Volkswagen ID.4 EV was tested in India before launch
During the launch of the all-new Virtus sedan, Volkswagen announced that it will begin its electric mobility journey in India with the ID.4 electric crossover. Well, to be true to its words, it looks like Volkswagen is moving in the right direction, as a test mule of the ID.4 was recently spied on road tests in India EVO India.
A red test mule of the Volkswagen ID.4 in its top-of-the-line GTX version with Indian number plates was recently spotted, suggesting that the model is in the final stages of testing in India. This test mule rode on 20-inch alloy wheels and had a two-tone red and black paint job. The other design highlights of the ID.4, including the elongated daytime running LED at the front and the rear light strip at the rear, also correspond to those of the world model. Like Volkswagen’s other all-electric ID models, the ID.4 has a closed front grille, a steeply raked rear window and opening door handles.
Inside, the new Indian-spec Volkswagen ID.4 is expected to receive the same interior layout and features as the global-spec model currently. The cabin featured in the spy images features all-new Volkswagen design elements, such as a modern multifunction steering wheel, a cleaner dashboard design and a free-standing touchscreen infotainment system. The instrument console is also a full TFT display unit, which differs visually from the current display units in the Taigun and Virtus.
The Volkswagen ID.4 for India also gets color-coded interior trims that are fully customizable to the owner’s preferences. In all likelihood, the India-Spec model will also get features like tri-zone climate control, leather upholstery, 12-way power front seats and ambient lighting. With an overall length of almost 4.5 meters, it looks as tall as other mid-size SUVs in India, such as Tata Harrier and MG Hector.
VW ID.4 GTX
The Volkswagen ID.4 model spied on the Indian roads is the top-of-the-line GTX variant, which has all-wheel drive with an electric motor on the front and rear axles. This version comes with a 77kWh battery that claims a range of around 334-463km. This particular variant of the Volkswagen ID.4 is also compatible with DC ultra-fast charging methods, which allow you to quickly charge the ID.4 in just 35 minutes. The lower rear-wheel drive versions may also go on sale to keep entry prices down.
The new Volkswagen ID.4 will be launched in India in limited numbers as a CBU offering, similar to Volkswagen exclusives like the Polo GTI and T-Roc in the past. Expect the new ID.4 to compete with other all-electric cars like the Kia EV6, Volvo XC40 and upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5.