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 will be afterward it.

Zwickau is currently the sole assembly ability for the ID.4, but it will be supplemented in 2022 when the Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant opens. At that point, all the U.S. ID.4s will be built there, including a lower-priced $35,000 model.

The 1st Edition seats. Steve Schaefer & Volkswagen.

For now, the 1st Edition ID.4, with all the trimmings, is accessible for commitment in 2020 for $43,995, plus, I assume, shipping. The ID.4 Pro comes out in Q1 of 2021 for $39,995. Once the 1st Edition is sold out, you can add the Statement amalgamation to the Pro to charm the 1st Edition model, more or less, minus the appropriate “1st Edition” badging and cute appearance like play/pause accelerator and brake pedals. I was told that the mostly white autogenous I saw is part of the 1st Edition, too. For able barter through Volkswagen Credit, the account lease acquittal for a 36-month lease on the ID.4 Pro with 10,000 miles a year, is $379 per month with $3,579 due at signing, excluding tax, title, license, options and dealer fees.

At this point, VW still hasn’t sold enough EVs to lose its $7,500 Federal tax credit, and you can accept more discounts and rebates, too, depending on where you live. The $40,000 price tag is right in the heart of the market for boilerplate EVs; VW has priced its entry agent very well.

A clandestine tour

Jeffrey Lean, Product Manager, Electric Vehicles for Volkswagen of America, was my one-on-one tour guide for my hour with the ID.4. He is carefully accustomed with this all-new car, and told me that he thinks the ID.4 is the most important VW launch since the Beetle, because it’s the right:

  • Size
  • Price
  • Look
  • Features
  • Range
No frunk, but it can tow! Credit: Steve Schaefer & Volkswagen

VW is alive with its dealers to help them sell the ID.4. They plan to have at least one EV specialist on staff at each store to make sure that barter aren’t steered away from the EVs or beat by salespeople alien with the technology or allowances (a action used by Nissan with the Leaf). This becomes more important as more EVs flow into the dealerships in coming years.

As the industry moves appear EVs, VW, already a European leader, is hoping to become a major brand in the U.S. again. Also, we need the right EVs here to create volume sales for electric cars. The ID.4, accurate by the Electrify America network, could be the axis point for when families say, “Why not go for an EV?”

Here’s what Scott Keogh, CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, said about the ID.4:

“It drives like a GTI, it has the packaging of a Tiguan and the purpose of the Beetle. All the best things about VW in one package.”

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