In early September, Volkswagen announced that it would reveal the ID.4 before the end of the month. It hasn’t happened yet; however, a new teaser leaves little to the imagination. The video, highlighting the EV’s fast charging capabilities, shows the exterior with very little camouflage or distracting wraps. It’s the ID.4 in metal, and we can see most of VW’s bold design showcased in sketches at the end of August.
VW has expertly covered parts of the ID.4 with blue camouflage to help hide the car’s finer details as the video teases the EV’s fast charging capabilities. You can spot it most noticeably at the front where VW has covered the outer corners of the headlights, the “grille” around the badge and the lower fairing. It’s subtle and easily missed in the footage, but pausing the video makes the camouflage easy to spot. What’s not to hide is a sleek, sleek exterior that looks like the previous teasers.
The video comes after VW showed the interior of the ID.4. It doesn’t look like the automaker’s combustion machines with a small digital dashboard next to a table-style infotainment screen protruding from the dashboard. One interior feature VW is proud of is the ID.Light, an LED strip under the windshield designed to alert drivers of various vehicle alerts and other notifications that many new cars can provide.
The bold design is for more than looks. The curved and smooth shape will help the reach of the EV. In Europe, the model is expected to offer a range of 500 km, although this is probably less in the United States, which uses a different test regiment to determine the overall range of a car. The motivation will come from a pair of electric motors producing a combined power of 302 horsepower (222 kilowatts). There isn’t much left to reveal to VW, but we can’t wait to see it in detail in the coming weeks.