A few hours ago, the Chinese social network Weibo leaked photos with the final appearance of the new Volkswagen ID.4. An SUV that will hit the market this year and that would already be in the pre-production phase in both Europe and China.
One of the main curiosities of these photos is that we can see that the design of the Chinese version, in gray, and the global version in white, are slightly different. Something that we suppose responds to the different tastes of each market, but in this case, it gives a somewhat more attractive aspect to the global model. Although in China, they may say the opposite.
Finally, when the camouflage layers are removed, we can see the second model that will use the MEB modular platform. It will broadly maintain the proposal seen in the prototype, but with minor modifications.
We can see that the front keeps its small blind grille, with the logo presiding over the central part with headlights that do not go so far into the body, on a slightly sharper front. We can also see many other changes, including attractive wheels that leave behind the extravagance of the prototypes and will have up to five different appearance possibilities.
On the back, we also see differences in the proposal of the integration of the lights, with a horizontal and straight bar in the Chinese. While the Global has a thinner area at the height of the rear logo.
One of the main physical differences, according to the photos, is that the Chinese version will have a panoramic opening roof, while the Global one seems to be a continuous glass. Something that, of course, will have to wait for it to be confirmed by the brand.
One of the aspects that will differentiate this model from its brother the ID.3 will be its size. It is an SUV about 4.65 meters long that will get the most out of its platform. Something that will allow you to enjoy, predictably, enormous habitability, a product of an ample wheelbase, and an optimized bodywork thanks to its 100% electric powertrain (trimmed overhangs, flat floor, short bonnet, front windshield, etc.). Possibly the vehicle offers the same 585-liter boot as the Skoda Eyaq iV, and also has a large hatch that will allow for the storage of bulky items in the boot.
On the mechanical plane, we can expect the SUV to have three batteries: one of 55 kWh, another of 62 kWh, and a last one of 82 kWh. It will also be available with both rear-wheel drive (a single motor on the rear axle) and all-wheel drive (one motor on each axle). Although some bet that it will only have the two batteries with the most capacity.