2024 Volkswagen ID.4 starts at $39,735, Pro models get a larger battery

It qualifies for the $7,500 federal tax credit when SK On components are available.

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The Volkswagen ID.4 had a strong 2023 in terms of sales. The electric crossover alone accounted for 11.5% of Volkswagen of America’s total sales, across all segments. It’s an even better deal for 2024. It now has a larger battery pack of 82 kWh and more power. This was already announced in September, but now Volkswagen has finally attached a price tag to it.

MSRP for the 2024 ID.4 starts at $39,735 for 62 kWh models and $44,875 for 82 kWh versions, excluding the $1,425 destination charge. These prices are slightly higher than before. The models will be eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit when released with parts from battery maker SK On, although Volkswagen has not put a date on that.

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Sales of the Volkswagen ID.4 skyrocketed in 2023.

Volkswagen EVs had a strong 2023. The ID.4 electric SUV accounted for 11.5% of total US sales. For 2024 it’s even more attractive with a larger battery option, more powerful e-motors and upgraded software.

The 2024 model will be available in Standard, S and S Plus trim levels. The big update, however, is of course the new 82 kilowatt-hour battery option, which was announced last year. Models equipped with the larger battery get the new APP 550 drive system, good for 282 hp on the true-wheel drive version and 330 hp on the all-wheel drive model.

The entry-level models will continue to get the smaller 62 kWh battery pack, which delivers about 205 miles of EPA-estimated range. The ID.4 Pro and Pro S with the larger battery capacity of 82 kWh have a range of 470 kilometers. The AWD Pro and AWD Pro S get a slightly lower EPA-estimated range of 263 miles.

Another major update on the 2024 Pro models is the 12.9-inch infotainment screen. Volkswagen says it has restructured the graphical interface and on-screen menu navigation. The screens on VW’s ID.3, ID.4 and ID.5 had developed a bad reputation for slowing down and freezing. They were also partly responsible for a shakedown at VW’s software branch Cariad.

It remains visually identical, except for some subtle changes. ID.4 AWD Pro models feature larger 20-inch alloy wheels, and S Plus vehicles upgrade to machined 21-inch alloy wheels. Inside is the ID.4. S models with the 82 kWh battery have ventilated front-row seats, and S Plus models get the premium Harman Kardon sound system with nine speakers, a subwoofer and an amplifier.

Direct rivals include the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model Y, Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Volvo EX40.

We’ll have a review of the updated ID.4 coming soon, so keep an eye out for that in the coming days.

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