VW will roll out a cheaper 2023 ID. 4 EV this fall – Meczyki.Net

Volkswagen will introduce a cheaper version of its ID.4 all-electric compact SUV that comes equipped with a smaller battery pack, a move aimed at attracting customers as inflationary pressures push vehicle prices higher.

Volkswagen of America said Thursday it will sell three trims of the 2023 ID.4, including a base model with a smaller 62 kWh battery, starting at $37,495 before federal tax credits (and $1,295 inclusive of destination fee). No). The base model, called the Standard trim, is about 6% lower than the equivalent trim level of the debut 2021 ID.4 model.

2023 The ID.4 is now being assembled at the automaker’s Chattanooga, Tennessee factory, which has helped the automaker reduce prices, even as it improves on some interior and exterior features. For example, all trims of the ID.4 SUV will come standard with a 12-inch touchscreen display – a size that was initially only standard in its limited-run first version.

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The slashed price on the ID.4 is unlike almost every other automaker – including Volkswagen on its other models – in 2022. Supply chain constraints and inflationary pressures have prompted companies to raise prices.

For example, Tesla raised its prices in June for some models by as much as $6,000. Rivian has also increased the prices of its two debut models, the electric R1T pickup and the R1S SUV. GM, Ford and even the VW Group have raised prices across their portfolios.

Stelantis CEO Carlos Tarvares said the industry has been in the “sweet spot” during the company’s second-quarter earnings call, where shortages of semiconductor chips and other parts have hurt production, but higher demand has caused automakers to charge more. allowed to do. he warned that may end,

Some VW ID.4 Highlights

Volkswagen added other features to the 2023 model year of its all-electric compact SUV, including new paint, upgraded exterior, improved center console and aluminum-alloy wheels. Notably, it standardized previous options in ID.4, including a park assist feature and a 45w USB-C charge port.

The company will offer the ID.4 in three trim levels: Standard/Pro, S and S Plus with a 62 kWh or 82 kWh battery pack and the option of rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.

Volkswagen estimates its cheapest base model, a rear-wheel vehicle powered by a single, permanent magnet synchronous motor and 62 kWh battery with a range of 208 miles. Some more features and improvements to highlight the standard model include new stitching on the dash, fabric and leatherette seat side bolsters that replace the original cloth upholstery of the previous model.

Volkswagen 2023 Vw Id4

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Moving up the line, the rear-wheel ID.4 Pro, with an 82 kWh battery and an estimated range of 275 miles Starts at $42,495. The all-wheel-drive version, which can travel an estimated 255 miles on a single charge, starts at $46,295 (again, these prices do not include the added destination fee or the price reduction from the $7,500 federal tax credit) Is.)

The company said that both these versions have an enhanced DC fast charging capability of 170kW.

The ID.4 S, which starts at $42,495, features other advanced items like leatherette seat inserts, 12-way power seats, a heated steering wheel, panoramic fixed glass roof with electric sunshade, power tailgate, premium LED headlights and 20-inch aluminum joins. -alloy wheels.

Lastly, the base price for the ID.4 Pro S Plus is $50,195 and the ID.4 AWD Pros S Plus is $53,995. This trim adds “unique” 20-inch wheels; Power folding door mirrors with accent lighting, black painted roof with silver roof accents and silver roof rails, silver accents on front and rear bumpers.

Importantly, all trims have “plug and charge” functionality, a feature that lets drivers pull into an Electrify America charging station and charge it without the hassle of using a credit card, app, or dongle to initiate a charge. Plugs in to charge. Volkswagen is still offering new owners three years of 30-minute DC fast-charging sessions at Electrify America stations. Electrify America is a subsidiary of the VW Group and was launched as part of the automaker’s agreement with the US government over the diesel emissions scandal.

The automaker’s iQ.Drive Advanced Driver Assistance System, which requires the driver’s hand to remain at the wheel, now comes standard on all trims. When the system is activated, it will accelerate or brake, keep the vehicle in the lane and recognize traffic signals to maintain the selected following distance from the vehicle ahead. The company has also added a feature that can detect cyclists.

Expected to reach dealers in the fall of 2023 ID.4.