12.9-inch Screen, New Menu for Euro-spec ID.4 & ID.5
Volkswagen has inaugurated pre-orders for the revised 2024 ID.4 and ID.5 electric crossover in Europe, with costs initiating from 40,335 euros ($42,810) for the bottom Pure tier in Germany.
The latest news entails a newborn incarnation of the Infotainment system and software, that fans of ID cars have been looking forward for quite sometime, in addition to a new electric motor at the back of the car, as well as amped-up GTX dual-motor models.
Beginning with revamped infotainment and software, Volkswagen proclaims that the most recent iteration of their system is much efficient and presents extra capabilities, giving a natural feel to the operation. Moreover, the ID.4 and ID.5 have had an upgrade to a standard infotainment system boasting a bigger screen which is now a huge 12.9 inches in length.
In line with the auto company, the infotainment system has a completely remodeled menu design, while the standard Digital Cockpit and optional augmented reality head-up display have gone through an update and improvement.
The upgraded ID.3 has illuminated touch sliders for adjusting air conditioning and sound levels. Moreover, in 2024 the new ID.4 and ID.5 will feature a novel multifunction steering wheel with altered operational design.
A notable alteration implemented to the inside of the vehicle is the relocation of the driving mode selector from the Digital Cockpit housing to the switch on the steering column, in the same manner as on the ID.7 sedan. This alteration was made to make room for the bigger infotainment display.
At long last, a cutting-edge IDA vocal assistant has been developed that reacts more accurately to natural spoken instructions than previously, as well as delivering new features comprising cloud-located climate details, real-time sporting event scores, or stock market values.
Worth highlighting is the fact that these improvements will also be made accessible for the Volkswagen ID.4, which goes on sale in America at the start of 2021.
Focusing on its powertrain, the rear-wheel-drive ID.4 Pro and ID.5 Pro featuring the 77-kilowatt-hour battery are now equipped with a cutting-edge electric motor on the back axle. Initially presented on the ID.7 sedan, this motor generates 282 horsepower (210 kilowatts) as well as 402 pound-feet (545 Newton-meters) of torque, constituting an upsurge of 81hp and 173 pound-feet correspondingly.
The most recent rear electric engine is additionally fitted to the all-wheel-drive ID.4 Pro 4Motion, which bears a combined capacity of 282 hp – a notable rise of 21 hp.
Furthermore, the ID.4 GTX and ID.5 GTX all-wheel-drive variants augment their impact with an additional 40 horsepower, giving them a combined power of 335 hp (250 kW). In consequence, the 0-62 mph takes less effort and time, clocking in at 5.4 seconds; yet, the pinnacle speed is also restricted to 112 mph.
All versions of the ID.4 and ID.5 operating with a 77-kWh battery pack offer an increased WLTP range – up to a maximum distance of 342 miles (550 km) for the ID.4 Pro RWD model, plus an additional ten miles, and a grand total of 345 miles (556 km) for the ID.5 Pro RWD, seven miles more than before.
Concerning charging, the Volkswagen ID.4 and ID.5 with RWD are able to attain a rate of up to 135 kW, whilst the AWD editions can now charge up to 175 kW. Thanks to the utmost charge capability, the base line VW ID.4 Pure, comprising a 52-kWh battery, is able to be energized at 115 kW instead of just 110 kW earlier. As a result, these models can add 110 miles of range within 10 minutes of DC speedy charging.
When it comes to powering up, ID.4 and ID.5 rides ensue advantage of the latest charging and thermal systems to guarantee the battery is pre-warmed when driving to the nearest quick charging point.
The US-spec 2024 VW ID.4 is receiving the newly revised rear motor as well as a more beefy dual-motor setup, however in the US this isn’t branded as GTX but rather just ID.4 AWD Pro.