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Volkswagen turns I.D. Crozz concept into ID.4 electric vehicle reality with 310-mile range
Volkswagen is all-in on electrified powertrains. They're taking a step closer to walking the walk with the fresh ID.4. The model is the production version fo the ID. Crozz concept SUV that first was shown in 2017.
Production of the ID.4 will mark the automaker's first all-electric SUV launch. The ID.4 will have about 310 miles of range, depending on the drive package. It is assumed then that Volkswagen will tier its range offerings like Nissan and Tesla do.
Volkswagen will make the car in a standard rear-wheel drive format. Electric all-wheel drive will be added later.
The model will sit on VW's MEB platform.
Volkswagen's engineering team has placed the battery near the center of the underbody, which helps ground the SUV and distributes the burden of its weight relatively evenly front to rear and side to side. This battery positioning is common in modern EVs.
VW says that the model will feature a fully digital cockpit that is operated primarily using touch surfaces and voice control. Expect clean, minimalist design from the automaker, as is common in their current lineup.
Volkswagen will produce the model in Europe, China, and the U.S. The U.S. factory is in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
In November it was announced that VW was investing $800 million and adding 1,000 jobs in Tennessee in its push toward mass electrification.
Expect to see the ID.4 launch later this year. Pricing for the model is not yet public knowledge.
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