The ID.4 crossover is the next model from VW’s all-electric ID family to arrive, with the unveiling expected to take place in February 2020.
With that in mind, it goes without saying that the testing process is in an advanced state, and these latest spy shots confirm it. Compared to the previous sighting, the VW ID.4 (also referred to as the ID.4X by some German media outlets) has dropped the black and white camouflage and disguised itself as an… Opel crossover.
One can easily notice the fake Opel grille and headlight extensions that should throw onlookers off course. Mind you, if you were following the news lately, you’d know that this is a VW ID.4 since its design matches both previous test prototypes and the ID.Next Concept recently revealed in China.
The VW ID.4 will be based on the MEB modular electric architecture, just like the ID.3. However, it will be larger than the electric hatchback, with a length of around 4,600 mm (181 inches).
That means it’s sized between the short-wheelbase Tiguan and the long-wheelbase Tiguan Allspace, but should have a slightly longer wheelbase than both. This will allow for a roomier interior than the Tiguan, expecially considering the more efficient packaging allowed by the all-electric drivetrain.
Compared with the ID.3, the VW ID.4 is expected to pack an additional electric motor for a total output of 306 PS (302 HP) and e-AWD. The front-mounted motor will reportedly deliver 80 kW (110 PS / 109 HP) while the rear-mounted one should be shared with the range-topping ID.3, producing 150 kW (204 PS / 201 HP) and 310 Nm (229 lb-ft) of instant torque.
The VW ID.4 is also expected to share its battery pack options with the ID.3, offering 45-kWh, 58-kWh, and 77-kWh units with driving ranges of 330 km (205 miles), 420 km (261 miles), and 550 km (342 miles), respectively. VW’s first-ever electric crossover will enter production next year in Europe, but will also be made at the company’s Chattanooga plant in Tennessee, USA from 2022.