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Volkswagen launched ID.4 electric SUV in September 2020, and the vehicle is now 1st SUV to top us EV sales. As Volkswagen continues to lead Europe's biggest-selling manufacturer with 26.8% of the market after the top of new ID.4 SUV. In April 2021, Volkswagen ID4 topped with 7,335 sale's followed by Volkswagen ID3 with 5,735sales. Volkswagen expects to sell 100,000 ID4s this year. Two-thirds of this reserved for Europe, with the remainder reserved for China and the United States.
Senior analyst of JATO Felipe. Munoz explains the reason behind ID4'S rased sales, "However, there have been very few choices in the SUV segment, and we have to remember that SUVs are the drivers of sales/profits growth over the last 10years. Without SUVs, the EVs will continue to be a niche segment." said Munoz.
He assumes that the share for low emissions vehicles may rise to 20% to 25% by the end of this year in Europe. He adds up by saying the government incentives and increasing demand are the reason behind the increased sales. Also, the arrival of more models and decreasing cost can make it more affordable.
ID4 consist of 52–77 kWh Lithium-Ion battery, on a paper range of 418 km for North America,1-speed gearbox, and power electronics, the charging varies from the type of charger and the model based on location as 50 - 100 kW DC charging capacity (Pure)125kW DC charging(Pro) Onboard AC charger: 7.7kW (Pure), 11kW (Pro) 3-phase AC charger in Europe. 1-phase AC charger in North America.
The front LED light portrays an exclusive look, high-gloss black air intake grilles, a black roof and rear spoiler, and a roof bar. And the highlight with rear LED light clusters styled to create an X-shaped brake light, with various such lighting systems used different colours and patterns to communicate alerts.
The interior varies on the model as per the GTX, GTI, GTE, and GTD. Features include a luxurious 12.0-inch touchscreen, royal dashboard panel, and leatherette door inserts, has no switches, it's automatic, the only interaction gadget is the screen menu.
Automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving mode, side and overhead airbags.
The Volkswagen ID4 is expected to launch in India around 2022, with an assumed price of around Rs 60 lakh (ex-showroom). Volkswagen expects to bring in the basic RWD model.
It'll be interesting to see how this model will perform for the rest of the year over different locations and the ongoing pandemic effect. Also, looking towards more updates over the ID4 launch in India.
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