2023 Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV arrives in Australia

The highly anticipated Volkswagen ID.4 has arrived in Australia for customer previews and dealer training, ahead of expected deliveries in late 2023 or early 2024.

the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 Electric SUV has arrived in Australia for training and public previews, ahead of a planned official launch in late 2023 or early 2024.

Caught on camera in Sydney, the white ID.4, the electric equivalent of a Volkswagen Tiguan midsize SUV, shown is one of two examples coming to Australia for Volkswagen dealer training and driver test drives. clients and the media.

While the vehicles will be overseas-market models, they are believed to be close in specification to Australia-bound models, suggesting some of the largest battery packs available overseas, more powerful engines and higher levels of fuel economy. standard features.

As reported by Ride Earlier this month, production of the Volkswagen ID.4 for Australia, along with its sleeker ID.5 ‘coupe’ sibling, is scheduled to begin in late 2023, with first customer deliveries in early 2024.

However, Volkswagen Australia says it is working “hard” to bring the production start date forward to mid-2023, in order to deliver the first cars to customers before the end of the year.

The Australian launch of the ID.4 and ID.5 will happen up to three years after Europe, which VW Australia attributes to its global head office prioritizing production for markets like Europe with strict emissions targets, rather than Australia, which it currently has no such regulations. .

Poised to follow the pair of SUVs is the ID.3 hatchback, similar in size to a Golf, and based on the ID.4/ID.5 ‘MEB’ electric car platform, sometime in 2024, after he reaches the middle of his life. face lift in Europe.

No date has been announced for the ID. Buzz: Volkswagen’s modern electric reimagining of the iconic Kombi, nor any of VW’s other upcoming IDs. electric cars.

Meanwhile, Cupra, another Volkswagen Group brand, plans to bring its Born electric hatchback, a twin to the ID.3, here in early 2023, while Skoda will launch siblings to the ID.4 and ID.5, the Enyaq iV. . and Enyaq Coupe iV, in 2024.

More Australian details of the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 they are expected in the coming months, before the first deliveries in late 2023 or early 2024.

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Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed to Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flipping through car magazines to a young age to grow around performance. vehicles in a car-loving family.

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