More range, faster loading, price increase of $ 765
While we are waiting for the unveiling of the production-bound electric microbus restart from Volkswagen, the electric SUV VW ID.4 is starting from a slow delivery start here and is preparing with a second model year to exploit its mass market potential compared to gasoline models such as the Toyota RAV4 or Honda CR-V.
As indicated a few weeks ago, after details for overseas versions were first announced, the 2022 models for the US will receive Plug and Charge – which takes a step up in roadside fast charging – as well as an improvement on 135 kW DC fast charging . Previously, VW said the ID.4 peaked at around 125 kW.
VW also says that 2022 will bring an auto-hold function for the parking brake. Both that and Plug and Charge will be made available shortly as part of an over-the-air update.
Volkswagen ID.4 Prototype – California, December 2020
Now VW says it also expects an EPA-rated range improvement in 2022 – compared to current ratings of 240 miles to 260 miles, depending on the version.
The ID.4 will otherwise return for 2022 with an 82 kWh battery for the entire product range. The single-engine rear-wheel drive versions produce 201 hp, while the two-engine all-wheel drive versions produce 295 hp.
Including the mandatory target fee of $ 1,195, the VW ID.4 2022 starts at $ 41,955 for the ID.4 Pro or $ 45,635 for the Pro AWD. The Pro versions of the ID.4 include a 10.0-inch touchscreen system with navigation HD radio, seven speakers and voice control, as well as wireless charging and 4 USB-C ports. They also include a full range of active safety elements, adaptive cruise control, and front and rear parking sensors.
2021 Volkswagen ID.4
Pro S versions for $ 46,455 with rear-wheel drive or $ 50,135 for the Pro S AWD offer sportier features plus projector headlights, an illuminated logo, puddle lamps, a panoramic fixed glass roof, ambient interior lighting, synthetic leather upholstery, a larger 12.0 -Inch infotainment screen, larger 20-inch wheels (compared to 19-inch wheels) as well as memory settings and greater adjustability for the front seats. You can also add a $ 1,500 gradient package to the Pro S, which is upgraded to a black roof with silver accents and 20-inch alloy wheels.
As our companion AutosDirect reports, Volkswagen is converting some orders from 2021 to 2022, but is sending affected buyers a customer support bonus code worth exactly the amount of the 2021 price increase – $ 765. So that you can get a 2022 model at the same price. Customers must show this code when selling.
At Electrify America, VW will continue to offer 30-minute DC fast charging sessions for three years with all new ID.4s.
First Volkswagen ID.4 validation construction completed in 2021 at the Chattanooga plant
Shipments of ID.4 models, which are built in Chattanooga, USA, are expected to begin this fall, with a base model starting at 62 kWh from around $ 36,000 including destination, possibly before the end of the year.
That could partially undercut the competition. A base version of the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 will be available around May for just $ 40,925. And the 2022 Nissan Ariya, slated for launch this spring, will start at around $ 40,000. However, GM only confirmed a $ 30,000 Chevrolet Equinox EV to arrive in 2023 just last week, so the competition is heating up.
Ford recently raised sticker prices for the Mach-E significantly over 2021 models – although they also received a range increase with the new model year.
Taken together, they could compete with Tesla. By the end of 2021, Tesla had raised the price of the Model Y by $ 17,000 from just earlier the year.