Volkswagen USA announces specs and prices for ID.4 AWD trims
German motor vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen (VW) has finally released specs and pricing details for the All-Wheel Drive (AWD) versions of the upcoming ID.4 fully-electric crossover SUV. VW introduced the AWD version of the ID.4 electric crossover SUV in the United States, and announced that it would be available in two trims, viz. the ID.4 Pro and the ID.4 Pro S.
The VW ID.4 AWD version will come equipped with two powerful electric motors. A 150 kW permanent magnet synchronous electric motor will work on the rear axle, while the second electric motor 80 kW asynchronous electric motor will drive the front axle, with both delivering a total system output of 220 kW. It may be noted here that the 150-kW electric motor on the rear axle is common in all ID.4 SUVs.
In the European markets, the ID.4 AWD is sold as the VW ID.4 GTX, and its efficiency has been highly acclaimed by a large number of consumers and several industry experts.
The AWD trims of the VW ID.4 all-electric SUV will boast a number of enhancements. The AWD versions will have increased power and torque, which will enable it to sprint from zero 60 miles per hour (mph) in just 5.7 seconds.
Another enhancement is that it will be able to tow 2,700 pounds (roughly 1,224 kg) when using a braked trailer. The towing capacity of the AWD versions is significantly higher from 2,200 pounds (roughly 997 kg) in RWD trims.
The ID.4 AWD versions will be made available with a standard tow hitch and electrically-heated windshield. Otherwise equipment is the same as in the equivalent ID.4 RWD Pro and Pro S versions.
The 82 kWh battery pack is the same in all versions, but the EPA-estimated range for the ID.4 AWD Pro SUV is somewhat lower at 249 miles (roughly 401 km). In case of the ID.4 AWD Pro S, the range has been pegged at 240 miles (roughly 386 km) per full charge.
In terms of pricing, the 2021 VW ID.4 Pro will come with a starting price tag of $39,995 (plus $1,195 DST). However, the tax credit of $7,500 will bring the price down to $33,370. The VW ID.4 Pro S will cost $44,495 (plus $1,195 DST); while the VW ID.4 AWD Pro and the VW ID.4 AWD Pro S will start at $43,675 and $48,175, respectively. Both additional $1,195 DST and tax credit of $7,500 will be applicable to these models as well, bringing their prices down to $37,370 and $41,870, respectively.
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