The all-new fully-electric Volkswagen ID.4 SUV has arrived in Ireland. Volkswagen's first all-electric SUV is set to be one of the most sought-after vehicles of 2021, it continues on from the success of the ID.3, which has quickly established itself as Ireland’s best-selling electric vehicle this year.
The first of the ID.4 models to arrive in Ireland are the ID.4 1st and the ID.4 1st Max, which are being delivered to the hundreds of customers who pre-ordered the vehicle prior to its arrival into the country.
The ID.4 comes to Ireland with two battery sizes. The ID.4 City and ID.4 Style have a battery with 52 kWh net energy content. Their electric drive motors deliver 148 PS and a range of up to 343km (WLTP). The 1st, 1st Max, Life, Business, Family, Tech and Max versions employ a 77 kWh battery, which gives them a range of up to 519km (WLTP). The electric motor in the rear delivers 150kW (204 PS) in these models. The battery is located under the passenger compartment, ensuring a low centre of gravity, increased space in the interior cabin and balanced distribution of the axle load. This battery position gives the ID.4 excellent, sporty handling and the 16cm ground clearance allows the vehicle to cope with light off-road terrain.
The 52kWh battery can accelerate the ID.4 to 100km/h in just 10.9 seconds and on to a top speed limited to 160 km/h. Charging is via 7.2 kW AC or up to 100 kW DC charging – with AC charging from 0-100% taking around 7 hours 30 minutes, with DC charging to 80% taking just 38 minutes. The larger 77 kWh battery can accelerate the ID.4 to 100km/h in 8.5 seconds and on to a top speed limited to 160 km/h. Charging is via 11 kW AC or up to 125 kW DC, with charging times in line with the 52 kWh battery.
With a wide choice of models, there is an ID.4 to suit various requirements and budgets. The ‘entry-level’ ID.4 City (from €34,436*) is anything but basic, with 18” alloy wheels, Navigation, Wireless Charging and Art Velours Interior. The ID.4 Style (from €38,548*) adds Matrix LED headlights, 19” alloy wheels, tinted rear windows, a rearview camera, 3-Zone Climatronic and Keyless Advanced Access. The ID.4 Life (from €44,001*) is the same as a City but with 19” alloy wheels and the 77 kWh battery, and the ID.4 Business (€48,887*) takes the ID.4 City, adds a 77 kWh battery and Matrix LED headlights, 19” alloy wheels, anti-theft alarm, tinted rear windows, 30 colour interior ambient lighting, rearview camera and keyless access advanced.
Customers who want the highest equipment levels can move up to the ID.4 Family (€50,365*), which adds from the Business a Panoramic Roof, thermal insulation and acoustic glass 3-Zone Climatronic and a Luggage Net. The ID.4 Tech (€53,995), as the name suggests, adds increased technology to the Business model – including Head-Up Display (HUD), 12” infotainment system, panoramic sunroof, power seats with massage, 3-Zone Climatronic, Travel & Side Assist and Area View and an Easy Open Tailgate. The ID.4 Max (€57,810) gets the full suite of equipment, adding to the Tech model a Heat Pump, Top Sports Seats and Dynamic Chassis Control.
Options available for the ID.4 include a Heat Pump (€1,411), a Power Folding Trailer Hitch (€974) and 20” Drammen (€544) and 21” Narkvik (€932) alloy wheels. Moonstone Grey Solid is a no-cost paint option, with Scale Silver Metallic, Blue Dusk Metallic, Honey Yellow Metallic, Manganese Grey Metallic and Glacier White Metallic €675 options.
The ID.4 1st Edition (€42,423*) gets 20” alloy wheels, metallic paint, tinted rear windows, a rearview camera, and light assist as standard, while the ID.4 1st Max (€55,565*) gains 21” Alloy wheels, IQ.Light with “Eye Technology”, LED Matrix Headlights, Augmented Reality HUD and Adaptive Chassis Control among its standard equipment.
*Price includes all available grants, including VRT and SEAI grants for Private Customers.
** As measured under WLTP regulations