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German automobile manufacturer, Volkswagen will launch the ID.4 electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) in India in 2023. The company plans to test drive the vehicle in India and hopes to import around 2,500 cars if it can overcome supply chain problems.
Volkswagen will begin testing the model in India in September to assess its technical capabilities and determine if any adjustments are required for local weather conditions.
India allows only 2,500 units to enter the country without homologation. The company hopes to bring more stated Brand Director for Volkswagen’s passenger vehicle division in India, Ashish Gupta. Homologation refers to the process of certifying a vehicle’s roadworthiness.
He also confirmed that the company also expects to begin local assembly in the country by 2025 or 2027. It will also be looking into manufacturing electric batteries in India, which are currently the most costly component of an electric vehicle.
The ID.4 is designed with all passengers in mind, not just the driver. With enough room for four friends, leg room in the rear of 37.6 inches, and 64.2 cu ft of cargo space with the rear seats folded down, you’ll feel the difference the MEB platform makes.
The MEB platform (essentially the vehicle’s underpinnings) has an elongated wheelbase and short overhangs. Plus, with the absence of a combustion engine, the interior cabin space is maximized even more.
The Volkswagen ID.4 Pro can take you where you need to go with an EPA Estimated Range of 275 miles.