The Volkswagen ID.4 Will Come With These 10 Intelligent Features

The Volkswagen ID.4 Will Come With These 10 Intelligent Features

Author: Manish Kharinta   

While Volkswagen continues to update its electric-only portfolio, the company is introducing new state-of-the-art convenience features for its ID lineup of electric vehicles. For example, in April, we reported that Volkswagen's future MEB-based models will come equipped with bidirectional charging capability

Now the automaker has highlighted ten intelligent features for the new ID.4 electric crossover, which is competing with the Tesla Model Y and Ford Mach-E.

"The new Volkswagen ID.4 SUV was designed with the goal of simplifying the driver's life by creating an easy and enjoyable experience behind its wheel," the company wrote in a press release. Here's a brief overview of some of the features that makes driving the ID.4 a more pleasant experience.

Set the mood

The Volkswagen ID.4's infotainment system allows drivers to quickly dim the lights inside the cabin using a slider bar. Customers can also pre-program different "moods" and use the infotainment system to select between custom ambient lighting options for the interior.

Navigate like a pro

While the ID.4's touchscreen infotainment system offers turn-by-turn directions like other vehicles, drivers can also tilt the 3D map using two fingers to get a better view of their surroundings while using navigation.

Heat your seat

Drivers can use the temperature slider and activate the electric resistance heater to warm up the steering wheel and seats of the ID.4 in just a few seconds.

Crack a joke

Volkswagen even added a unique sense of humor like Tesla has done with the Easter eggs in its vehicles. Customers can use ID.4 voice command system and kickback as the electric-only crossover entertains occupants with jokes.

Get some air

If the driver wants to wind down all the windows at once, they only need to hold down the rear two buttons on the left front door panel until they start illuminating intermittently.

Control the cabin atmosphere

Customers can control the panoramic roof shades using simple voice commands like "it's too bright" and "it's too dark" and the shade will open or close accordingly.

Rearrange your cupholders

The ID.4 also comes equipped with modular cup holders for the front seats. Occupants can swap or remove the dividers and inserts for the cup holders to personalize the space as they desire.

Set your favorites

The most frequently used interface is the ID.4's center discover touchscreen display, which is used to carry out a majority of functions in the EV. But drivers can also create new menu shortcuts by just holding down any icon on the screen. Drivers will also find shortcuts to the most used features by  simply swiping down from the top of the screen.

You can see clearly now

The rearview camera in the Volkswagen ID.4 comes equipped with a high-pressure jet that can be activated if it gets dirty. The cleaning feature is activated by simply pushing the wiper stalk towards the windshield.

Is this thing off?

Since the ID.4 makes virtually no sound, Volkswagen also provides the option of increasing or lowering the volume of the friendly goodbye chime which confirms that the driver has exited the vehicle and the vehicle is off. This level of attention to detail is impressive.

The ID.4 is the second electric vehicle released under VW's new ID family of EVs. The ID.4 follows the ID.3 hatchback, which the automaker decided not to release in the U.S.

Volkswagen is planning to be one of the biggest global competitors of Tesla, with plans to have 50-70% of its models battery-powered by 2030. With its more affordable price with a starting MSRP of $39,995, the ID.4 is being marketed as more of a mainstream EV, with roughly the same performance of a similar gas-powered compact SUV. 

In April the battery-powered ID.4 was named 2021 "World Car of the Year".

Manish Kharinta
Manish Kharinta
Manish Kharinta is a automotive writer based in the Los Angeles area. He has worked for automotive industry websites, and His experience ranges from covering auto shows, to car reviews and breaking automotive news. Manish aims to bring forth his unique perspective on automotive design and technological innovations in the automotive industry.
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