Volkswagen’s ID.4 electric vehicle (EV) is set to launch in Canada this summer, and the vehicle’s reviews are already starting to trickle around the internet.
The VW ID.4 will be sold in Canada at a starting price of $44,995 CAD ($35,790 USD) for the rear-wheel-drive ID.4 Pro model, while the ID.4 all-wheel-drive Pro variant will cost $49,995 (CAD), according to AutoTrader.
At this entry price, it also qualifies for Canada’s iZEV rebate of $5,000 CAD, taking it below the $40,000 CAD pricepoint.
Each of the models can also be ordered with the Statement Package, adding $8,000 CAD to the base price and including a panoramic moonroof, adaptive LED headlights, power-folding side mirrors, and a contrasting black roof with silver rails.
The first Volkswagen ID.4 models are set to arrive in British Columbia and Quebec, with the next round of units heading to Ontario shortly after.
“When I say the ID.4 is 5 years behind the comparable Tesla, it’s not because I’m an Elon fanboy, a VW hater, or that I have anything to gain or lose personally. That is my best guess, based on my weeklong test drive of VW’s hot-from-oven, slightly underbaked strudel” — Dan Neil pic.twitter.com/t0S5r1LIP2
— Whole Mars Catalog (@WholeMarsBlog) February 28, 2021
In February, Dan Neil of the Wall Street Journal said the ID.4 was “5 years behind” Tesla, signifying that improvements to VW’s line still have a ways to go. In contrast, Volkswagen was also called the “most credible” effort to rival Tesla in the EV space by the Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) just a few short weeks after, so it’s tough to say where the ID.4 will land exactly.
Still, Volkswagen ID.3 sales bode well for the ID.4, with the model even having outsold Tesla’s Model 3 in Europe in December 2020.
Volkswagen has also announced the ID Buzz, an electric bus re-work of the brand’s classic Bus model which will make its way into the US market.
Zachary Visconti is a writer with a knack for electric vehicles, technology, and climate change. Currently residing in Santa Rosa, California, Zach loves his partner, his cat, and a good cup of coffee.