We’re not sure when Volkswagen will finally show off the — it was supposedly scheduled for a debut at the . But the internet has once again done its thing and supplied leaked photos of the SUV.
Posted to Instagram account CocheSpias, the pictures appear to come from a Chinese website. Thus, it’s important to note not everything seen here is guaranteed for a US-spec model. Nevertheless, this is more than likely 98% of what we’ll get because the brand has already shown the vehicle off with a fun wrap that basically revealed the SUV’s shape.
Volkswagen declined to comment on the photos, but everything is there in plain sight, including an ID 4 badge on the rear.
Speaking of the rear, it’s the biggest departure from the relatively familiar design of the. A light bar stretches across the rear and looks a tad Audi-like, at least to me. The rear hatch fades into plastic trimming with rear side markers and what looks like a silver underbody plate peeking out.
The front is very much ID 3 and it’s likely this face will continue making its way to more ID-branded Volkswagen cars. The headlights appear almost identical and the thin strip connecting the two headlights has a VW badge smack-dab in the middle. It’s a good thing the ID 3 looks good because this face totally works on an SUV, too.
We don’t have any more information on the model, but the ID 4 will mark the start of VW’s electric era here in the US. Rear-wheel drive should be standard with all-wheel drive optional, and we’ll likely see a range under 300 miles. The SUV should do 310 miles based on European standards, but EPA ratings are always more realistic, which leads to lower range figures.