What Do You Want To Know About The Volkswagen ID.4?

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Volkswagen dropped off another car for me to check out, and it came with a full tank of sparky, swirling electrons. It’s the ID.4, the first MEB-platform VW electric car to come to America, and it represents a triumphant return to rear-motor, RWD vehicles for VW. That’s why I personally choose to believe the ID.4's name is an homage to the Type 4, even if VW doesn’t (publicly) agree.

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So what do you want to know about this electro-mobile?

First impressions are good; it looks cool (I like the two-tone body/roof combo), the interior is great, and it’s roomy.

I need an explanation of this, though:

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Pretty sure it doesn’t have one of those. Maybe VW just included the check engine light to keep longtime fans feeling at home. I should mention I’m not the first to notice this, either.

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There’s plenty of room in the rear, though I’m very cross at the lack of any sort of front trunk. I may try and do something about that.

I took it for a little errand-drive and so far it seems to be an improvement over my current electric car, the Changli, at least in some areas. So that’s saying something.

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Anyway, ask away, and I’ll see what I can do!

DISCUSSION

By
uberscrub

Rear engine and no frunk? I might need a cutaway view like I used to have for startwars ships to show me what valuable components are taking up that space. I see that Otto is too old to determine if it will baby, but will it “kid/teenager?”

other important things like rear seats folding actually flat, not just kinda flat but-then-you-cant-really-load-big-things-in-still?