- Ahead of a late September debut, Volkswagen has officially shared images of the ID.4 crossover, giving us an excellent idea of what’s new with this offering.
- This mid-size EV was confirmed by Volkswagen earlier this year and is expected to be the first ID-series vehicle to reach the U.S. markets.
- While the vehicle will be unveiled soon, the company won’t make it commercially available until 2021 in some markets, including the U.S.
Not too long ago, Volkswagen released some computer-generated concepts of the ID.4 crossover just to get the EV world excited. Today, the German manufacturer has published a handful of interior photos of the vehicle, revealing pretty much everything we need to know, at least in terms of appearance. At this point, there’s still no concrete information on when the vehicle will be officially shown off, though the company has hinted that it will debut by the end of September.
The images reveal something known as ID.Light which Volkswagen has reportedly put a lot of work into. This is basically a strip of LEDs across the dashboard that can make you aware of certain things such as emergency brakes, unlock/lock status of the car, as well as incoming phone calls and device notifications.
Though there’s no additional information on how this will work, one assumes that the strip will have a specific color or any other differentiator so as to get the attention of the driver as quickly as possible. It is said that the seat covers on the ID.4 will be made of leatherette and ArtVelours, offering a viable eco-friendly solution to the customers.
Volkswagen decided to skip the ID.3 for American markets, though the company is seemingly eager to bring the ID.4 crossover to the U.S. More details are expected to follow at the formal unveiling of the EV sometime later this month.
Meanwhile, Tesla CEO Elon Musk met with Volkswagen CEO Hebert Diess this week and was even given a tour of the facilities containing the ID.3 and ID.4 EVs. Musk is currently on a tour of Germany to finalize talks for a Gigafactory in Berlin. As per reports, the German Government has welcomed Tesla’s invitation and has offered its full backing for the proposed factory at the country’s capital.