At the end of March this year, our photographers captured a prototype of the Volkswagen ID.4 masked to resemble an Opel Grandland X. The same strategy was used by engineers and test pilots of the company in November of last year, and they did it again. This time around, however, they disguised the all-electric crossover to look like a Kia.
Obviously, it is still the same car under this strange-looking front fascia with a band imitating the current design of the Kia grille. There are no other surprises in terms of the shape and exterior dimensions of the vehicle, and it’s probably safe to say that we’re already looking at the car’s final production bodywork.
If you are not yet familiar with the ID.4, it will be an all-wheel drive crossover with a purely electric powertrain. It was seen by a concept in 2017 and will be positioned between the Tiguan and the Tiguan Allspace in terms of dimensions. It will be based on Volkswagen’s MEB modular platform for all-electric vehicles.
According to preliminary information, power will be supplied by two electric motors for a combined power of around 302 horsepower. The battery electric vehicle should be able to cover up to 310 miles (500 kilometers) in the WLTP test on a single charge, which will be approximately 277 miles in the EPA assessment.
The final production version of ID.4 is expected to debut this year but the exact launch date is not known. It was originally thought that the automaker will show the crossover in New York in April this year, but the show has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.