According to Duncan Movassaghi, head of sales and marketing for Volkswagen in the United States, the objective of the ID.4 is not to compete against the Tesla Model Y. That being said, it would be silly for VW not to consider the Model Y a strong competitor. Now, in a new internal document we see a detailed comparison between the two electric SUVs.
VW CEO Herbert Diess recently said that he recently test drove the Model Y and said he considered it a “reference car” for the VW’s own electric programs. In the comparison we can see how much VW is using the Model Y in reference to the ID.4 (u/fxckingrich on Reddit):
VW points out the 17 cm length difference, making the ID.4 shorter than the Model Y, while still claiming an extra 6 cm (2.3 inches) of space inside the EV. The German automaker also highlighted the ID.4’s high quality interior, VW OS, digitalization, price advantage, and accessibility among other things.