2023 Volkswagen ID.4
It’s no surprise how much we like Volkswagen’s ID.4 electric crossover; so much so that it won a slot for “Best EV” in our 2022 Drivers’ Choice Awards. The 2023 ID.4 builds upon that success with a new “localization” strategy.
“Localization” comes from more ID.4 models being made stateside at VW’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. That includes a new ID.4 Standard variant. It packs a smaller 62 kilowatt-hour battery estimated at 209 miles of range, powering a single rear-wheel drive motor, rated at 201 horsepower. Most importantly, it sets the bar for a new entry-level trim, priced near $39-thousand with delivery and before any tax incentives.
Another new model, the ID.4 S, will incorporate standard range with more luxury amenities, like the panoramic glass roof and leatherette seating, starting around $44-thousand.
No matter which trim you select, a 12-inch infotainment screen is now standard, as is Park Assist Plus with Memory Parking. There’s even a new center console redesigned for the North American market. All U.S. built ID.4’s receive some subtle exterior changes-- mostly gloss black highlights on the front bumper. There are new wheel designs, and “S” models receive an illuminated VW badge in back.
The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 does a great job of building on the foundation laid by its well-received debut. And with it now “localized”, it will no-doubt be easier for prospective buyers to hop into one.
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