Volkswagen’s electric ID line-up is about to grow again.
Despite the Opel-style camouflage at the front, the coupe is expected to look identical to its more practical ID.4 SUV sibling from the a-pillar forward.
The differences come down back, where the ID.4 has a coupe-like roofline and a slim rear spoiler. The lights are almost identical to those of the ID.4, although there are detail differences in the design of the rear bumper.
Under the skin of the ID.4 coupe, which may be badged the ID.4 GTX, will be a variation of the MEB platform debuted in the Golf-sized ID.3 hatchback.
A range of battery packs and motors are offered on the platform. The wagon-bodied ID.4 will be available with 52kWh or 77kWh lithium-ion batteries, paired with both single- and dual-motor setups.
Rear-wheel drive models with 109kW or 125kW of power will be offered, while all-wheel drive options with 150kW and 225kW will sit above them. Maximum range for the ID.4 is 520km on the WLTP test cycle.
Measuring 4584mm long, 1852mm wide, 1612mm tall, and riding on a 2766mm wheelbase, the ID.4 sits between the Tiguan and long wheelbase Tiguan Allspace in terms of length and wheelbase.
The ID.4 ‘wagon’ will be the first Volkswagen electric vehicle to be offered in Australia when it touches down in 2022 or 2023, with the Golf-sized ID.3 hatchback to follow in its wheel tracks.
“It would be logical if we go the ID.4, the SUV [first]. I think the market here now is 65, 64 per cent SUV,” said Michael Bartsch, Volkswagen Australia managing director.
“That would make the most sense, that’s where the business model would be, because the volume would be there, because that’s where the market is.”