Since its launch in early April, the ID.4 has been creating a buzz and resonating with drivers across the UK as they take their new ID.4 out on the roads. While the ID.4 was officially announced during this difficult and unprecedented year full of tough challenges, people’s responses have continued to be positive.
So much so that it has caught the eye of the motoring world globally. 93 judges from 28 countries loved the ID.4 so much that it has won the much-coveted and prestigious ‘World Car of the Year' award. This makes it the fifth win for Volkswagen since the awards started in 2004.
The ID.4 is the third electric vehicle to win the award behind the Nissan Leaf and the Jaguar I-Pace which have won the award in the past. The ID.4 winning the award also shows that electric cars can be fun, beautifully designed, and retains performance and functionality to compete with standard fuel vehicles.
The judges of the award were keen to point out and praise the ID.4 not only for its eco-friendliness but revolutionary new features such as the latest version of Volkswagen's augmented reality heads-up display. The integration of the AR windscreen displayed combined with features such as Travel Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) meant that drivers would be able to see markings, alerts, and warning directly Infront of them in the display.
Thomas Ulbrich who is a board member for the development of the Volkswagen brand had this to say:
“The World Car of the Year award marks a great success for our entire ID. Team.
We have succeeded in developing a car that starts the system change to e-mobility in the world's most important segment of compact SUVs and offers excellent everyday usability. With it, the ID.3 and the upcoming ID. models, we are making innovative electric mobility in the volume market something that can be experienced by everyone.”
But before we get too excited about the future of the ID range, the immediate future of the ID.4 is a bright one. Volkswagen recently showcased the world premiere of an all-new, all-electric ID.4 GTX which you can watch below.
There are even more exciting times for the ID.4 ahead and if you would like to be part of the journey, why not view our latest ID.4 offers and start your journey with e-mobility today?