There are six possible build combinations for the new electric crossover.
In September, Volkswagen took the covers off its first electric SUV, the ID.4. With modern styling and 250 miles of range, it will do battle with the Tesla Model Y, although VW has some other competitors in its sights.
The rear-wheel-drive version is set to go on sale in the first quarter of next year, and now we have some more information about the trim levels thanks to a VW dealer document that was shared on the VW ID Talk forum.
We already knew about the RWD ID.4 Pro, the ID.4 AWD Pro, and the 1st Edition, but understanding the different trim levels with different features becomes a bit more complex. The document helps us to make sense of that.
In a similar way to how Acura arranges its packages - where they build on top of each other instead of existing separately - VW has done the same with the ID.4. The VW Jetta, for instance, has regular trims like the S, R-Line, and SEL. The ID.4 has two trims and one package. Ignoring the 1st Edition, for now, both the Pro and AWD Pro come standard with features like 19-inch alloy wheels, navigation, heated seats, and a heated steering wheel.
For either drivetrain, you can upgrade to the Pro S (Statement) for $4,500, which introduces a panoramic fixed glass roof, a power tailgate, hands-free access, and premium lighting both inside and out. These models also introduce an illuminated grille and VW badge. The second upgrade is called the Gradient package. At first, this styling package appears reasonable at $1,500 as it adds 20-inch alloy wheels, silver trim for the roof, a black roof, and unique bumper accents.
Buyers wanting the basic ID.4 with the fairly affordable Gradient package's enhancements are out of luck, though; you can only get the Gradient package if you first specify the Pro S trim. That amounts to a total price hike of $6,000, which raises the ID.4 Pro's base price from $39,995 to $45,995. Excluding the 1st Edition, there are a total of six build combinations.
The 1st Edition makes things simpler as it already gets the Pro S and Gradient upgrades, along with other minor changes. Unfortunately, this derivative is already sold out. You can notice a 1st Edition from other variants by its black door mirror caps, whereas all other versions have body-color mirrors. Even if you can't stretch to either the Pro S or Gradient upgrades, the base models are well-stocked with features. The signs are there that when it arrives, the ID.4 will be another hot seller for VW.