Volkswagen announces pricing for the 2023 ID.4 electric SUV

  • ID.4 has a starting MSRP of $37,495 and offers potential Federal tax credit of up to $7,500
  • New 62 kWh battery offers a lower price of entry
  • New standard tech includes Intelligent Park Assist, 45w USB-C charging and 12-inch infotainment display
  • Upgraded exterior and interior design – with all new colors and trim, new wheels on all trims, and added comfort with new console
  • ID.4 is now assembled in the U.S. at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga factory, the result of a further $800 million investment in the State of Tennessee

Herndon, VA — Today, Volkswagen of America announced that pricing for the 2023 ID.4 electric compact SUV will start at an MSRP of $37,495, with an all-new entry battery pack, upgraded exterior and interior design, new aluminum-alloy wheels, updated improved center console, and more features. Now assembled in Chattanooga, Tenn., the ID.4 is offered in three trim levels—Standard/Pro, S, and S Plus—with the option of 62 kWh and 82 kWh batteries and rear-wheel- or all-wheel drive.

The entry ID.4, now called the ID.4 Standard, is equipped with a new 62 kWh battery, allowing for a lower price of entry and a preliminary manufacturer estimated range of 208 miles, based on a simulated EPA-test cycle. A single, permanent magnet synchronous motor powers the rear wheels and provides 201 horsepower. The ID.4 Pro continues with an 82 kWh battery that allows for a preliminary manufacturer estimated range of 275 miles, while ID.4 AWD Pro models add an asynchronous motor to the front axle, resulting in a bump to 295 horsepower, and an EPA-estimated range of 255 miles. Plug&Charge functionality is now standard on the ID.4, enabling owners to make even better use of their three years of included 30-minute DC fast charging sessions at Electrify America stations.

Every ID.4 sees subtle but purposeful styling upgrades for the 2023 model year, including gloss black highlights on the front bumpers; an illuminated rear VW emblem on the S models which were already equipped with the exterior premium lighting package that includes premium LED headlights with the Adaptive Front-lighting System, an illuminated lightline and front VW emblem; and three new wheel designs, with S models now receiving 20-inch rims. Eight available paint colors are steered by trim and offer owners a variety of ways to demonstrate their personal style.

Inside, the ID.4 now boasts a standard 12-inch infotainment display. Moreover, every trim looks more luxurious for 2023. On Standard models, the dash receives stitching in addition to new mélange fabric and leatherette seat side bolsters, replacing the basic cloth upholstery of the previous model. This trim is available with two new interior colors—Stone or Nutmeg. Stone vehicles are paired with black and gray accents, while Nutmeg vehicles bring in attractive brown hues.

On all S models, two new curated leatherette interiors bring an upscale ambience, and the choice between Galaxy or Cosmic finishes. Galaxy vehicles are finished with black leatherette seat inserts paired with Platinum gray bolsters, door inserts, and dash, with a black steering wheel and displays. Vehicles with the Cosmic interior are equipped with gray leatherette seat inserts matched with blue bolsters, door inserts, and dash with a white steering wheel and displays. The door panels receive enhanced stitching to complete the refined look and there’s a revised center console that better serves the needs of American consumers. Heated outer rear seats are now available on the top S Plus trim.

The ID.4 continues to offer a complete suite of state-of-the-art driver assistance technology, further bolstered for 2023. Included are Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking (Front Assist) with pedestrian and (new for 2023) cyclist detection, Active Blind Spot Monitor (Side Assist), front and rear Park Distance Control, and High Beam Control (Light Assist). Furthermore, the advanced IQ.DRIVE® driver assistance suite is standard on every ID.4 model, featuring Travel Assist 2.0 with adaptive cruise control, Lane Keeping System (Lane Assist), Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Traffic Sign Recognition, and Emergency Assist 3.0. New for 2023, ID.4 adds Park Assist Plus with Memory Parking and driver-initiated lane change functionality as an enhancement of Travel Assist.

The U.S.-assembled ID.4 is expected to reach dealers in the fall.

