Volkswagen in New York showed its first electric crossover, the ID.4

German car manufacturer Volkswagen has held an online event in New York to showcase its first electric crossover, the ID.4.

This is the brand’s second electric car. The novelty is built on the new MEB platform (with German Modularer E-Antriebs-Baukasten). The exterior and interior of the ID.4 are reminiscent of the ID.3 hatchback, and its dimensions are very similar to the Skoda Enyaq crossover, which debuted earlier this month. The volume of the trunk of the car is 543 liters.

VW ID.4 received several trim levels with different power plants, but two will be released on the market so far. Both are equipped with an 82-kilowatt battery and one electric motor with 204 horsepower and 309 Nm of torque. Such versions of cars will travel up to 520 km on a single charge. As for the dynamics, the claimed acceleration to 100 km/h in 8.5 s, and the maximum speed is 160 km / h. By the way, in 2021 Volkswagen plans to release ID.4 all-wheel-drive models, which will produce 306 hp. from. and 460 Nm.

Of the interesting things in the new product, it is also worth noting a 5.3-inch display instead of a dashboard, as well as a 12-inch multimedia screen with voice control and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Naturally, there are many different assistants in the VW ID.4.

You can pre-order the car in the USA now, and the first customers will receive it at the end of the year. The price tag starts at $39,995. For comparison, its closest competitor Tesla Model Y in the Long Rang configuration with two electric motors, acceleration to 100 km/h in 4.8 s, and a power reserve of 509 km costs from $49,990. By the way, ID.4 is produced. will be in the USA, China, and Germany.