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VW reveals ID.4 electric SUV


Volkswagen has revealed its new Tiguan-sized electric car, the ID.4, which will arrive in the UK before the end of the year.

The new model will initially be introduced in two highly specified launch trims, with prices expected to start at around £45,000.

It uses the same powertrain as the ID.3, which was revealed last year and has just started arriving on UK roads.

From launch, the ID.4 is available with a 77kWh battery and a 204PS electric motor that drives the rear wheels.

It is capable of covering 323 miles on a full charge and is able to accelerate from 0-62mph in 8.5 seconds.

Versions with all wheel drive and a smaller battery will join the range in 2021.

The five-seat SUV promises greater practicality than its ID.3 stablemate. Luggage capacity is measured as 543 litres, with up to 1,575 litres of space available with the rear seats folded.

In keeping with regular fossil-fuelled SUVs, the ID.4 is available with roof rails and a towing bracket.

The interior is much the same as that in the ID.3, albeit more spacious. The layout it simplistic and centres around a floating touchscreen.

An augmented reality head-up display features on the options list, enabling navigation arrows to be displayed in the corresponding lane.

The ID.4 can be recharged using a DC charger to add 200 miles of range in around 30 minutes.

Full UK pricing and specifications are expected to be announced shortly.

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