The new model combines the ecological operation of an electric car with the versatility of an SUV. As with the ID.3, customers can look forward to an extremely spacious interior and remarkable driving dynamics combined with an excellent level of comfort, to which a quiet electric motor and minimal aerodynamic noise contribute. The new ID.3 met with a very positive response from Czech customers, and its bigger brother ID.4 has all the prerequisites to excite those interested in SUVs for electric mobility as well. says Jiří Štoček, Director of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Division of Porsche Czech Republic.
As with the ID.3, the Volkswagen offers the SUV ID.4 in preconfigured versions. The first phase of the launch belongs to the special editions ID.4 1ST and ID.4 1ST Max with generous equipment. Their prices on the Czech market were set at CZK 1,224,900, resp. CZK 1,473,900 (Max).
In both cases, the rear-wheel drive provides a 150 kW (204 hp) electric motor at the rear, powered by a set of batteries with a usable capacity of 77 kWh. Up to 520 km can be traveled on a single charge (according to the WLTP methodology). This in itself predetermines ID.4 electric cars even for long-distance travel.
In addition, fast 125 kW DC charging, for example from the Ionity charging racks, replenishes enough electricity to cover an additional 320 km (WLTP) in 30 minutes.
The ID.4 accelerates from standstill to 100 km / h in 8.5 seconds and its top speed is electronically limited to 160 km / h. The robust character of the electric SUV is enhanced by large wheels in conjunction with a ground clearance of 210 mm.
While driving, the powerful electric car captivates the driver with acceleration and excellent driving characteristics, which are due to the low center of gravity and even weight distribution between the axles due to the storage of a high-voltage set of batteries under the floor. Depending on the position of the rear seat backrests, the luggage compartment offers a volume of 543 to 1575 liters.
The clearly arranged instrument panel of the ID.4 model allows easy operation. Almost exclusively touch controls are complemented by intelligent voice control “Hello ID.”. On request, a transparent display with augmented reality is supplied, which inserts a virtual display into a real environment.
Travel is facilitated by the Discover Pro navigation system with We Connect Start internet services, while IQ.Drive assistance systems increase the level of comfort and safety. In addition, the vehicle’s electronic systems can be updated wirelessly after the purchase of the vehiclewithout the customer having to visit a service partner.
The current entry into the world of Volkswagen electromobility in the SUV segment is the ID.4 1ST. This special edition, on the occasion of the launch of the new model, rides 20 “wheels in the” Drammen “design. Its elegant appearance is enhanced by an exterior stylistic package in conjunction with dark tinted windows in the rear of the car.
Increases comfort when traveling in the cold season heated front seats, multifunction steering wheel and windscreen glass. The decorative lighting is adjustable in 30 colors and the stainless steel pedals are decorated with an imaginative “Play & Pause” design. Comfortable equipment is completed by dual-zone air conditioning “Climatronic”.
In addition to the Discover Pro navigation system, the standard equipment also includes Front Assist, adaptive cruise control ACC “stop & go” and Lane Assist. The rear camera makes maneuvering in tight spaces. The heat pump increases the economy of operation, which significantly extends the range, especially at low temperatures.
Volkswagen ID.4 1ST Max comes with almost complete standard equipment. In addition to the above features, its exterior features include IQ.Light-Matrix LED interactive headlights, 3D LED taillights and 21 “Narvik” wheels. Driving characteristics are taken to an even higher level by progressive steering and the DCC system with adaptive dampers.
The interior equipment of the special edition ID.4 1ST Max guarantees the crew maximum comfort. This is due to, for example, electrically adjustable seats, a panoramic glass sunroof, soundproof windows, Climatronic three-zone automatic climate control and electric control of the tailgate. The top version leaves nothing to chance even in the areas of control, connectivity and assisted driving.
The driver thus has a transparent display with augmented reality, central 12 “display, Comfort telephone interface and Travel Assist systems (extensively automated driving in certain operating modes), Side Assist (lane change assistant) and Emergency Assist (emergency assistant).
Future variants and global production
Special editions are limited to 27,000 cars produced. Once sold out, Volkswagen will gradually launch other variants of the ID.4 model with pre-configured equipment. It will follow in early 2021 basic version ID.4 Pure with a range of up to 340 kilometers (according to WLTP methodology).
Volkswagen is expanding its classic product line with the ID electric car family. The new ID.4 is the brand’s second exclusively electrically powered model after the compact ID.3 model. The new electrically powered SUV will be manufactured in a total of five plants on three continents.
The production of the ID.4 model for European markets is provided by the Cvikov plant, with a neutral balance of CO2 emissions throughout the supply chain. This year, production will also begin in the Chinese factories Anting and Foshan. In 2022, production is planned to start at the Chattanooga (USA) and Emden plants.