You're not fooling anyone, Volkswagen.
After being captured on the move earlier this year, prototype testing of the Volkswagen ID.4 has resumed in the run-up to the electric crossover's world debut. While previous prototypes of VW's Tesla Model Y rival were disguised with camouflage that made the ID.4 look like an Opel, the automaker's new camo applied to the front fascia is designed to fool you into thinking you're looking at a Kia. But you're not fooling anyone, Volkswagen.
While the camouflage does a good job of covering up the VW ID.4's face, teaser photos released by Volkswagen have shown the front will feature LED headlights connected with a slim light strip, matching the look of the ID.3, along with prominent intakes and a closed grille.
Generally, the design will be inspired by the ID. Crozz Concept that debuted back in 2017, but the final design will still be tweaked for the production version. The sloping coupe-style roof we saw on the concept, for example, is being toned down, and the concept's sliding rear doors have been replaced with conventional ones.
The VW ID.4 will be built on the company's modular electric drive matrix platform that will underpin future EVs in the ID. family including the production version of the ID. Buzz Concept that will revive the Microbus. When it launches, the Volkswagen ID.4 will deliver 310 miles of range on a single charge. Rear-wheel-drive will be available at launch, with an all-wheel-drive version joining the lineup at a later date.
We still don't know the final performance specifications, but the Crozz Concept's dual-motor setup produced a combined 302 horsepower.
While the Volkswagen ID.3 electric hatchback won't be coming to the US, the ID.4 will be the first electric ID. model Volkswagen will sell in America to capitalize on the high demand for crossovers. Volkswagen was originally planning to show off the ID.4 at the 2020 New York Auto Show back in April, but the event has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. A new reveal date hasn't been confirmed yet, but the ID.4 is still expected to debut by the end of 2020.