Monday, 10 January 2022 09:38

'Cheap' Volkswagen ID.4 Coming 'in the $35,000 Range'

Written by Mark Kane, Inside EVs


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Volkswagen closed 2021 with almost 17,000 ID.4 sales in the U.S. but the number could be four times higher, according to the company's representative.

The company has more than 40,000 reservations but is supply constrained, as the cars are imported from Europe.


"We could have sold four times that amount," Volkswagen Group of America CEO Scott Keogh said via Automotive News. "What VW dealers are saying is that this is the most excitement they've had on the shop floor since 1998, when we brought the Beetle back."


Currently, the Volkswagen ID.4 is offered in RWD and AWD versions, with a single 82 kWh battery version.


In 2022, the car will get an upgrade, including range, while the lineup will be expanded by a new, less expensive version with a smaller battery, probably 62 kWh or so.


This new entry-level ID.4 with RWD will start at around $35,000. That would be about $5,000 less than in the case of ID.4 Pro.


The key element of Volkswagen's expansion of the MEB-based electric cars is the Chattanooga, TN, plant, which will start production of the ID.4 later this year using battery cells from the new SK Innovation's SK On plant in Georgia.


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