Tesla will face electric SUV competition for the first time from the largest German car manufacturer.
Tesla has one big advantage over Volkswagen and other electric compact SUV newcomers like Ford: it is already delivering thousands of Model Ys to buyers and has since early this year.
Volkswagen’s ID.4 won’t arrive until the first quarter of 2021 in the form of the $43,995 ID.4 1st Edition (which is already sold out).
The less-expensive ID.4 Pro (see table below) won’t arrive until “mid-2021,” according to Volkswagen’s configuration page. And the least expensive $35,000 ID.4 isn’t due until 2022. That model will be made in the U.S. at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee plant.
It’s worth noting that the ID.3 sedan won’t be coming to the U.S., according to Volkswagen.
One thing that may be important to car buyers: Like the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the ID.4 has two displays — not the Model Y’s single display situated in the middle of dashboard.
On the ID.4, there is a 5.3-inch instrument cluster directly in front of the driver and a standard 10-inch touchscreen to the right.