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New Volkswagen ID4 entry-level model eligible for plug-in grant

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Volkswagen has expanded the ID4 range, with a new entry-level City model eligible for the plug-in car grant (PiCG).

There are two new variants of the Volkswagen ID4 – City and Style – with both models bringing the option of ‘Pure’ and ‘Pure Performance’ battery and motor specifications. The former delivering 52 kWh and 148 PS, and the latter having 170 PS on tap, with the same 52 kWh net battery capacity setup.

When the PiCG is taken into account, the on-the-road (OTR) price for the new entry-level City car is £32,150. 

Sarah Cox, head of marketing at Volkswagen UK, said: “We are delighted to launch the entry-level ID4 City, which is eligible for the Government’s plug-in vehicle grant.

“We aren’t finished adding to the ID4 line-up either, because in the coming months the ID4 GTX will open for order to UK customers.  

“It will be our first fully-electric high-performance model, with the ‘GTX’ badge representing a new sub-brand of sporty all-electric models that introduce all-wheel drive to the ID range.”

In addition to the four ‘Pro Performance’ specifications already offered on the ID4 (1ST Edition, Life, Family and Max), ‘Pure’ versions will provide 148 PS and 220 Nm of torque, while the ‘Pure Performance’ will deliver 170 PS and 310 Nm of torque.

Both of these feature a battery pack with 52 kWh (net capacity), which enables up to 213 miles of range across both City specifications, and up to 211 miles in Style variants (all WLTP, combined).

The City Pure Performance is priced at £36,030, the Style Pure at £38,150 and the Style Pure Performance at £39,530 (all OTR, recommended prices).

Beyond those are the ID4 Life, Family and Max models, with the 204 PS and 77 kWh ‘Pro Performance’ powertrain.

The ID4 ‘Pure’ and ‘Pure Performance’ specifications can both add up to 137 miles of range from a 100 kW rapid charger in 30 minutes, while a 7.2 kW home charger takes around 7 hours and 30 minutes to take the battery from 0 to 100%. Charging to 80% from a DC, CCS charge point takes 38 minutes.

Driver assistance systems for the entry-level ID4 include, Front Assist, Lane Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control all fitted as standard, in addition to features like traffic sign recognition, a rain sensor and parking sensors front and rear.

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