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US: 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 Is Coming With A Few Changes

Let’s see what we know so far.

Volkswagen ID.4

Feb 07, 2022 at 10:39am ET

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By: Mark Kane

Volkswagen recently announced the 2022 model year version of the ID.4 model in the U.S., which just like the 2021 model year, will be imported from Germany.

The MSRP price of the 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 is slightly higher – by $765 (or 1.5-1.9%, depending on the version), while the specs are mostly carried over from 2021.

Customers can place reservations for the ID.4, but the supply is constrained (first, the company has to deliver cars to the reservation holders from the previous year).

Prices

ModelBase PriceDest. ChargeTax CreditEffective Price
2022 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro 19″$40,760+$1,195$7,500$34,455
2022 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S 19″$45,260+$1,195$7,500$38,955
2022 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S with Gradient 20″$47,955+$1,195$7,500$41,650
2022 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro 19″$44,440+$1,195$7,500$38,135
2022 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro S 19″$48,940+$1,195$7,500$42,635
2022 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro S with Gradient 20″$51,635+$1,195$7,500$45,330

According to previous reports, there will be some slight improvements too, including:

  • up to 135 kW DC fast charging (vs 125 kW previously)
  • auto-hold feature
  • Plug and Charge feature
  • a slight, but undisclosed yet, range increase

We are very curious about the range increase because the 2022 specs indicate exactly the same battery capacity of 82 kWh (77 kWh usable). If the battery (and usable capacity window) is the same, a higher range would have to come from higher efficiency.

There is also another theoretical possibility that the cars will be certified under the EPA 5-cycle test, instead of the 2-cycle, which potentially might change the result. However, that would be a paper gain.

Here are the results for the 2021 model year:

One range-related item – the heat pump – is still not available in the U.S.

Basic specs

ModelDriveBattery
(kWh)
EPA
Range
0-60
mph
(sec)
Top
Speed
2022 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro 19″RWD82260 mi*
(418 km)
7.799 mph
(159 km/h)
2022 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S 19″RWD82250 mi*
(402 km)
7.899 mph
(159 km/h)
2022 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S with Gradient 20″RWD82 7.899 mph
(159 km/h)
2022 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro 19″AWD82249 mi*
(401 km)
5.7111 mph
(179 km/h)
2022 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro S 19″AWD82240 mi*
(386 km)
5.8111 mph
(179 km/h)
2022 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro S with Gradient 20″AWD82 5.8111 mph
(179 km/h)

* EPA range as of 2021 model year (2022 is expected to have a slightly different/higher range).

Local production

In 2022. the company intends to start production of ID.4 at the plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

There is a less expensive, entry-level version in the pipeline. It will have a smaller battery, and battery cells supplied from the new SK Innovation’s SK On plant in Georgia.

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