Last September, Volkswagen unveiled its new electric model, the ID.4. While waiting for his arrival scheduled for next summer, The Car Guide got their hands on a document for internal dealer use and we learn several new details.
According to this document, Volkswagen Canada will announce a range of “more than 400 kilometers” for the rear-wheel drive model. Recall that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had announced a range of 402 kilometers.
Moreover, thanks to its 201 horsepower, this version will be able to reach 100 km / h in 7.8 seconds. In the case of the four-wheel drive version whose power amounts to 302 horsepower, it will take two seconds chrono.
Regarding recharging, Volkswagen mentions that the ID.4 will see its range go from 5 to 90% in 38 minutes with a level 3 terminal (125 kW). With a level 2 charger, it will take 7:30 am for a full recharge. We also learn that the vehicle will be sold with a two-year subscription to the Electrify Canada charging station network.
The German manufacturer claims that the mass of the vehicle is distributed 50/50 between the front and the rear. The idea is also put forward that the minimum battery capacity would be 70% over eight years or 160,000 kilometers.
In this document, we also learn that the four-wheel drive ID.4 will be fitted with a trailer hitch as standard. It will be able to pull up to 1224 kilograms provided the trailer is equipped with brakes. The trunk can accommodate up to 858 L behind the second row. When this is folded down, the volume climbs to 1818 L.
A section dedicated to competing models clearly shows which vehicles Volkswagen intends to compete with the ID.4. The manufacturer is targeting the Nissan Ariya, Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model Y.
Ready for winter
In order to meet the demands of Canadian customers, Volkswagen Canada stipulates that the ID.4 will be available with heated seats, windshield and steering wheel. A preheating system for the passenger compartment will also facilitate departures from the house in winter. Volkswagen also presents a “Canadian heat pump” which should allow the battery to have good efficiency even in very cold temperatures.
As standard, the ID.4 will be fitted with 19-inch rims. 20-inch rims will be optional.
For the moment, the price scale remains unknown.