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Volkswagen takes us on a walkaround of the awesome new SUV.

The Volkswagen ID.4 is a well-priced vehicle, not to mention one that handles pretty well. Volkswagen has put a lot of effort into this new electric SUV, and has even integrated augmented reality into the buying process, but what exactly is the car like? We won't know until we get to drive it and fiddle with its features, but fortunately, Volkswagen has just released a walkaround video that explains a lot of what this EV offers.

On the surface, despite its modern styling and traditional proportions, the ID.4 looks rather 'normal', but dig deeper and there's a lot to get excited about. Check out the video below for all the exciting innovations, and keep reading to see some of the stand-out features.

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There are a few obvious details mentioned in the video, like the full-width LED lighting at either end of the car, but there are cooler details too. Hein Schafer, Senior Vice President of Product Marketing & Strategy for Volkswagen America, takes us around these details. To help improve aerodynamics, the ID.4 features flush door handles that reduce drag and help the car achieve its EPA rating of 250 miles. 19-inch wheels are standard while Pro S models with the gradient package get 20s, a black roof, and silver roof rails. Speaking of the roof, there's a rather upright C-pillar that helps improve rear headroom and also contributes to the ID.4's cargo volume rating of 30.2 cubic feet with the seats up (64.2 cubes when the 60/40 split rear seats are folded).

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There's also a demonstration of the automatic tailgate, but one of the really innovative areas is the cabin. The driver's display (ID. Cockpit) moves with the steering wheel when you adjust it so that you can get a clear view of the cluster at all times. There's also a clever new feature called ID. Light, which can indicate the direction that you should turn when following the navigation system's prompts. It can also alert you to incoming calls and acts as a charge indicator. First Edition models also get white interior details and steering wheel, along with pause and play logos on the pedals. It's little details like these that will set the car apart from the competition, and we're sure it's going to give the Model Y a run for its money.

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