Volkswagen of America revealed Sept. 5 that the 2024 ID.4 electric compact SUV is getting an upgrade for its 82 kWh battery models, including a new performance drive unit that delivers greater performance and expected improvement to EPA-estimated range, an improved infotainment display, and a new premium audio system, among other features.
Assembled in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the 2024 ID.4 will be available in three trim levels — Standard/Pro, S and S Plus — with the option of 62 kWh or 82 kWh batteries, as well as rear-wheel- or all-wheel drive.
The driving force behind major upgrades to 2024 ID.4 82 kWh models is the introduction of a new performance drive unit that delivers greater horsepower and range compared to the prior model year. The rear-wheel-drive model now produces an impressive 282 horsepower, while the all-wheel-drive model now makes around 330 horsepower.
This increase in power helps to boost acceleration and is anticipated to deliver enhanced range; EPA-estimated ranges for the 2024 ID.4 will be available closer to market introduction.
While 62 kWh ID.4 models continue with the standard 12-inch infotainment display, 82 kWh ID.4 models receive an enhanced 12.9-inch display with backlit sliders, as well a new climate control interface and a revised infotainment menu. Also, the car receives a new shifter position and a revised steering wheel layout.
The 82 kWh battery includes ventilated front-row seats, and S Plus models receive a premium harman/kardon audio system with nine speakers, plus a subwoofer, and a 16-channel amplifer.
On the outside, ID.4 standard AWD models feature larger, 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, and S Plus vehicles upgrade to 21-inch machined alloy wheels.
Pricing for the 2024 ID.4 will be released closer to its on-sale date in early 2024. The 2023 ID.4 models are eligible for the full potential federal tax credit of up to $7,500.