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Former VW exec Scott Keogh, now head of Scout Motors, speaks at the groundbreaking for the SUV's new plant.

 

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Wisconsin Barn Find: 2024 VW ID. 4 at #MAMA24SR

More about VW ID. 4 Pro S on the ‘socials’ #MAMA24SR

May 22, 2024, Elkhart Lake Wisconsin:  VW introduced its revised for 2024 ID. 4 full-battery electric vehicle at the Midwest Automotive Media Association’s Spring Rally.  The rally’s fabled location has its own story:  the historic Road America racetrack.

Journalists didn’t drive it on the track, though.  Instead, they drove VW’s BEV on nearby scenic routes.  The good news is VW’s new performance drive for the 82 kWh models, such as the rear-wheel-drive Pro S, model we sampled, delivers lively acceleration:  0-60 mph in about 5.9 seconds.  In sport drive mode, the ID. 4 felt relatively frisky and quiet—except for some wind rush.  This model has 282 horsepower/402 lb-ft of torque.  Previously it had 201 ponies, which is still the figure for ID. 4s with the 62-kWh battery.

VW claims the EPA’s estimated range is now 291 miles.  In addition, the ID. 4, claims VW, DC fast charges from 10-80% state of charge in 30 minutes.

Other changes improve the driver’s interface.   The larger 12.9-inch infotainment touchscreen is more intuitive.  For example, key vehicle app icons are visible on the main screen.  And VW now backlights the climate control temperature touch sliders.  You no longer have to stab them in the dark.

VW also revamped the shifter design.  It’s now a steering column mounted stalk. VW, furthermore, moved the wiper controls to the turn-signal stalk.  Unchanged are the awkward two buttons controlling four side windows.  The MSRP is $51,420.  VW claims this vehicle qualifies for a $7,500 federal tax credit.

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WHAT IS THE VWCA?

The VWCA (Volkswagen Club of America) is a not-for-profit hobby club for owners and enthusiasts of Volkswagen and Audi automobiles. Founded in 1955, the Club has followed the evolution of Volkswagen from the early air-cooled Beetle to the latest models to roll off the assembly line. We are not owned by, affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen AG or Volkswagen of America, the Importer. The Club is operated and managed solely by volunteer members who contribute their time and energy in pursuit of our motto, "to help Volkswagen and Audi owners enjoy their cars to the fullest." Read about the club's history.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jul 06 , 2024
Annual Independence Day Parade
Kirk Schulz at (630) 837-7887
Bartlett, IL


Jul 14 , 2024
35th Annual Vintage Picnic - Rockford, IL
statelinevolksfolks@gmail.com
Alpine Park Rockford, Illinois


Aug 04 , 2024
33rd Annual Vintage Transport Extravaganza
Larry Claypool, (815) 603-8556 or vairshop@gmail.com
Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois


Aug 25 , 2024
Mooseheart Car Show
224-587-6803
Rte. 31 & Mooseheart Road, Batavia/North Aurora, IL


Aug 30 , 2024
Buses Nowhere Near the Arch #38 Annual Campout
Bill Bowman: bill@bnnta.com
Hannibal, MO


Sep 22 , 2024
Ignite the Courage, Bartlett Car Show ~ NEW DATE!!

102 N. Eastern Ave., Bartlett, IL. On North Ave. adjacent to Bartlett Park