MODEL LINEUP | Destination fee on all models is $1,295

ID.4 Standard / ID.4 Pro
The ID.4 Standard starts at an MSRP of $37,495 before a potential Federal tax credit of up to $7,500. The entry model is extremely well equipped, while its new 62 kWh battery allows the lowest price of entry to date for the ID.4. It features redesigned 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels; LED headlights, Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), and taillights; automatic headlights with rain-sensing wipers; KESSY® advanced keyless entry; dual-zone Climatronic®; a Discover Pro Max  12” touchscreen navigation system with voice control and 6+1 speaker sound system; Bluetooth® connectivity for compatible devices; wireless phone charging and App-Connect®; manual heated premium cloth/leatherette front seats; Volkswagen’s 5.3-inch ID.Cockpit digital instrument cluster; interior multi-color ambient lighting and ID. Light; Car-Net® with Wi-Fi capability (requires subscription); a new multi-function touch premium leatherette steering wheel; gloss black front bumper grilles and roof rails in black; a rearview camera; an auto dimming rear-view mirror, heated side mirrors and heated windshield washer nozzles; and a 60:40 split folding rear seat.

In addition to Front Assist with pedestrian and cyclist detection, Side Assist, front and rear Park Distance Control, and High Beam Control (Light Assist), every ID.4 features Volkswagen’s IQ.DRIVE suite of advanced assistance technology, which includes: Travel Assist 2.0; Lane Keeping System (Lane Assist); Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go; Traffic Sign Recognition; a memory feature for Park Assist; and Emergency Assist 3.0.

The ID.4 Pro builds on the comprehensive set of standard features of the ID.4 with an 82 kWh battery that boosts manufacturer’s estimated range from 208 miles to 275. All-wheel drive is available in the ID.4 AWD Pro, adding an additional front motor and increasing power from 201 hp to 295 hp.

The ID.4 Pro starts at $42,495 MSRP, and the all-wheel-drive version starts at an MSRP of $46,295. Both versions benefit from an increased DC fast charging capability of 170kW, and a variable luggage/load compartment floor. All-wheel-drive models further feature a heated windshield, as well a tow hitch with 2,700 lbs towing capacity.

ID.4 S / ID.4 Pro S / ID.4 Pro AWD S
The ID.4 S retails at $42,495 and adds leatherette seat inserts with design perforation and door panels with enhanced stitching; 12-way power seats with memory (8-way with 4-way massage lumbar); a heated steering wheel; a rear-seat pass-through and center armrest with cupholders; a panoramic fixed glass roof with electric sunshade; a variable luggage/load compartment floor (Standard on all Pro models); power tailgate with easy open and close; 30-color interior ambient lighting; premium LED headlights with AFS; lighted front and rear VW logo; a lightline in front; and 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. The ID.4 Pro S has an MSRP of $47,495 and the ID.4 AWD Pro S retails at $51,295.

ID.4 Pro S Plus and ID.4 AWD Pro S Plus
The S Plus trim, available on Pro models, replaces the Gradient package for 2023, bringing the same design features of differentiated wheels and a black roof, but now adds more content. The ID.4 Pro S Plus has an MSRP of $50,195 and the ID.4 AWD Pros S Plus has an MSRP of $53,995. This trim adds: unique 20-inch wheels; power folding door mirrors with accent lighting; a black painted roof with silver roof accents and silver roof rails; silver accents on the front and rear bumpers; a digital sound package and subwoofer (VW Sound); an Area View camera system; and new three-zone Climatronic with rear controls and heated outer rear seats.


About Volkswagen
Volkswagen of America, Inc. is an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, which is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Volkswagen Group of America’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and a state-of-the-art assembly facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Arteon, Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport, Golf GTI, Golf R, ID.4, Jetta, Jetta GLI, Passat, Taos, and Tiguan vehicles through more than 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more. 


“App Connect,” “Car-Net,” “Climatronic,” “IQ.DRIVE,” “KESSY,” “VW,” “Volkswagen,” all model names and the Volkswagen logo are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG. “Bluetooth” is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

This information and any vehicle specifications are preliminary and subject to change.

