VW ID.4 Crossover To Be Unveiled In February

Volkswagen used the Frankfurt Motor Show to tease the ID.4, but the automaker was tight-lipped on specifics.

However, The Drive has discovered a video where VW’s sales boss, Jürgen Stackmann, confirms the upcoming crossover is “much bigger” than the ID.3 and will be unveiled in February.

While Stackmann didn’t give a specific date, the model could be unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show which kicks off on February 7th. That remains unconfirmed and it’s also possible the automaker could introduce the crossover at a dedicated event similar to the one being planned for the eighth-generation Golf.

Also Read: VW Names Its North American Electric SUV ID.4, Brings Prototype To Frankfurt

Regardless of when and where the ID.4 debuts, the model will be the production version of the ID Crozz concepts. It will be heavily inspired by the ID.3 and ride on the same MEB platform.

Despite sharing the same architecture, the ID.4 will likely come equipped with a dual motor 4Motion all-wheel drive system. Little is known about it, but the ID Crozz II’s front motor produced 101 hp (75 kW / 102 PS) while the rear motor churned out 201 hp (150 kW / 204 PS). This setup gave the concept a combined output of 302 hp (225 kW / 306 PS).

It remains unclear how faithful the production model will be to the concept’s powertrain, but the rear motor is likely a given as the ID.3 also has a rear electric motor that produces 201 hp (150 kW / 204 PS). That being said, the ID Crozz II concept had an 83 kWh lithium-ion battery pack which is significantly larger than the 45-, 58- and 77 kWh units offered in the ID.3. Of course, the ID.4 is bigger so it’s possible Volkswagen will use the extra room to install a larger battery pack.

 

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Picture credits: Stefan Baldauf / Guido ten Brink for Carscoops

  • Rocket

    Given the apparent similarities, maybe ID.3 Alltrack would have been a more appropriate name.

  • Matteo Tommasi

    Oh wow, a less aerodinamic ID.3

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