The Volkswagen Group will finally kick off the production of its first MEB-based electric vehicle on Monday when the first ID.3 is going to roll off the assembly line at the Zwickau factory. The zero-emissions compact hatchback is just the tip of the iceberg as a lot more EVs are on their way, including the ID.4 first previewed in 2017 with the I.D. Crozz concept that was updated just a few months later.
This year, at the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show, VW presented an updated pre-production prototype of the electric crossover, but it was shown in a glass box with poor lighting. This made it difficult to see the design details and take clear photos.
Based on the dimensions of the concept, the ID.4 looks to be roughly Tiguan-sized. The concept features two electric motors, one for each axle, with the front motor rated at 101 horsepower and the rear at 201 hp, both powered by an 83kWh battery pack. VW has not yet announced the powertrain specifics for the ID.4, but based on the size of the battery, we can speculate that the range could be 250 miles or more.
Production of the VW’s electric crossover is slated to start at the end of 2020. VW has already confirmed it will be shown in the US next Spring, which suggests it could debut at the 2020 New York Auto Show in April.