Features and technical data apply to models offered in the USA. They may differ in other countries.

All prices provided are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price and exclude destination, taxes, title, other options and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

The tax credit referenced is for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute tax or legal advice. Any available credits apply only on the original purchase of a qualifying vehicle and are not available in a lease transaction. All persons considering use of available tax credits should consult a tax advisor to determine eligibility based on their specific tax situation. Tax credits are subject to various limitations not within Volkswagen’s control and are subject to change without notice.

Preliminary manufacturer’s estimated ranges based on approximation of EPA test cycle. EPA estimates for those trims not yet available at this time.  2023 ID.4 AWD Pro EPA estimated total range is 255 miles. Actual mileage and range will vary and depend on several factors including driving and charging habits, accessory use, temperature and topography, battery age, load, and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. See owner’s manual for details.

Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted.

Not all App-Connect features are available on all operating systems. Standard text and data usage rates apply. App-Connect features require compatible device, operating system, and mobile apps. See mobile device and app providers for terms and privacy.

When downloading apps, standard message and data rates apply.

Certain Car-Net services require trial or paid subscriptions, which may have their own terms and conditions. VW Car-Net requires vehicle cellular connectivity and availability of vehicle GPS signal, and not all services and features are available on all vehicles.  Certain Car-Net services, such as Roadside Call Assist, connect out to 3rd party providers that may require additional payment.  Standard text and data rates may apply for app and web features.  Certain services may collect location and vehicle information. See Terms of Service, Privacy Statement, and other important information at www.vw.com/carnet.

The Car-Net Hotspot feature is intended for passenger use only. 4G LTE coverage is not available in all areas. See materials provided for terms, privacy, data security details. Requires trial or paid Wi-Fi plan from third-party wireless provider.

Driver-assistance features are not substitutes for attentive driving. See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.

Volkswagen starts U.S. assembly of all-electric ID.4 flagship in Chattanooga, Tennessee

  • American-assembled ID.4 is another milestone in Volkswagen’s ambitious electrification strategy
  • Volkswagen plans to ramp up ID.4 assembly in Chattanooga to 7,000 cars per month in Q4 2022, with the goal to further increase output in 2023
  • First vehicles to be delivered as early as October 2022
  • Volkswagen is actively hiring more than 1,000 new production team members in Chattanooga through 2022

Chattanooga, TN — Volkswagen of America (VWoA) today marked the start of production of its all-electric ID.4 compact SUV in Chattanooga, Tenn., the company’s first electric vehicle assembled in the United States.

The ID.4 is Volkswagen Group’s most popular all-electric model, with 190,000 units delivered to customers globally since its launch in 2021.Volkswagen aims to ramp up ID.4 assembly in Chattanooga to 7,000 vehicles per month later this year, with the goal to further increase output through 2023. Consumers can expect vehicles to be delivered as early as October 2022. Initially, the American-assembled ID.4 will be available in either rear-wheel- or all-wheel-drive 82kWh battery form. In addition, a rear-wheel-drive version with a 62kWh battery will go into production later in 2022, with a lower MSRP.

“We’re just starting to write a new chapter for Volkswagen in America, and it is very much an American story,” said Thomas Schäfer, Chairman of the global Volkswagen brand. “When we promised to bring Volkswagen EVs to the millions, it always included American workers building those EVs right there in Chattanooga. We couldn’t be prouder to see that vision realized today with our ID.4 electric flagship rolling off the lines. This is another milestone in Volkswagen’s ambitious electrification strategy for the U.S. market and globally.”

The start of production is the result of Volkswagen’s $800 million investment into the electrification of its Chattanooga factory, including dedicated facilities for vehicle and battery pack assembly. The factory in Tennessee is now the sixth global site to produce vehicles for Volkswagen’s electric line-up.

