The ID.4 is proving popular, so it makes sense for VW to capitalize on the coupe crossover craze.
Last month, the production version of the Volkswagen ID.4 made its long-awaited debut. This will be VW's first ID model sold in the US after the ID.3 was deemed a nonstarter in the US due to our insatiable appetite for crossovers and not much else. Early signs suggest the ID.4 will be a huge hit in the US as the First Edition model sold out in less than 24 hours. To capitalize on the demand, Volkswagen is developing a coupe version of the ID.4 with a more stylish sloping roofline.
We got our first look at the new ID.4 Coupe back in April, and now our spies have caught VW testing another prototype at the Nurburgring. At this point, the name of the VW's new coupe-style crossover hasn't been officially confirmed, so it could simply be called the ID.4 Coupe or be sold as a new ID.5 model.
Alternatively, it could be called the ID.4 GTX, but we expect this will be reserved for the rumored high-performance variant. According to reports, VW is planning to launch a high-performance GTX range that will be the electric equivalent to hot GTI models.
As well as the sportier sloping roofline, the ID.4 Coupe's design can also be distinguished by a subtle rear spoiler with an integrated brake light that's not found on the regular ID.4. Strangely, VW has once again dressed the prototype up as an Opel to try and fool us, even though we already know what the production ID.4 looks like.
Mechanically, the ID.4 Coupe should be identical to its standard sibling, so expect it to be offered with an 82-kWh battery and an electric motor producing a combined 201 horsepower and 228 lb-ft of torque, offering 250 miles on a single charge. Next year, an AWD version will launch with 302 hp, so we're expecting this setup to be offered for the coupe version.
Likewise, the interior will be identical, with a standard ten-inch infotainment screen and a 5.3-inch digital driver's display. The ID.4 Coupe will most likely launch after the AWD ID.4 Pro sometime in 2021. Expect it to cost more than the standard ID.4, which starts at $39,995.