Volkswagen NZ announces its all-electric ID. range

September 21, 2022

Volkswagen’s all-electric ID. range will arrive in NZ in mid-2023 but we can ogle at them now. Full details below!

The ID.4 has an SUV body shape and the ID.5 is an ultra-aerodynamic silhouette coupé design, and until Tuesday 4 October Aucklanders can experience the two models at the pop-up Car Store in Newmarket and maybe even take one for a test drive. (See below for details).

Denizens of other NZ locales will be able to check out the new VW EVs soon during a national roadshow.

“We are delighted to announce New Zealand pricing, model line-up and key specifications for the all-new ID.4 and ID.5,” says Greg Leet, General Manager, Volkswagen Passenger Vehicles. “We believe our model line-up positions us extremely well within the EV market segment. To
launch the ID. product range with our mid-sized ID.4 SUV below the New Zealand government clean car rebate threshold of $80,000 was imperative. We believe this will be very important in helping to support our customers that choose to transition to an electrified

“Our team has been working extremely hard with our factory and are absolutely delighted to be in a position to release this key information today, which is a milestone moment for our brand. We are very fortunate to be in this position, as New Zealand will be one of the first countries outside of Europe and the USA to launch the ID. range .”

The Volkswagon ID.4 will retail for $79,990 with a drive-away price of $89.990 plus ORC, while the ID.5 will be $85,490 with a drive-away price of $94,490 plus ORC.

The ID.4 will be available in two trim lines: ID.4 PRO and ID.4
PRO+ both with a 77kWh (Net) battery and an approximate range of 485km.  Other main features include 150kW of power and 310Nm of torque (and ‘instant power’), aerodynamic 19-inch ‘Hamar’ alloy wheels, 10-inch colour touch-screen and an ID.-exclusive ‘Twist & Go’ ignition function.

In addition to the main features of PRO, the ID.4 PRO+ also includes ‘IQ. Light’ Matrix LED headlights with front LED light bar, 12-inch ‘Discover Max’ colour touch-screen and Premium sound system. The ID.5 exclusive silhouette (coupé merged with an SUV) has been given a sporty exterior treatment with two-tone colours and inside features 12-inch ‘Discover Max’ colour touch-screen (standard on PRO & PRO+) and premium sound system (exclusive to PRO+). The ID.5 PRO+ also features ID. exclusive 20” ‘Drammen’alloys.

* The pop-up ‘Car Store’ is on Level 1 in Westfield Newmarket until 4 October.


The above product news story contains elements of a Volkswagon press release.


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