The American-assembled ID.4, Volkswagen’s electric SUV flagship, will be mainly sourced in the North American region1, particularly the United States. The vehicle includes materials and components assembled in 11 U.S. states, from steel in Alabama and Ohio, to interior parts in Indiana and South Carolina, and electronics components in Kentucky and North Carolina. The EV battery will be supplied by SK Innovation located in Georgia.

As part of the preparation to launch the ID.4, suppliers have invested $2.7 billion throughout the North American continent, including the battery partnership with SK Innovation. More than 3,000 U.S. jobs on supplier side have been created.  

“There has been a tremendous effort by thousands of VW Chattanooga employees to bring this vision to life,” said Chris Glover, President and CEO, Volkswagen Chattanooga Operations, LLC. “I’d like to thank all our highly motivated team members and the extended community of Chattanooga for supporting us as we begin assembly of the ID.4 for the North American market.”

Volkswagen Chattanooga employs more than 4,000 people, and is actively hiring more than 1,000 new production team members through 2022, to help meet high customer demand for the ID.4 and Atlas SUV family. To prepare for the EV transition, the factory has organized more than 75,000 hours of workforce training on battery-powered vehicle and high-voltage systems.

Volkswagen has committed $7.1 billion over the next five years in the North American region to boost its product portfolio, regional R&D and manufacturing capabilities. The brand will advance its electric line-up through 2030, including the American-assembled ID.4 in 2022, a fastback sedan and the ID. Buzz electric microbus in 2024, and new electric SUVs from 2026. Volkswagen aims for 55 percent of U.S. sales to be fully electric by 2030.

About Volkswagen
Volkswagen of America, Inc. is an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, which is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Volkswagen Group of America’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and a state-of-the-art assembly facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Arteon, Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport, Golf GTI, Golf R, ID.4, Jetta, Jetta GLI, Passat, Taos, and Tiguan vehicles through more than 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.

The Camo’s Off: An Insider Look at the VW ID. Buzz

Back in the 60s, the Volkswagen bus was an iconic piece of pop culture: Along with bell bottom jeans and psychedelic guitar solos, the decade would be unimaginable without the vehicle’s distinctive design.

Now, the camo’s off and people young and old are abuzz with the return of this legend in EV form—the ID. Buzz. This fun, free-spirited vehicle combines the adventurous nature of its predecessor with the cutting-edge technology and engineering of today. And for all the new and exciting design elements the ID. Buzz is quickly becoming known for, it also delivers when it comes to its less obvious features.

From Easter eggs to its eco-conscious interior, here’s an inside look at the European model ID. Buzz and details you might have missed in your first look:

The camo-wrapped ID. Buzz on the road
Camo-wrapped Volkswagen ID. Buzz
Interior shot of the Volkswagen ID. Buzz backseat.
Interior seats of the Volkswagen ID. Buzz

Sustainable Treasures from Battery to Bonnet 

As part of the VW EV lineup, the ID. Buzz features an efficient, electric motor that does not produce direct emissions under its vibrantly colored exterior. The electric motor generates an impressive 201 horsepower and 229 foot-pound of torque. Also, with a drag coefficient of just 0.285, the ID. Buzz helps drivers to get the most out of every charge.

But it doesn’t stop there. Inside, the European model’s seat coverings incorporate recycled materials made in part from diverted ocean-bound plastic. The proprietary SEAQUAL® YARN used on the van’s seats is made of 90% recycled PET bottles and 10% marine plastic.

Design Easter Eggs Enthusiasts Are Loving 

Designed for comfort and convenience, the ID. Buzz is a state-of-the-art vehicle whose interior space can be configured in ways that support the needs of every driver. But what truly sets the vehicle apart is the same whimsy that helped the original bus galvanize the counterculture—this time in the form of some cleverly placed Easter eggs.

First is the group of winking smiley faces on each front door handle alcove. They serve a functional purpose in covering the screw to detach the door panel but are also designed to make your day just a little better. Next, cute zooming silhouettes of the ID. Buzz are etched into the upholstery throughout the van, including in the trunk. There’s also an ice scraper and bottle opener that can be found in the removable center console. Finally, to showcase the bus’s rain protection systems, the vehicle features a mini umbrella decal on the bottom of the side window shielding an ID. Buzz silhouette from the elements. 

