- VW is updating the ID.4 for 2024 with new electrical motors and a revised inside.
- The base rear-wheel-drive model now makes 282 horsepower and the all-wheel-drive model has 330 hp.
- The up to date fashions will begin arriving early in 2024, and pricing is not out there but.
Volkswagen is including extra oomph to its electrical SUV for 2024 courtesy of recent electrical motors. Both of the ID.4’s powertrain configurations, which embody a rear-wheel-drive single-motor setup and an all-wheel-drive dual-motor model, get a huge energy bump for the brand new mannequin yr. This solely applies to fashions outfitted with the bigger 77.0-kWh battery pack, and to not ID.4s with the bottom 58.0-kWh battery. There are additionally revisions to the inside and new wheels, together with a few new options for sure trim ranges.
The 77.0-kWh RWD ID.4 produces 282 horsepower, in contrast with the previous mannequin’s 201 hp. This ought to considerably enhance acceleration in contrast with earlier than, which we measured at 7.6 seconds to 60 mph in our test of a 2021 ID.4. The dual-motor AWD ID.4, in the meantime, goes from 295 hp as much as 330 hp; that mannequin beforehand recorded a dash of 5.4 seconds in our testing, and it would seemingly get faster too.
Volkswagen additionally says that the brand new electrical motors will enhance vary, however EPA estimates should not but out there. It’s presently rated at between 255 miles and 275 miles with the bigger battery pack, so we are able to count on incremental enhancements over these numbers as soon as the official rankings are out.
Other upgrades embody a bigger 12.9-inch infotainment display screen for higher trim ranges, which is claimed to supply improved menu buildings and less complicated local weather controls in comparison with the previous 12.0-inch display screen. The steering wheel and shifter designs are additionally revised. Cooled entrance seats are actually commonplace, and the S Plus trim degree beneficial properties a Harman/Kardon audio system. 20-inch wheels substitute 19-inch wheels, and the S Plus now has 21-inch wheels. (VW hasn’t but launched exterior pictures of the U.S.-spec 2024 ID.4, however pictured at prime is a Euro-spec mannequin with 21-inch wheels.)
The 2024 ID.4 will begin arriving at dealerships early subsequent yr. Pricing is not out but, however we’ll replace this story as soon as it’s.
Despite being raised on a regular food plan of base-model Hondas and Toyotas—or maybe due to it—Joey Capparella nonetheless cultivated an obsession for the automotive business all through his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee. He discovered a option to write about automobiles for the varsity newspaper throughout his faculty years at Rice University, which ultimately led him to maneuver to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for his first skilled auto-writing gig at Automobile Magazine. He has been a part of the Car and Driver workforce since 2016 and now lives in New York City.