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Volkswagen ID.4 India launch in 2024; to be imported as CBU

VW will bring some cars from its global portfolio, including the ID.4.

Volkswagen has confirmed its plans to launch the ID.4 electric SUV in India this year. It will be imported via the CBU route to test consumer readiness.

Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, stated that electrification is one of the priorities which will play out in the country in three stages.

Initially, VW will bring some cars from its global portfolio, including the ID.4. “That’s a market introduction and testing of the market to see how our portfolio fits,” he said.

“The second part, through parts and components, involves local assembly for economies of scale and increased volumes. The third part, planned for 2026, is local electrification, as scaling up electrification involves localisation” Gupta added.

Volkswagen has been evaluating the ID.4 for India since 2020. Globally, the ID.4 is offered with a range of powertrains including single-motor rear-wheel drive and dual-motor all-wheel drive configurations. The GTX variant packs 299 BHP and is powered by a 77 kWh battery pack. VW claims it can cover up to 480 km on a single charge.

Electric vehicles are expected to comprise 18-30% of new car sales by the end of this decade. By 2030, it is estimated that around 1 million EVs will be sold every year.

Source: ET Auto

 
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