This isn’t the first time we’ve caught a testing prototype of VW’s future all-electric crossover and it won’t be the last time before we see the production-ready model in the United States sometime next year. The SUV that’s largely influenced by the 2017 ID Crozz concept car will reportedly be introduced as the 2021 Volkswagen ID 4X and this is what we know so far:
Based on its size and specs, we are dealing with the Tesla Model Y fighter. Bearing in mind what’s cooking beneath the skin, the 2021 VW ID 4X will have no problems to take the throne in the category. According to what we know so far, the German car manufacturer will use pretty much the same powertrain system as they’ve used for the aforementioned concept. However, this 302-hp AWD dual-motor setup with a drive-range of over 300 miles will most probably be in charge of the topping option. On the other hand, the entry-point option will most probably rely on front-wheel-drive only and just one electric motor. Of course, the base ID 4X will get shorter drive range as well.
Since it’s going to be underpinned by the MEB platform, the electric SUV will not only use the aforementioned powertrains but will also get fast-charging. According to VW, by using the technology, the smooth-looking crossover will be able to recover around 80 percent of its battery capacity in less than 30 minutes thanks to a 150-kilowatt DC charger.
Since it hides the battery in the floor and gets nothing under the hood, the automaker decided to treat the 2021 Volkswagen ID 4X with quite short front overhangs. Things are even more interesting thanks to the low-hood design which additionally improves the SUV’s efficiency. Moreover, with smooth and streamlined lines, the crossover looks completely dedicated to cut the air as easy as it’s possible and thus save energy. The sloped roof has been spiced up by a spoiler, though it’s fair to say that the production model looks less aggressive than the ID Crozz concept. Both the headlights and taillights appear to be LED-treated, while the concept’s slide doors have been replaced by traditional ones.
We had no eyes on the cabin of the electric SUV so far, but we are pretty sure that the vehicle is going to provide more than enough space. That’s quite obvious without looking inside of the 2021 Volkswagen ID 4X since the model uses a floor-mounted battery and gets no engine under the hood. Don’t expect any kind of analog technology inside of the car. The car will be all-digital instead; plus, it will be loaded with semi-autonomous driver assistance technologies and VW’s latest infotainment and entertainment tech.
Stay tuned for updates as the development of the electric SUV continues.