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(Apologize for the repost - I moved this from the General Discussion Thread to the more specific ID4 Thread)

Questions:

1. Anyone know why they do not have LED lights for the US version? Front and Rear? I heard the LED headlights were not legal in the US, and if that's the case, what about the LED lights in the rear?

2. Is the battery liquid cooled? Live in Houston with 100F + 80% humidity.

3. Why no HUD is the US Version? At least a basic one.

4. Why no VR Navigation like they have in Europe, even if it's not completely ready yet? Anyone think that will eventually come to the US?

5. Any thoughts what the difference in range will be between and AWD and RWD models?

6. I've heard, once built in Tennessee, the ID 4 will be less expensive due to import duties. Any truth or thoughts?

7. For comparison reason, any know why the price difference may be between Audi Q4 and VW ID4 Pro?
 

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(Apologize for the repost - I moved this from the General Discussion Thread to the more specific ID4 Thread)

Questions:

1. Anyone know why they do not have LED lights for the US version? Front and Rear? I heard the LED headlights were not legal in the US, and if that's the case, what about the LED lights in the rear?

2. Is the battery liquid cooled? Live in Houston with 100F + 80% humidity.

3. Why no HUD is the US Version? At least a basic one.

4. Why no VR Navigation like they have in Europe, even if it's not completely ready yet? Anyone think that will eventually come to the US?

5. Any thoughts what the difference in range will be between and AWD and RWD models?

6. I've heard, once built in Tennessee, the ID 4 will be less expensive due to import duties. Any truth or thoughts?

7. For comparison reason, any know why the price difference may be between Audi Q4 and VW ID4 Pro?
Q1 - LED headlights are not illegal in the US. The VW Tiguan has LED headlights as optional equipment.
Q2 - I saw a video several weeks ago that mentioned liquid cooling for the battery but I'm not sure it was for the ID4 or the Q4.
Q6 - Tennessee-built base model will be $35k before Federal and State rebates.
Q7 - According to "Car and Driver" source, the base Q4 e-tron SUV should start at $45k. That would not surprise me since the ID.4 AWD Pro with Statement + Gradient trim is almost $50k. All priced before Federal and State rebates.
I am also looking for answers to all your other questions.
 

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Q1 - LED headlights are not illegal in the US. The VW Tiguan has LED headlights as optional equipment.
Q2 - I saw a video several weeks ago that mentioned liquid cooling for the battery but I'm not sure it was for the ID4 or the Q4.
Q6 - Tennessee-built base model will be $35k before Federal and State rebates.
Q7 - According to "Car and Driver" source, the base Q4 e-tron SUV should start at $45k. That would not surprise me since the ID.4 AWD Pro with Statement + Gradient trim is almost $50k. All priced before Federal and State rebates.
I am also looking for answers to all your other questions.
As for #1, Matrix (smart) LED headlights are illegal in the US. It’s a shame as the matrix style LED lights are a far better option for driver safety. NHSTA has had the option to change the rule for years but has failed to do so as they cannot come up with a proper standard for some reason. Regular LED lights are fine which is what we are getting.
 

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As for #1, Matrix (smart) LED headlights are illegal in the US. It’s a shame as the matrix style LED lights are a far better option for driver safety. NHSTA has had the option to change the rule for years but has failed to do so as they cannot come up with a proper standard for some reason. Regular LED lights are fine which is what we are getting.
My understanding is that matrix LED headlights are legal. It is the adaptive lighting that could be illegal, depending on use. My understanding, in simple terms, is that the law allows for a high beam and a low beam, each with a prescribed level of illumination. However, some adaptive lighting could provide several different levels and patterns of high and "low" beams, some of which would be at less that the prescribed legal level of illumination. The rule change requested by Toyota a few years ago was to, amongst other things, allow for varying levels of beam patterns and illumination, depending on the traffic situation.
Point to note, the 2021 Audi Q5 Prestige is advertised for ordering with Matrix-designed LED headlights. See Build > 2021 > Audi Cars: Sedans - SUVs - Coupes - Convertibles
 

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The 35k ID. 4 made next year in USA will have a 200 mile range battery. The vehicle won’t be cheaper because of importing. There will be more versions available. They are trying to reach millions of people not millionaires. I still think this vehicle is a great deal with all of the incentives. I don’t want spend 50k the Model Y.
 

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As for #1, Matrix (smart) LED headlights are illegal in the US. It’s a shame as the matrix style LED lights are a far better option for driver safety. NHSTA has had the option to change the rule for years but has failed to do so as they cannot come up with a proper standard for some reason. Regular LED lights are fine which is what we are getting.
Remember way back when, we thought we might get EU matrix headlights with the July 2021 OTA SW update 🙄🤣😂🤣, as if.
 

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ne know why they do not have LED lights for the US version? Front and Rear? I heard the LED headlights were not legal in the US, and if that's the case, what about the LED lights in the rear?

2. Is the battery liquid cooled? Live in Houston with 100F + 80% humidity.

3. Why no HUD is the US Version? At least a basic one.

4. Why no VR Navigation like they have in Europe, even if it's not completely ready yet? Anyone think that will eventually come to the US?

5. Any thoughts what the difference in range will be between and AWD and RWD models?

6. I've heard, once built in Tennessee, the ID 4 will be less expensive due to import duties. Any truth or thoughts?

7. For comparison reason, any know why the price difference may be between Audi Q4 and VW ID4 Pro?
Great questions, let me add few thoughts to the community response
  1. Both front and rear lights are fully LED on the PRO S trim. There is actually no incandescent bulb on the PRO S trim. The base trim has full LED taillights.
  2. Yes, same good liquid that cools passengers (different circuit) :)
  3. Price vs. value. You can retrofit the HUD, I considered it, but honestly, I do not see the $1,000 value of the AR or even $300 for the base version available on Golf
  4. The AR requires HUD and use of the built-in navigation. It is not supported with Android Auto or Car play. Until Google/ and Apple come with full integration there is a small value IMHO
  5. I do not have a point of view, I wanted AWD for my ski trips and for more power. Acknowledging AWD has more power than I need, but it's fun ;)
  6. IMHO it will have more features we know from Europe as an offset to the shipping cost over Atlantic (my speculation self-parking, 360 cameras and premium audio) and there will be a smaller battery option for a cheaper price.
  7. IMHO not much difference in the Q4 Premium Plus vs ID.4 PRO S, unless you go Q4 Prestige - then you get the features you are asking about - Matrix headlights, premium sound and AR HUD... There is one thing that I'm missing on my ID.4 - that you can get on Q4 - laminated/acoustic front side windows (more noise insulation). Else the Q4 is the same power train, different design and "Audi" badge. Go with the one you like more.(y)
 
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