Unsurprisingly, it looks a lot like the ID.3's cabin.
America's first-ever electric Volkswagen ID model is nearly here. While the Volkswagen ID.3 electric hatchback is only sold in Europe, production of the US-bound ID.4 crossover recently began at VW's plant in Zwickau, Germany. VW still hasn't fully revealed the ID.4 yet, but the German automaker is giving us a first look at the interior. Unsurprisingly, it looks nearly identical to the ID.3's cabin. With its generous amount of space, elegant ambient lighting, and sustainable upholstery materials, VW describes the ID.4's interior as a "modern feel-good lounge."
Thanks to VW's new MEB platform, the ID.4 offers more cabin space than you would expect for an SUV of this size. VW claims the rear seat bench offers "as much space as a conventional SUV in the next higher category."
There's plenty of luggage space too, with a cargo capacity of 543 litres with the rear seat backrests in an upright position. A floating dashboard not linked to the center console and an optional panoramic sunroof add to the sense of space. Mimicing the ID.3's layout, a digital driver display is located behind the steering wheel, and there's also a central touchscreen for the infotainment system. In the ID.3, the touchscreen measures 10 inches, so this should carry over to the ID.4.
Like the ID.3, the electric SUV is fitted with a light strip below the windshield. VW dubs this system the 'ID. Light,' providing lighting effects in different colors indicating the drive system is active, if the doors are unlocked or locked, and signals braking prompts and incoming phone calls.
Working with the navigation system, ID. Light can also help drivers navigate traffic by blinking to recommend lane changes and warn the driver if they are in the wrong lane.
Front passengers sit in sporty seats with electrical adjustment options and a built-in massage function. Two future ID.4 limited edition models also come with seat covers made from animal-free materials. Inside the ID.4 1ST and ID.4 1ST Max limited-edition models, the cabin is trimmed in Platinum Grey and Florence Brown. The steering wheel, steering column, the display and control panel door housings also come in Piano Black or purist Electric White.
We don't have much longer to wait for the ID.4's debut, as VW has confirmed the electric SUV will make its world premiere before the end of this month. Customer deliveries will then start before the end of this year.