The lower base price is due to the introduction of a smaller battery pack
A number of styling differences and new features are also part of the 2023 changes
The ID.4 is now made in Tennessee
Volkswagen has just released the details surrounding the 2023 version of the ID.4 in the United States, including its new base price of $37,495.
The reason for the lower price can be explained by the arrival of a new 62-kWh battery pack in the base model instead of the 82-kWh battery that was standard in every model previously.
This change reduced the range down to 208 miles (335 kilometres) from the 275 miles (443 kilometres) that can be driven with the ID.4 Pro equipped with the larger battery.
In addition, this new model is powered by a single motor placed on the rear axle which produces 201 horsepower. An all-wheel-drive version is only available with the 82-kWh pack.
This is not the only change for the new year since the ID.4 also received a number of cosmetic modifications inside and out. Outside, the most noticeable changes are the addition of gloss black accents on the front bumper and three new wheel designs.
ID.4 S models equipped with the Premium Lighting Package will also see the addition of a lighted rear VW logo to match the already lighted front logo.
Inside, the changes are aimed to make the ID.4 look more upmarket. For example, the standard model receives a stitched dashboard and new upholstery that blends fabric with leatherette bolsters instead of the all-cloth interior of last year. This interior can also be had in two new colours.
The S models offer the choice of two different colour themes for the leatherette interior which allow buyers to choose from black and grey seats with black screen bezels or grey and blue seats with white screen bezels and steering wheel.
In terms of equipment, the ID.4 will feature more technologies such as the Park Assist Plus function with memory parking and the automatic lane-change capability when using Travel Assist.
The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 is also now built in Tennessee in addition to the German factories that manufactured the previous versions. The first units are expected to reach their buyers in the fall of 2022.
Volkswagen Canada has yet to release the information on the 2023 model year changes of its models, so we will have to wait before we know if the 62 kWh version will make it across the border.