The new Volkswagen ID.4 is on sale in Ireland now
The new Volkswagen ID.4 is on sale in Ireland now

Just as the first Volkswagen ID.4 reviews for Ireland begin to roll in, we can confirm the Volkswagen ID.4 is on sale in Ireland priced from €41,248, including grants and VRT relief.

The ID.4 is the German brand’s all new electric SUV and the follow-up to last year’s ID.3 hatchback.

The customer deliveries will arrive here later in the spring and will be high specification ID.4 1st Edition and 1st Edition Max models. These models are powered by a 77 kWh battery with a system power output of 204 hp and an electric range up to 500 km (WLTP).

There is 310 Nm of torque, the top speed is 160 km/h and 0 to 100 km/h is reached in 8.5 seconds.

The Volkswagen ID.4 1st is available from €41,248 with equipment highlights including heated front seats and steering wheel, “Discover Pro” navigation system, 20″ “Drammen” alloy wheels, reversing camera, LED headlights/taillights and Lane Assist.

The Volkswagen ID.4 1st Max is available from €54,580 and adds massage feature to the front seats, 21″ “Narvik” alloy wheels, Area View, LED matrix headlights, 3D LED tail light clusters, Travel Assist, augmented reality head-up display and panoramic sunroof.

From May, 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.

Inside the new Volkswagen ID.4
Inside the new Volkswagen ID.4

The new electric Volkswagen 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 – also features.

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

It is available in four colours at launch: Manganese Grey Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Blue Dusk Metallic, and Honey Yellow Metallic.

“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.”

A source in Volkswagen Ireland has said that the brand expects to sell 1700 ID.4s here in a year. The ID.3 has already posted strong sales in the Irish market since its launch in the latter half of 2020.

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