2021 Volkswagen ID.4 First

Volkswagen debuted their 2021 ID.4 First, an all-electric SUV that will be built and sold in the U.S. at an MSRP that starts at less than $40k.

Volkswagen of America, Inc. revealed the all-new ID.4 electric SUV—the brand’s first long-range EV to be sold stateside.

The tale-of-the-tape reveals a 250 mile range on a full charge, 201-302-hp and 228 pound-feet of torque.

Outside of the basics, the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Firs comes with a 2,700-lb towing capacity. When recharging from a DC fast-charging station, the ID.4 can go from five to 80 percent charged in less than 40 minutes.

Internally, the ID.4 First comes with plenty of advanced tech including a choice between a ten or twelve-inch touchscreen and unique ID Light System designed to provide the driver cues for safer driving.

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 First infotainment System

The ID.4 will feature ID. Light—a light strip below the windshield to support drivers in a host of situations with intuitive lighting effects in different colors and sound prompts. For example, ID. Light signals to the driver that the vehicle’s drive system is active and that the car has been unlocked or locked. It accentuates information issued by some of the driver-assistance and navigation systems and signals, both visually and acoustically, details like charge status indicator, braking prompts and incoming phone calls.

In addition, cabin functionality can be almost completely controlled by touch or voice control.

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 First Front Seats

“Hello ID.” natural voice control is standard in the ID.4. The car follows the instructions spoken by the driver and passengers and is capable of understanding many commands from everyday language, such as “Hello ID., I’m cold” to turn up the heat.

Safety comes standard with the new ID.4 First SUV.

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 First Rear Quarter View

With the standard IQ.DRIVE® advanced driver assistance technology, all ID.4 models include Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist); Blind Spot Monitor (Side Assist); Rear Traffic Alert; Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC); Lane Keeping System (Lane Assist); Travel Assist; and Emergency Assist. In addition to IQ.DRIVE features, the ID.4 includes Dynamic Road Sign Display; Park Distance Control; and High Beam Control (Light Assist).

More than just a mechanical breakthrough, the ID.4 demonstrates the German vehicle manufacturers focus moving forward—making electric vehicle technology affordable.

ID.4 First's most impressive feature may be the electric SUV's price, starting at less than $40k—prior to any electric vehicle tax incentives. Volkswagen also promises to provide three years of fast-charging for free to those who buy the first models.