Stitched bus inside the Volkswagen ID. Buzz.
Silhouette of the Volkswagen ID. Buzz etched in the interior 
Mini umbrella and bus decal on the Volkswagen ID. Buzz.
Mini umbrella and Volkswagen ID. Buzz decal
Charging port of the Volkswagen ID. Buzz.
Volkswagen ID. Buzz charging port.

In bringing back the bus, VW is inspired by the past, but focused firmly on the future. So, as the buzz about the ID. Buzz continues to build, look for further updates, sneak peaks, and insights into a vehicle that promises to shift the energy of a new generation.2.

All specifications and vehicle information apply to the European model only and are preliminary and subject to change.

Volkswagen’s first fully-electric sedan: The ID. AERO is under starter’s orders

  • Design sketches provide a glimpse of the future model for the upper-middle class in China
  • Dynamic four-door model has flowing lines and plenty of space
  • Digital world premiere on 27 June, at 14:00 (CEST)

Wolfsburg – The Volkswagen brand is looking into the future and releasing exclusive design sketches of the ID. AERO1 concept vehicle, the first fully-electric limousine for the Chinese automobile market. At first glance, the new concept car impresses with its outstanding aerodynamics, elegant design and generous space. The digital world premiere of the pre-production study will take place on Monday, 27 June, at 14:00 (CEST).

The future production version of the ID. AERO sees Volkswagen expand its successful electric vehicle lineup in the high-volume upper-middle class segment, and accelerate its electric offensive within the framework of the ACCELERATE strategy. Like all Volkswagen electric models to date, the elegant new sedan is based on Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB). Stylistically, it also follows the unmistakable design language of other Volkswagen electric vehicles, such as the ID.4 and ID. Buzz. For example, the exterior design of the five-meter-long ID. AERO is flowing and precise. Particularly striking features of the pre-production study are the aerodynamic front and roof, which help to reduce energy consumption and increase range. 

The next world car for a new market segment. The production version of the ID. AERO concept is expected to go on sale in the Chinese automobile market in the second half of 2023.

The corresponding production model for the North American and European market will be presented in 2023. Production of the series version of the ID. AERO concept for the European and North American automobile markets will then start at the Volkswagen plant in Emden.

ID. AERO – the car is a pre-production study and is not yet on sale.


About Volkswagen
Volkswagen of America, Inc. is an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, which is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Volkswagen Group of America’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices. Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of VWGoA, operates a state-of-the-art assembly facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, while VW Credit, Inc., another wholly owned subsidiary of VWGoA, provides financial services. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Arteon, Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport, Golf GTI, Golf R, ID.4, Jetta, Jetta GLI, Taos, and Tiguan vehicles through more than 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.


“VW”, “Volkswagen”, all model names and the Volkswagen logo are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG.

This information and any vehicle specifications are preliminary and subject to change.

Eliciting Emotional Reactions: How Volkswagen Colors its Cars

Volkswagen takes joy seriously. And the vehicle design element most likely to elicit immediate joy according to a recent study? The color.⁠1 This is one reason why Volkswagen has produced vehicles in iconic colors throughout its history. From limited editions like the 2017 #PinkBeetle to the classic “Ceylon Beige” VW Bus, Volkswagen colors have been spreading joy around the world for decades.

The process of selecting a color palette for Volkswagen vehicles begins with research. In order to develop the unique color schemes, Volkswagen goes straight to the source: As “the people’s car,” it is essential that consumer input be part of the decision-making process. The research team at Volkswagen designs a series of questions to gather data from consumers and auto-enthusiasts on color preferences, as well as how color impacts emotional response. Other common areas of inspiration include trends in clothing, interior design, cosmetics and architecture.

2017 Volkswagen #PinkBeetle
2017 Volkswagen #PinkBeetle

Megan Closset, Volkswagen of America product manager for the Golf GTI and Golf R, explained the intriguing strategy behind the bold colors: “When someone sees this color, they’re either going to absolutely love it or absolutely hate it. That’s what [we’re going for].”

