Volkswagen is testing ID.4 electric SUVSeptember 17, 2019
The German automaker opened a new chapter in its history with the introduction of the all-electric ID.3 at the Frankfurt Motor Show last week.
It is worth recalling that in recent years, more and more popular in the world, including in Russia, are not compact hatchbacks, but large SUVs. Therefore, experts question the success of the Volkswagen ID.3.
The model that we are hoping to see on the new production line of the electric vehicles of the German giant is ID.4 – the serial version of ID. The Crozz concept was demonstrated in Shanghai and Frankfurt two years ago. And these latest spy shots taken in the Austrian Alps give us a better look at how it will look in salable condition.
Like the ID.3 hatchback, ID.4 is expected to be built on the same modular MEB platform, which will become the basis for a wide range of electric vehicles in parallel with the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture that underlies the new Porsche Taycan and other high-end electric vehicles. Only ID.4 will be above most of its “brothers.”
A larger ID.4 body will require a more powerful electric drive than the compact ID.3. Thus, in combination with a 200-horsepower electric motor driving the rear wheels on a hatchback, we expect Volkswagen to install a 100-horsepower electric motor on the front axle to provide a combined 300 hp. power and four-wheel drive.
We also expect that a coupe-like version of the model will appear in the future, but the version we are looking at is clearly a regular station wagon model, which is likely to set the stage for the onslaught of the Volkswagen electric car in America.
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