THE first fully electric SUV from Volkswagen will be arriving in March as the German car maker ramps up its EV offering in the UK.
The ID.4 will be priced from Â£37,800 after the Â£3,000 Government grant for low emission cars and will be joining the ID.3 hatchback in VW's electric stable
Like the ID.3, the SUV is being launched as a limited-run 1Edition with a range of pre-configured trim levels to follow later in the year and eventually an all-wheel-drive option.
With a range of up to 310 miles the ID.4's motor develops the equivalent of 204ps giving it plenty of performance. 0 to 60 takes 8.5 seconds and the maximum speed is restricted to 99mph.
Volkswagen says that where rapid charging is available some 199 miles of range can be added in half an hour.
Standard kit on the launch models includes 20-inch wheels, LED lights all round and a 10-inch display screen.
Safety systems include adaptive cruise control, front assist and lane assist with parking sensors front and rear.
The ID.4 is built alongside the ID.3 at VW's factory in Zwickau, Germany, where production of the car is carbon-neutral.
Joe Lawrence, VW's product manager for the ID. brand in the UK said: "With the popularity of SUVs as high as ever, we are proud to be introducing our first all-electric contender in the form of the ID.4.
"Its external dimensions are similar to the Tiguan, but thanks to the MEB platform and the packaging benefits of an electric drivetrain it boasts even more interior space along with that all-important lofty driving position."