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Future restyled Volkswagen ID.4 (2024)
The 100% electric SUV could adopt this sexier appearance to relaunch its career.
Current Volkswagen ID.4
Launched in 2020, it takes a dim view of the intensification of competition.
The cut counterpart of the ID.4 would also be affected by this update.
This study, unveiled in China in the spring, could inspire the design of future ID families, particularly the ID.4.
At the rear, the restyled ID.4 will probably draw its inspiration from this light signature.
Current Volkswagen ID.4
Widely criticized for the quality of its materials and its multimedia environment, its interior will raise the tone next year.
The ID.4 will probably align its quality standards with those inaugurated by the ID.3 last spring, and will also be inspired by them when it comes to the ergonomics of its touch screen.
The electric automobile market is blowing hot and cold, to the point of catching a cold at Volkswagen. If, last April, its ID.3 and ID.4 models respectively increased their sales by 259% and 125% compared to the 2022 financial year, the expected level of production is far from reaching the objectives initially set by the brand, while competition is also becoming more pressing. A disappointment which had the effect of pausing the assembly of the ID.3, as well as its cousin Cupra Born, at the beginning of October, for a period of at least two weeks, when their big brothers ID .4/ID.5/Audi Q4 e-tron reduce their cadences by a quarter of the time.
Hoping for better days, Volkswagen is currently refining the update of the ID.4, as well as its coupe counterpart called ID.5. From a purely aesthetic point of view, designers should obtain more latitude than on the ID.3, poorly corrected last spring, to draw inspiration from the style canons put forward by the ID.Next study. Unveiled in China last April, it was similar to an ID.7 sedan with a distinctive style, seeming to be inspired by the facelift of the Tesla Model 3. If this were to be the case, the new ID.4 would offer itself a look more piercing underlined by a light strip, the whole overlooking a new shield, while the rear part would probably be content to simply review the pattern of the lights. Finally, the interior should follow the same path as the ID.3 by upgrading materials, as well as improving the ergonomics of the infotainment system. This is also likely to enlarge its diagonal from 10 to 12”, like on the ID.7.
Up to 340 hp
From this sedan, the new ID.4 will certainly inherit the new 210 kW (286 hp) electric motor, while the GTX variant would see its power increase from 220 kW (299 hp) to 340 hp, like the Cupra Tavascan VZ . It is difficult to know when these developments will take shape, but the Geneva Motor Show could serve as a showcase for this restyling, at the end of February 2024, before marketing before the summer.
To sum up
After four years of good and loyal service, the 100% electric SUV will receive a facelift aimed at revitalizing both its look and its autonomy.
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