The first Volkswagen battery-electric vehicle slated to come to the U.S. will be revealed on Sept. 23rd, but Volkswagen has gone ahead and dropped a few images of the the ID.4 SUV’s interior. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the ID.4 interior is following the trend of simplicity in design with plenty of screen space and a strong focus on capacitive touch switchgear.
Also on-trend is a rather minimalist design theme, something kickstarted by Tesla several years back. Though we can’t help but mention that this ID.4 interior is walking a fine line between trendy minimalist and simply dated. Certain elements, like the prominent touchscreen lifted above the dash, look like they should have launched back in 2012.
One saving grace for modernity is some unusual switchgear. It appears Volkswagen is doubling down on capacitive touch buttons, with the lighting controls on the left of the steering wheel and even some door panel switchgear appearing to be touch-sensitive. Also of note, VW has placed some of the HVAC controls near the lighting controls, which is very unorthodox by industry standards.
The rest of the switchgear layout appears fairly conventional, while a reasonably-sized screen serves as the gauge cluster.
Production of the ID.4 has already commenced in Germany, joining the ID.3 hatchback as VW’s second EV for the European market. Production of the ID.4 is slated to begin at VW’s Chattanooga, Tennessee assembly plant sometime in 2022. Interested U.S. buyers will be able to place a $100 deposit for the ID.4 starting after its formal reveal on Sept. 23rd.