The 1st customer ID.4 vehicles have hit dealerships today. Quebec gets them first. British Columbia will see the first ones in about 3 weeks (that’s how long it takes the choo-choo to get them there) with Ontario receiving some in December.

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV arrives in Canada
  • Starting at $44,995 MSRP for ID.4 RWD Pro, with 82 kWh battery and 201 horsepower
  • I.D.4 AWD Pro features dual motors and 295 horsepower, starting from $49,995 MSRP
  • Estimated range of 400 km for the ID.4 RWD Pro and 386 km for the ID.4 AWD Pro (Natural Resources Canada Guide)
  • Three years of fast charging with Electrify Canada at no additional cost - Qualifies for $5,000 federal iZEV Program
  • Sleek, modern compact SUV combines high-tech powertrain, advanced driver assistance technology and a smart infotainment system, in spacious and practical bodystyle
Ajax, ON — Today the ID.4, Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV, officially arrives in Canada. Built on Volkswagen’s MEB electric vehicle architecture— the modular electric drive matrix—it marries the strengths of a purpose built EV with performance, packaging and value. The ID.4 competes in Canada‘s largest market segment—compact SUVs—and is currently produced in Germany for the Canadian market. Initial availability will be in the provinces of Quebec and British Columbia, with Ontario deliveries to follow shortly. A national rollout is slated to begin in the second half of 2022 when a new assembly plant in Chattanooga, TN start production.

The ID.4 offer structure is simple: two trims and one package. The RWD Pro model is well-equipped, with an extensive standard features list. Pricing starts at $44,995 MSRP, before a Federal rebate of $5,000. The ID.4 AWD Pro is priced at $49,995. The Statement Package is available for $8,000 and

includes larger wheels, leatherette seating, power seats, and numerous additional features. Destination for all ID.4 models is $1,950.

On I.D.4 Pro RWD models, the primary electric motor is located above the rear axle, just ahead of the centerline of the wheels, ideally placed for agile
handling and traction. Torque is transferred to a two-stage, single-speed gearbox in an almost silent manner. The ID.4 is so quiet that a synthetic sound is generated up to speeds of about 36 km/h to aid pedestrian and cyclist awareness. The AC permanent-magnet synchronous motor puts out 201 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque that is available almost instantly. One of the main strengths of the permanent magnet synchronous motor is its efficiency—well above 90 percent in almost all driving situations.

The electric drive unit is compact and lightweight, tipping the scales at only about 91kg, including the motor, gearbox and power and control electronics for the electric drive.

The ID.4 AWD Pro adds an asynchronous electric motor on the front axle. The front unit has a maximum output of 107 horsepower and 119 pound feet of torque. Together, the system has a maximum output of 295 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque, and delivers exhilarating acceleration.

Unlike a traditional all-wheel drive system, there are no mechanical links between the axles. Each motor connects to the wheels through a differential and a single-speed gearbox. The variable all-wheel-drive system offers several benefits over traditional mechanical set-ups. The rear motor handles standard driving situations, leaving the front motor to engage only as needed, such as when the ID.4 senses wheelspin at any corner. The motors can react within a few hundredths of a second—so that the driver never notices the changes.

The ID.4 is equipped with an 82 kWh (gross) battery pack. For rear-wheel drive models, the Natural Resources Canada estimated range on a single charge is 400 km and 386 km for the AWD Pro model.

The battery is comprised of 288 pouch cells in 12 modules, positioned in the underbody to create a low center of gravity for optimal driving dynamics as well as extremely well-balanced weight distribution.

Around a fifth of the battery’s weight is accounted for by the housing. This is a scalable aluminum construction whose interior framework is made from extruded and pressure-cast profiles. The housing is bolted to the frame, helping to improve bodyshell rigidity. A strong all-round frame made of extruded aluminum sections protects the battery system against damage in the event of an accident, and the battery is also disabled if the vehicle is involved in a serious accident. A replaceable aluminum underbody panel protects the battery against damage from the road. The temperature of the battery modules is controlled using a floor plate with built-in water