Current ID.4 SUVs for sale in North America made in Germany.
Full production is expected to begin next year.
Volkswagen’s all-electric ID.4 SUV is set to be a successful product for all the right reasons. Size, performance, value, and styling are all elements favouring the EV, but there’s one problem: Quantities are limited. At least for now.
Next year, Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory will begin mass-assembling the ID.4 next year, taking over from the current German-sourced units. Preparations began a while back and now, the first pre-production vehicles have rolled off the assembly line.
Scott Keogh, president, and CEO at Volkswagen Group of America posted the following on LinkedIn:
“That moment certainly came during my last visit to the Volkswagen Chattanooga Operations assembly plant in Chattanooga, TN. While I was there to tour our electric vehicle expansion at the plant, I had the pleasure of watching a pre-production version of the VW ID.4 come down the line with THOMAS DU PLESSIS. This early model is a way for us to validate the build process, components, and procedures in advance of full assembly which is scheduled to begin next year. Just as important, it represents our $800 million dollar investment in EV assembly for the region – and our commitment to the high-tech jobs that will keep this facility humming.”