In 2021, Volkswagen introduced its first-ever EV-only model, the ID.4. As it heads toward its second model year, we expect the 2022 ID.4 to be a carryover model, but there are reports of a less expensive variant coming this year. Here’s what to expect from the 2022 Volkswagen ID.4.
The current VW ID.4 is a tiny crossover that's nearly 5 inches shorter than the Tiguan. It boasts a fairly traditional crossover styling with its slightly sloped nose, smooth body panels, swoopy roofline, and slightly rounded rear hatch. Nothing is telegraphing the fact this is an EV, other than its closed-off front grille. We expect this design to remain the same in the 2023 ID.4.
Inside, the ID.4 takes a hard left and shows a little more character with its bold white accents, large infotainment screen, and lack of physical HVAC buttons and knobs. The ID.4 also features a thin and clean dash setup, making this small SUV feel bigger inside. We expect this interior design to remain the same in the 2023 ID.4.
Standard tech is about on-par with this type of vehicle. The current model includes a 10-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wireless smartphone charging, dual-zone climate control, and more. We expect these standard tech bits to remain the same in the 2023 ID.4.
Under its hood, the current ID.4’s electric powertrain delivers 201 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque. Thanks to an 82-kWh battery pack, it can travel 250-260 miles. Later in 2021, the ID.4 will gain a new dual-motor all-wheel-drive variant with 302 hp.
There are reports of a less expensive model coming, and its biggest difference will be the battery. There are reports of this battery being either a 66-kWh or 52-kWh unit. Other than the new battery pack, we expect the 2023 ID.4 to continue with the same powertrain.
The IIHS hasn’t tested the ID.4 yet, but it comes standard with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, active lane control, blind-spot monitors, and road-sign recognition. We expect these standard safety features to remain the same in the 2023 ID.4.
Pricing & Release Date
There’s no confirmed on-sale date for the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 yet, so stay tuned for updates.
Pricing is also unclear, but we expect the bulk of the 2023 ID.4 lineup to remain close to the current MSRP range of $41,190-$49,370 (destination fees included). However, the reports of a cheaper variant claim we’ll see the 2023 ID.4’s base price fall to under $40,000.
Pictured: 2021 Volkswagen ID.4