Undisguised images of the new VW ID.4 in production form have surfaced online, giving us our first look at all-new electric crossover. The official unveiling of the model was originally set to take place earlier in the year but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s unclear where these latest images were taken but given the volume of leaked shots it’s likely that they were to be used as promotional or marketing material for the model.
The overall design of the ID.4 sticks closely to that of the ID.Crozz concept that previewed the model. Slim LED headlamps are connected by a lightbar at the front-end, which will become a familiar design treatment used across VW’s range of future ID. models.
The model pictured also appears to be the standard version of the ID.4. VW bosses have previously confirmed that more coupe-like version of the SUV will also be launched.
From launch, the ID.4 will only be offered with rear-wheel-drive, although a four-wheel-drive variant will be added later in the model’s production cycle. Full details for the powertrain are yet to be confirmed, but Volkswagen has stated that the ID.4 will offer a maximum range of 311 miles, depending on the powertrain.
While still camouflaged, the images of this pre-production ID.4 showed that it has adopted a more conventional look than its precursor, the ID. Crozz concept, ditching the show car’s rear liftback in favour of a practical tailgate and reinstating the concept’s missing B-pillars and wing mirrors.
Some of the concept’s design features have been retained, though. Volkswagen’s trademark “ID.” daytime running lights, LED headlights and blanked-off radiator grille feature relatively unchanged, as does the concept’s raked windscreen and rugged black plastic mouldings for the wheel arches and side skirts.