Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen road testing ID.4 EV in India

Written by Rohit Tonapi

Volkswagen’s first electric crossover, the ID.4, has been spotted undergoing road testing in India for the first time. Essentially the production version of the ID. Crozz Concept from 2020, the ID.4 is also the first of the ID models. The electric crossover is sold in the US, Germany and China. It is also available in both RWD and AWD drivetrains. 

Volkswagen ID.4 EV Spotted In India – What Do We See?

While seeing a total uncamouflaged VW ID.4 itself is a surprise, there’s something even more interesting. The model spotted is the high-performance GTX variant of the ID.4. Seeing the red MH-14 registration plates, it’s safe to assume it is registered to the brand’s plant in Chakan. The ID.4 GTX in the spy shots has a dual-tone red and black exterior colour. Furthermore, enhancing the looks are the pop-out door handles. The electric crossover gets 20-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels.

There’s also an image showing the interior of the ID.4, but not much is visible. However, we do get to see that it gets an all-black interior, floating touchscreen infotainment unit and a digital instrument cluster. Also visible is the 3-spoke steering wheel, which has a similar design to the Taigun and Virtus.

Volkswagen ID.4 EV Spotted In India – What Do We Know?

The Volkswagen ID.4 EV measures 4.5 metres in length and has a wheelbase of 2.7 metres. The overall length of the ID.4 puts it in the same league as the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta and Nissan Kicks. However, the ID.4’s wheelbase is much longer. 

Internationally, the ID.4 is available in a host of powertrain and battery options. The range starts from a 146 HP and 220 Nm powertrain. Meanwhile, the top-end model packs 299 HP and 310 Nm of torque. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while higher-end variants come with all-wheel drive. The GTX variant is the most powerful ID.4 model. It gets an all-wheel drive system, 300 HP and a 77 kWh battery pack. 

Depending on the variant, the range varies from 334 km to 463 km on a single charge. All versions of the ID.4 get standard AC charging, while the higher-end models get DC ultra-fast charging. The latter is able to charge it in only 35 minutes. 

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