Volkswagen designers employ their psychological research and customer feedback to create completely unique shades and colors, produced to elicit very specific emotions in customers. For example, the primary color on the VW ID.4 EV, Dusk Blue, is a slightly lighter shade than the average dark blue and was selected to help induce feelings of serenity, calm, and security. The “Sandstorm Yellow” 2016 Beetle Dune has a much more golden hue than the standard yellow, evoking richness and warmth.

The Volkswagen ID.4 EV in Dusk Blue Metallic.
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 EV in Dusk Blue Metallic

A distinct color deserves a distinct name. Volkswagen brings the same level of care to the naming of colors, as it does to the creation. Designers think deeply about what sort of image the name will conjure up. Will the name elicit joy? Will the name feel as unique as the colors?

Take “Pomelo Yellow,” a popular color for the 2022 Golf GTI, for instance. The citrus color reminded designers of the pomelo fruit, an ancestor of the grapefruit. Even if consumers are not familiar with the pomelo, the unique name can spark curiosity and a sense of fun. “Great Falls Green Metallic,” previously seen on the Golf Alltrack and Golf GTI, was named with U.S. National Parks in mind. This natural shade of green is a double-entendre, paying homage to Great Falls, Montana and the Great Falls community, which sits not too far from the Volkswagen of America headquarters in Herndon, Virginia.

The Volkswagen ID. Buzz in Energetic Orange and Candy White.
Volkswagen ID. Buzz in Energetic Orange and Candy White

Volkswagen cars are iconic, in part, because the color palettes are selected carefully for each model. Besides the target customer, designers consider a vehicle’s overall character. For that reason, the ID. Buzz, Volkswagen’s latest all-new electric vehicle to be announced, includes some particularly fun color options. Expected to be available in European markets later this year, the line-up includes eye-catching colors such as “Starlight Blue,” “Bay Leaf Green,” and “Energetic Orange.” In total, there will be eleven color variants — seven single-color options and four two-tone options. 

In offering so many bold and bright colors, Volkswagen provides consumers the opportunity to select a vehicle that is as unique as they are. 

2022 VW Jetta GLI: 5 ingredients for one spicy sedan


The Volkswagen Jetta has been cooking up a unique blend of practicality and driving enjoyment for more than four decades. One Jetta model in particular has always thrown in an extra dash of style and performance: the Jetta GLI.

Now, for 2022, the entire Jetta line gets fresh new design elements and an enhanced driving experience, to go along with the interior roominess, cargo space, and competitive fuel economy Jetta owners have come to expect. The seventh-generation Jetta GLI puts its own twist on this proven recipe, with a variety of aesthetic and performance-oriented upgrades.

The 2022 Jetta GLI is available in one fully loaded Autobahn trim, which includes goodies like DCC® adaptive chassis control for improved vehicle dynamics; larger front-and-rear vented disc brakes; touch-sensitive steering wheel controls; a premium Beats Audio® system; 18-inch split 5-spoke alloy wheels; IQ.DRIVE driver assistance technology;⁠1 and wireless App-Connect⁠2 and wireless charging for compatible devices. But that’s just a taste.

Here’s a peek at the five main ingredients that go into this appetizing sport sedan.

VW Jetta GLI in Pure Gray, shown in front three-quarter view. Color adds an additional $395 to price of car.
Closeup of GLI badge on right front fender of VW Jetta GLI in Pure Gray. Color adds an additional $395 to price of car.
Closeup of rear spoiler of VW Jetta GLI in Pure Gray. Color adds an additional $395 to price of car.
Closeup of LED headlight and right front fender of VW Jetta GLI in Pure Gray. Color adds an additional $395 to price of car.

The Look

The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI takes on the world with a sharp, refreshed design. The car’s taut, athletic lines converge at a restyled front end, which incorporates a gloss black honeycomb grille pattern, a signature red accent strip along the bumper, and projector LED headlights.

