Volkswagen ID.4 1ST Max
Volkswagen ID.4 1ST Max

Volkswagen Ireland has confirmed that the new Volkswagen ID.4 will go on sale in Ireland from January 2021.

The ID.4 is the German brand’s first all electric SUV and the follow-up to the Volkswagen ID.3 electric hatchback that has just gone on sale in Ireland this autumn.

The first models to arrive here will be the 1st Edition. Pricing for the new Volkswagen ID.4 1st will start from €42,995 including Government grants and VRT relief. These models will use a 77 kWh battery with a system power output of 204 hp and an expected range of 500 km (WLTP).

The Volkswagen ID.4 1st Max with even more equipment will be available from €54,395 after grants and a WLTP range of 492 km.

A source in Volkswagen Ireland has said that the brand expects to sell 1700 here in a year.

From May 2021, the Volkswagen ID.4 52 kWh will launch here with an expected lower entry price of €35,000 after grants and a range of around 340 km.

The ID.4 is classed as a compact SUV and uses Volkswagen’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB) architecture. Volkswagen says the space available in the vehicle interior is at the level of conventional SUVs in the next category up. Depending on the rear seat backrest’s position, the luggage compartment will have a capacity from 543 to 1,575 litres. The equipment range of the ID.4 includes an electrically powered boot lid, roof rails and a towing bracket.

The interior of the new ID.4
The interior of the new ID.4

The E-SUV’s operating concept will be based on two displays – one of which diagonally measures up to 12 inches and features touch functionality – as well as “Hello ID.” natural voice control. The new ID.Light – a narrow light strip under the windscreen – features as does an augmented reality head-up display as an option.

The ID.4 can avail of DC quick-charging at 125 kW adding 325 km in as little as 30 minutes.

“The ID.4 is an emotional all-rounder which will impress many customers with its efficient electric drive, generous amount of space, modern assist systems and powerful design,” says Ralf Brandstätter, Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen brand. “As the first global electric car, this model will roll out our modular electric drive matrix platform that has been developed specifically for electric mobility the world over. Volkswagen is thus once again demonstrating its leading role in innovation, technology and quality on
the high-volume market.”

The new Volkswagen ID.4 expected in Ireland in January 2021
The new Volkswagen ID.4 expected in Ireland in January 2021