Volkswagen – The Come Back

Models of Volkswagen’s electric vehicles ID.3 and ID.4

After carrying its’ dodgy diesel emissions scandal for a few years, it’s fair to say the Volkswagen Group is once again on the march, as it has redirected its forces towards the much-needed electric future.

This change starts with the ID.3, which is the first of a new-generation Volkswagen of ID-badged all-electric models. This family style hatchback has already been joined by a new and larger design, the SUV model; ID.4 in September of 2020, and so far, the Volkswagen group is promising to deliver more between now and 2025. Indeed, an electric ID.1 supermini has already been confirmed as one of the projects for upcoming years.

So, how are the unveiled models performing? And are they living up to their expectations so far?

Let’s start with the ID.3, has it succeeded? The short answer is, yes. The practicality and passenger space have been a big treat for customers. Not only that, but also the superior levels of comfort and refinement won them over, alongside the latest on-board tech and generous standard equipment, which makes the ID.3 a compelling choice. Despite the car’s weight of around 1,700kg, its’ 201bhp electric motor, paired with the typical instant acceleration that comes with pure electric drive and a drive range up to 263 miles, this model provides more than enough power and ease to make swift progress and make the drive worth a while. The price starts from £28,370 (inc. £2,500 Plug in Car Grant (PiCG)).

How about the ID.4? This second ID-badged model offers more usable space and good levels of on-board tech. As it ensures a comfortable ride and a practical range it is a car that’s easy to live with, an everyday best-friend. However, inside the vehicle some of the trim appears a little cheaper looking than in the ID.3 model, and the touch-sensitive controls can be frustrating to use. Overall, the ID.4 comes with either a 52kWh or 77kWh battery, with a single motor driving the rear wheels. Versions with the smaller battery are available with either 146bhp or 168bhp, badged as Pure and Pure Performance. However, for those seeking extra power there are the bigger capacity battery and the 201bhp Pro Performance and 295bhp GTX variants. The price range for the ID.4 stands between £33,960 and £54,865.

Which of the two seems more appealing to you? And do you think the new approach Volkswagen takes on will clear their name from years of carrying the diesel scandal? Let us know what you think, and how do these models stand against other electric vehicles in your opinion!

Model ID.4 in Progress

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