For 2023, the ID.4 receives an updated exterior and interior with all new colors and trim, new wheels on all trims, and added comfort with a new center console. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Aug. 3, 2022 2023 VW ID.4 IMHO, the fact the ID.4 is now assembled in the U.S. at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga factory is the biggest news of all. The 2023 VW ID.4 joins the Tesla Model 3, S, and X in Fremont, CA, the Model Y in Austin TX, the Ford F-150 Lightning at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan, Bolt in Lake Orion, Michigan, Rivian in Normal, Illinois, and Lucid in Tucson, Arizona in being built in the US. This is now the eighth full EV manufactured in the U.S. thanks to VWs additional $800 million investment at its manufacturing center in Chattanooga, TN. Earlier today, VW announced pricing for its new 2023 base “Standard” trim ID.4 equipped with a single, 201 hp, permanent magnet synchronous motor powered by a 62 KWh pack that provides 208-miles of all-electric range (AER). It will start at just $37,495 plus $1,295 D&H. The ID.4 will arrive in three other trims including Pro, S, and S Plus with the larger 82 kWh battery in RWD or AWD configurations. The ID.4 Pro carry’s on with its 82-kWh battery that allows for 275 miles of AER, while ID.4 AWD Pro models add an asynchronous motor to the front axle, resulting in a bump to 295 hp, and an estimated range of 255 miles. Plug&Charge functionality is now standard on all ID.4s allowing owners to make even better use of their free three years of complementary 30-minute DC fast charging sessions at Electrify America stations nationwide. Every 2023 ID.4 has been upgraded with gloss black highlights on the front bumpers; an illuminated rear VW emblem on the S trim. The LED headlamps with the Adaptive Front-lighting System carry on as does the illuminated lightbar and front VW emblem. Three new wheel designs have been added with S models now receiving fuel robbing 20” alloys. Eight available paint colors are steered by trim and offer owners a variety of ways to demonstrate their personal style. The ID.4 now includes a standard 12” central display, new upscale dash stitching, and the addition of new fabric and leatherette seat side bolsters, replacing the basic cloth upholstery of the previous trim. The S trim is available with two new interior colors—Stone or Nutmeg. Stone vehicles are paired with black and gray accents, while Nutmeg vehicles bring in attractive brown hues. On all S models, two new leatherette interiors bring an upscale ambience, and the choice between Galaxy or Cosmic finishes. Galaxy vehicles are finished with black leatherette seat inserts paired with Platinum gray bolsters, door inserts, and dash, with a black steering wheel and displays. Vehicles with the Cosmic interior are equipped with gray leatherette seat inserts matched with blue bolsters, door inserts, and dash with a white steering wheel and displays. The door panels receive enhanced stitching to complete the refined look and there’s a revised center console that better serves the needs of American consumers. Heated outer rear seats are now available on the top S Plus trim. 2023 VW ID.4’s Driver Centric Interior ID.4 Standard/Pro The new to the lineup ID.4 Standard starts at an MSRP of $37,495 before a potential Federal tax credit of up to $7,500. The entry model is extremely well equipped, while its new 62 kWh battery allows the lowest price of entry to date for the ID.4. It features redesigned 19” alloys; LED headlamps, LED DRLs and taillamps; auto headlamps with rain-sensing wipers; advanced keyless entry; dual-zone Climate; a Discover Pro Max 12” touchscreen navi system with voice control and 6+1 speaker sound system; Bluetooth connectivity for compatible devices; wireless phone charging and App-Connect; manual heated premium cloth/leatherette front seats; VW’s 5.3” ID.Cockpit digital instrument cluster; interior multi-color ambient lighting and ID. Car-Net with Wi-Fi capability (requires subscription); a new multi-function touch premium leatherette steering wheel; gloss black front bumper grilles and roof rails in black; a rearview camera; an auto dimming rear-view mirror, heated side mirrors and heated windshield washer nozzles; and a 60:40 split folding rear seat. All 2023 ID.4s will arrive with standard Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking (Front Assist) that includes both pedestrian and (new for 2023) cyclist detection, Active Blind Spot Monitor (Side Assist), front and rear Park Distance Control, and High Beam Control (Light Assist), Side Assist, front and rear Park Distance Control, Travel Assist 2.0; Lane Keeping System (Lane Assist); Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go; Traffic Sign Recognition; a memory feature for Park Assist; and Emergency Assist 3.0. The Pro includes the 82-kWh battery with 275 miles of AER. The AWD Pro adds the front motor and increases power from 201 hp to 295 hp. The RWD ID.4 Pro starts at $42,495 MSRP (up $1,265 from the 2022 MY) and the AWD version starts at an MSRP of $46,295 (up $1,385 from the 2022 MY). Both versions benefit from an increased DCFC capability of 170kW, and a variable luggage/load compartment floor. The AWD trims feature a heated windshield, as well a tow hitch with 2,700 lbs. towing capacity. ID.4 S/Pro S/Pro AWD S The new trim ID.4 S retails at $42,495 and adds leatherette seat inserts with design perforation and door panels with enhanced stitching; 12-way power seats with memory (8-way with 4-way massage lumbar); a heated steering wheel; a rear-seat pass-through and center armrest with cupholders; a panoramic fixed glass roof with electric sunshade; a variable luggage/load compartment floor (Standard on all Pro models); power tailgate with easy open and close; 30-color interior ambient lighting; premium LED headlights with AFS; lighted front and rear VW logo; a lightbar in front; and 20” alloys. The ID.4 Pro S has an MSRP of $47,495 (up $1,765 from the 2022 MY) and the ID.4 AWD Pro S retails at $51,295 (up $1,885 from the 2022 MY). ID.4 Pro S Plus and ID.4 AWD Pro S Plus The S Plus is a new trim available on Pro models and brings the same design features of differentiated wheels and a black roof, but with more content. The ID.4 Pro S Plus has an MSRP of $50,195 and the ID.4 AWD Pros S Plus has an MSRP of $53,995. This trim adds 20” alloys; power folding door mirrors with accent lighting; a black painted roof with silver roof accents and silver roof rails; silver accents on the front and rear bumpers; a digital sound package and subwoofer (VW Sound); an Area View camera system; and new three-zone Climate with rear controls and heated outer rear seats. D&H on all trims is $1,295. Once again, all ID.4s will manufactured in the U.S. just 140-miles from where I am typing this up near Nashville. Not only do all trims include the full suite of advanced driver assist and safety features for 2023, the 82 KWh equipped ID.4s will charge at a faster 170 KW power rate - up from the 135 KW system in the 2021s and 2022s. 2023 VW ID.4 With new owners of Tesla, Ford and GM BEVs having lost the $7,500 fed tax credit and Toyota just about too, only Hyundai/Kia Ioniq 5/EV6, AWD Subaru Solterra, and VW ID.4 can be purchased with the Fed Tax Credit intact. Although I have not driven an ID.4 yet, I would choose a RWD Pro S at $43,790 (MSRP + D&H) minus the $7,500 Fed Tax Credit ($36,290 + TTL on the $43.8k sticker) over a $64,190 (MSRP + D&H) AWD Model Y long range any day of the week. Let us hope VW can keep up with demand without dealerships marking them up to the sky as so many are known to do. Looking back at 2022 ID.4 U.S. YTD sales, 4,415 were picked up in 2022 through the end of June, down 29.1% below the 5,756 sold in the first half of 2021.