VW ID.4 Electric SUV Revealed, Hyundai Ioniq 5 Rival Launch Confirmed For Indian Market

  • Mar 21, 2024
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The Volkswagen ID.4 will be brought to India as a full import,expected to debut by the end of 2024

VW ID.4 India Unveil

Along with the unveiling of the new GT variants for the Taigun and Virtus, Volkswagen India had another surprise in store for us - the reveal of the ID.4 electric SUV. And if you have had your eyes on one, there is even more good news as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 rival has been confirmed for an India launch. Here’s everything you need to know about it:

Design 

VW ID.4 India Unveil Front

The ID.4 boasts a relatively minimalistic design with a handful of modern design features. Up front, the first thing that catches your eye is the LED DRLs that span the width and connect both the large LED headlights. The closed off grille adds to the minimalist design, while the bumper with the large airdam and slim air intakes on the sides round off the overall front design. 

VW ID.4 India Unveil Side

In profile, the ID.4 once again takes the minimalist approach with soft creases and lines as well as flush fitting door handles. Adding a bit of bling is these large dual-tone alloys and the silver element on the top part of the window line. 

At the rear, the highlight ought to be the connected LED tail lamps and the bumper with silver cladding completes the look. 

Interior And Features 

VW ID.4 India Unveil Interior

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The ID.4 shows off Volkswagen’s new interior theme for the first time in India. Once again, the design approach is minimalist as the dash is dominated by two screens: a 12.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system and 5.2-inch digital driver’s display. The gear shifter is now placed in the steering column, opening up more storage space in the central console. 

In terms of features, the ID.4, internationally, gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, three-zone climate control, a panoramic glass roof, ambient lighting, powered front seats with heating and a wireless phone charger. Passenger safety is taken care of by multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, front and rear parking sensors and ADAS. 

Powertrain Options  

VW ID.4 India Unveil Rear Badge

Volkswagen India is yet to finalise the exact specifications for the ID.4. However, internationally, it’s available with multiple battery pack and powertrain options with both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive choices available. Here’s a look at the detailed specifications of the VW ID.4:

 

Base RWD

Long Range RWD

Long Range AWD

GTX

Power (PS)

170PS

286PS

286PS 

340PS

Battery Pack 

52kWh 

77kWh 

77kWh 

77kWh

Drivetrain

Single motor rear-wheel drive 

Single motor rear-wheel drive 

Dual motor all-wheel drive 

Dual motor all-wheel drive

Claimed Range 

360km 

541km

521km  

510km 

Expected Launch And Price 

VW ID.4 India Unveil Rear Design

The ID.4 will be brought here as a fully imported model and that means it won’t be cheap with a possible starting price of nearly Rs 65 lakh (ex-showroom). When launched here, it will go up against other electric models such as the Volvo C40 Recharge, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6 and BYD Seal.

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