The official debut can't be too far away now.
Earlier this week, we caught the Volkswagen ID.4 undergoing testing with some unusual camouflage. Rather than cover the electric crossover with traditional foil, Volkswagen covered the front fascia with a disguise that made the ID.4 look like a Kia to the untrained eye. Volkswagen pulled a similar trick last year when it dressed the ID.4 to look like an Opel. But now we've finally been given our first look at the Volkswagen ID.4 completely undisguised.
Leaked photos posted by CarNewsChina and Volkswagen ID Forum show China's version of the electric crossover with no camouflage whatsoever. There might be some minor changes, but the US version should look very similar.
At the front, the Volkswagen ID.4 features shares the same design language as the ID.3 hatchback, including a slim light bar connecting the LED headlights. Another light bar connects the taillights, which was previously hidden on camouflaged prototypes.
Two variants of the ID.4 are shown in the leaked photos: the Volkswagen ID.4 X and ID.4 Crozz. The ID.4 X is slightly larger than the Crozz, but both models have the same wheelbase and seating for five occupants. The regular ID.4 measures 180.8 inches long, 72.9 inches wide, and 64.1 inches high, with an 108-inch wheelbase, while the ID.4 X measures 181.5 inches long, 72.9 inches wide, and 64.5 inches high. We expect the larger version will only be sold in China.
Both versions are powered by an electric motor sending 201 horsepower to the rear wheels, enabling a top speed of 190 mph. On a single charge, the VW ID.4 will reportedly last around 500 kilometers (310 miles) based on the NEDC rating. We'll have to wait and see if the US version has any more power, but a more powerful AWD version with a dual motor setup is expected to join the lineup after the ID.4 launches.
In China, two trim levels will be available: a first Edition and a Pro. Sales of the Volkswagen ID.4 will reportedly kick off in China later this year, so an official reveal shouldn't be too far away.