Just like the VW Beetle back in the day, the Volkswagen ID.4 in Albuquerque NM is the company’s modern and affordable car for the people, except this time it’s electric and a compact crossover. After enduring the whole diesel-emissions fiasco, Volkswagen has decided to become an all-electric automaker. The ID.3, a compact hatchback, was the first totally battery-electric vehicle from VW, and is a hit in European markets. However, hatchbacks aren’t nearly as popular in America as they are overseas, so the ID.4 was created to satisfy the current craze for crossovers in the U.S. while paving the way for VWs commitment to an all-electric future.
Delivering 201-horsepower, this first electric SUV from Volkswagen was developed to make EVs attainable for everyone. The senior manager of Product at VW was quoted as saying “We want to be the company that builds electric cars for the millions, not just for the millionaires.” With a starting price right around $40,000 (which is before any federal or state incentives) and a robust range of 250 miles, the Volkswagen ID.4 in Albuquerque NM is truly an easy and affordable jump into the EV way of life. Of course, charging an EV is a huge concern for buyers, and Volkswagen understands this. As a way of making amends for the diesel emissions, VW is putting a lot of money into EV chargers for the Electrify America network. Buyers receive three years of free charging at any of the 555 stations currently available. With a Level 2 charger it takes about 7.5 hours, but a 125-kW public charger can boost the battery pack from 5% to 80% in about 40 minutes. The all-new ID.4 began arriving at dealerships in March, and is initially being offered in rear-wheel drive with an 82-kilowatt-hour battery. To get from 0-60 mph will take around 8-seconds, which is pretty reasonable considering the ID.4 weighs around 4500 pounds. Sometime later this year an all-wheel drive version with dual motors delivering 302-hp is expected. With 2-seconds shaved off the 0-60 time, that one will be fast for the segment. Three trim levels are offered: Pro, 1st Edition, and Pro S.
The all-new ID.4 began arriving at dealerships in March, and is initially being offered in rear-wheel drive with an 82-kilowatt-hour battery. To get from 0-60 mph will take around 8-seconds, which is pretty reasonable considering the ID.4 weighs around 4500 pounds. Sometime later this year an all-wheel drive version with dual motors delivering 302-hp is expected. With 2-seconds shaved off the 0-60 time, that one will be fast for the segment. Three trim levels are offered: Pro, 1st Edition, and Pro S. Along with the desire to be affordable for the masses, the ID.4 aims to be appealing to the masses too. Without looking overly futuristic, the ID.4 has a more rounded look compared to the straight lines and squared-off edges of the gasoline-powered VWs in the rest of the lineup. The missing grille and cool LED headlights are the most futuristic elements about it; some shoppers may not even realize it’s an EV. Inside the cabin, it’s modern and airy, with smooth sleek surfaces and no dials to be found, only capacitive-touch switches. A small digital instrument cluster, called the ID Cockpit, sits behind the steering wheel, and is mounted onto the steering column – not the dashboard. The gear selector is on the right side, which you twist to select Drive or Reverse. For Park, simply push the button at the end.
A streamlined 10- or 12-inch touchscreen is the focal point of the dashboard, and is pretty easy to use. It will take some getting used to at first, but with no knobs and dials, all the controls rely on either voice or touch. Starting the ID.4 doesn’t even require pressing a button; get in, press the brake, turn the drive rocker, and you’re ready to go. The Volkswagen ID.4 in Albuquerque NM seats five comfortably, even in the back. Because there’s no transmission tunnel, the middle passenger in the back row will feel much more comfortable than usual. As for cargo space, there’s 30.3 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 64.2 with the back seats folded down. A full suite of safety and driver assist features come standard in all models. If you’ve been thinking of going electric for your transportation needs, the VW ID.4 is a great choice. Visit Fiesta Volkswagen at 8201 Lomas Blvd NE in Albuquerque and let us help you get electrified!
8201 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110