ID.4 1st Edition Glacier White
Our dealership, Low Country VW in Mount Pleasant, SC took inventory of their ID.4 demo yesterday. Here are the initial pictures.
Limited Info I could Glean:
Limited Info I could Glean:
- I could not drive or start this vehicle to check firmware level. They had not even done dealer prep and were awaiting someone from VW to come out and help them set it up.
- The car is incredibly well made. I saw no flaws at all in the paint, panel gaps, interior or anything else.
- There is a huge amount of room in this car. I am 6’8” and I had to move the front seat up because it was almost too big. The seats will lower almost to the floor. Have never had a car that the seats could go this low.
- With the drivers seat in the position I feel comfortable driving in, I could sit in the back seat behind my drivers seat. My head did touch the shade, but with it open, I can fit.
- The seats are VERY comfortable. Maybe I just am so accustomed to my 2020 Chevy Bolt, but the seats were very soft and plush for leatherette.
- Everything was solid. Just the closing of the doors felt like this was a much more expensive car.
- The door unlock is very natural and worked really well.
- Screens that I could see were much higher resolution than I am accustomed to in a car. They felt like iPad pro screens.
- Cargo space feels massive. My wife put the false floor down and it is plenty big for our rather large golden doodle.
- Trailer hitch connection points are all behind cladding with a factory cut hole in the bottom of the bumper where the receiver pokes out. Venturing a guess that we will be able to add the hitch to the RWD model since it is essentially the same as the 1st edition. I did not see a trailer hitch wiring loom for a brake controller, but did not fish around either.
- Key has good heft and feels substantial.
- Drivers display feels like it is always in the right position and I am surprised that having it tied to the hight of the steering wheel actually makes sense in person.
- It has a front license plate bracket which I found odd since this was a car for a state that does not require one. VW hotline managers are saying all cars will come with one, pre-drilled. I have doubts if that is true, rather I hope it is not.
- Engine bay does have enough space for a small frunk, and is laid out a little strange. Personally I don’t care as I have no use for a frunk.
- I ordered the black interior fearing that the white would stain too much. IDK what it is but the white feels fairly robust and a little more very light grey in color. I think this is going to hold up better than I thought. That being said, I still love the black/brown leatherette.
- This is going to sell like mad when it gets out IMO. It is in a different class than Tesla’s so futile to compare, however the fit and finish is 10x that of just about every Tesla I have seen, so it has that going for it. It is a very handsome car and is one that will have people asking what you are driving.
- I did not remember to take a picture of the window sticker but am going back in a few days to test drive and will do so then. Will also get software version numbers and inquire if they updated to 2.1 or if it was done at the docks.