VW can go against the trend electric car prices are increasing. The car company has disclosure that the year 2023 ID.4 electric SUV will start at $37,495 before destination fees ($1,295) and tax credits, or less than the $41,230 price tag of its predecessor. The trick, as you might have guessed, is the smaller battery. The base model (now called the ID.4 Standard) uses a new 62kWh battery with an estimated 208-mile range. While that won’t thrill anyone planning cross-country trips, it could make the EV a better value if you’re just looking for a commuter vehicle.
There are plenty of tech upgrades, too. ID.4 now comes standard with the previously optional 12-inch infotainment screen, 45W USB-C, simpler Plug & Charge functionality, and Smart Parking Assist. All 2023 models now feature driver-initiated lane changes in Commuter Assist. You can also expect a more luxurious interior with faux leather upholstery on the Standard model.
You will still have a strong incentive to buy higher-end configurations. The $42,495 ID.4 Pro upgrades to an 82kWh battery with an estimated 275-mile range and 170kW DC fast charging while offering perks like a heated windscreen, tow hook, and variable stall flow. An all-wheel drive variant of the Pro starts at $46,295. All models are available in an S version that adds a panoramic roof, 12-way power seats, a power tailgate and more advanced lighting. The ID.4 S, Pro S and Pro AWD S start at $42,495, $47,495 and $51,295, respectively.
In the high-end segment, the ID.4 Pro S Plus costs $50,195 and the AWD Pro S Plus $53,995, both with 20-inch wheels, upgraded speakers with subwoofer, “Area View” camera system, control three-zone climate control and power-folding door mirrors. . They replace last year’s Gradient pack.
More affordable models will arrive in the fall. It comes just like VW has Started production in USA of EV and reflects the company’s transformation strategy. It’s bet that the lower price and upgraded equipment will put it ahead of rivals in the $40,000 range, like the Ford Mustang Mach-E and from Hyundai Ioniq 5. While it wouldn’t be surprising if competitors offered similar options in the future, there are now clearer reasons to buy ID.4 than in the past.
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