Volkswagen ID.4 / 30 July, 2021
Volkswagen ID.4

Volkswagen’s all-electric ID sub-brand continues to grow at pace, with this new ID.4 SUV joining the line-up. It’s the second ID model following the ID.3 five-door hatchback, but this full SUV offers fresh appeal and even more style.

Starting from £37,800 in 1st Edition trim (the only specification available so far) after the £3,000 UK plug-in car grant, and given that this ID.4 comes with the larger 77kWh Pro Performance battery and a 201bhp electric motor, plus lots of kit, it’s relatively well priced. Especially when you factor in the lower running costs compared with a petrol or even a hybrid SUV. With this battery size in mind, you are likely to be able to get 310 miles of range out of the ID4. This is around 30 miles less than the ID3.

The 0-60mph time is around 8.5 seconds, which is about the same as the Kia e-Niro 2 39kWh and absolutely fine for everyday driving. The Mustang Mach-E Standard Range RWD gets from 0-60mph in 6.6sec and the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus is faster still.

The Volkswagen ID.4 delivers a big improvement in interior quality over the ID.3 hatchback, with more gloss black, shiny silver and soft-touch surfaces. The ID.4 1st Edition does come with front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera as standard, plus very effective LED headlights.

There’s loads of legroom for the two front-seat occupants, and they won’t be short of headroom either. There’s also plenty of seat adjustment and a well-sorted driving position. Those in the back don’t get a raw deal, either. There are masses of legroom for three people, and no one is going to end up with their head brushing the roof lining.

We have already seen a lot of these out on the road already, the question is will you be buying one?