As it’s approaching its global launch, with the first vehicles scheduled for delivery before the end of this year, Volkswagen has revealed further details of the fully electric compact SUV’s interior. The ID.4 will be sold not just in Europe but also in China and later on in the USA.
Volkswagen says getting in the fully electric SUV in itself is already a pleasure as the door handles are flush with the body and they come with electric unlocking. It was also highlighted that the rear seat bench offers as much space as a conventional SUV in the next higher category. We’ll be expecting more space than a Tiguan then. As for cargo space, the ID.4 offers 543-litres of space with the rear seats up.
The vastness of the interior is a result of a floating dashboard that’s disconnected from the centre console along with an optional panoramic roof. As darkness falls, there are over 30 colours to choose from to suit every mood inside the cabin.
The ID.4 features what Volkswagen calls the ID. Light – a light strip below the windscreen – which will be available in all ID. models. It supports drivers in a host of situations with intuitive lighting effects in different colours. The ID. Light perform functions like alerting the driver that the vehicle’s drive system is active or if the car has been unlocked or locked.
The ID. Light also works with the car’s navigation system to guide drivers through traffic by blinking. It can recommend lane changes and also warn the driver if the ID.4 is in the wrong lane. In the name of conservation, Volkswagen also said the seats are upholstered with animal-free cover materials.
Particularly in the ID.4 1st Max Limited Edition model, the seats with massage functions, are made of microfibre material that consists of around 20% recycled PET bottles.
As the future of mobility is electric, Volkswagen will be investing 11 billion euros into the effort by 2024 as part of its Transform 2025+ strategy. As the first fully-electric Volkswagen SUV, the ID.4 is the second model within the ID. range after the ID.3. The ID.4 will be celebrating its world premiere before the end of September 2020.