Closeup of 6-speed manual transmission shift knob in a VW Jetta GLI.

The Experience

The heart of the Jetta GLI is the enthusiast-favorite EA888 engine. This 2.0-liter direct-injection TSI® 4-cylinder powerplant delivers 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Combined with a sporty multi-link rear suspension, and either a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic DSG® transmission, the Jetta GLI delivers everyday driving fun in a four-door package. 

Closeup of the exhaust outlets and diffuser at the rear bumper of a VW Jetta GLI, shown in Pure Gray. Color adds an additional $395 to price of car.

The Sound

Improved acoustics mean that when the Jetta GLI is in Sport Mode, the exhilarating notes of the EA888 engine amp up within the cabin and boost the adrenaline factor. The new, fuller sound comes purely from mechanical enhancement, not electronic gadgetry. It’s channeled through a pair of new, wider-diameter chrome exhaust outlets which, along with a black honeycomb diffuser, highlight the car’s redesigned rear bumper. 

Closeup of the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro display inside a VW Jetta GLI.

The Display

The interior of the Jetta GLI has a clean, modern feel, led by the innovative Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro. Standard on the Jetta GLI, the 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit Pro screen is a fully configurable, high-resolution digital information hub for the driver. Choose from an array of viewing options, including car status, driving data, phone information, and driver assistance features.⁠1

Side profile view of the interior of a VW Jetta GLI, shown from the passenger side.
Closeup of GLI badge at the bottom of the steering wheel of a VW Jetta GLI.
Closeup of red stitching on the seating surfaces of a VW Jetta GLI.
Closeup of red stitching on the door panel of a VW Jetta GLI.

The Details

Inside the Jetta GLI, the accents really pop. Red contrast stitching appears throughout the cabin, including the perforated-leather seating surfaces, leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, door trim panels, shifter housing, and armrests. The seats also feature a new red-tinted underlay, while a standard 10-color ambient lighting system allows you to bathe the cabin in whichever hue matches your vibe. It’s a sleek, sporty headquarters for exploring the road.

Experience this recipe for driving fun—served up with a whole lot of style—in the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

Build your own today.

Volkswagen ID.4 EV Named to Autotrader’s 10 Best Electric Vehicles for 2022

  • ID.4 lands a spot on Autotrader’s best EV list for the second year in a row

Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. is excited to announce that the ID.4 compact SUV was named to Autotrader’s list of 10 Best Electric Cars for 2022. The ID.4 is Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV and the brand’s first global EV, bringing the decades-long reputation for combining performance, packaging and value in the form of a next-generation electric vehicle.

“We know a host of Volkswagen electric cars are coming…[but] the 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 has impressed our team with its smooth integration of function with form. It retains its essential ‘VW-ness’ even without a combustion engine,” said the editors at Autotrader. Associate Editor Rob Nestora says, “Volkswagen’s ID.4 is like an Apple device on wheels. The interior is modern and functional, and the exterior is attractive without being flashy. Like other VWs, the ID.4 is fun to drive.”

“Volkswagen has engineered and priced the ID.4 in a way that will win the hearts and minds of SUV owners who are ready to go electric and want to love Volkswagen once more,” said Andrew Savvas, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Volkswagen of America. “We are honored to be recognized by Autotrader among other organizations that have also committed to going electric.”

The Autotrader editorial team considered factors like the interior, exterior, powertrains, ride and handling, features, comfort, and prices. Research includes testing of parking, lane-changing, backing up, testing cargo space and loading, as well as acceleration, braking, handling, interior quiet and comfort, build quality, and materials quality. Editors contribute ratings on a 5-point scale, with 5 being the best and to meet final consideration, vehicles had to receive a minimum of 4.0 out of 5.0 points. For the first time, only pure EVs were allowed on the list this year, and all vehicles on the list had to be generally available to the public within six months of publishing.

The ID.4 is built on the brand’s MEB electric vehicle architecture – the modular electric drive matrix – and competes in the compact SUV segment, the world’s largest market segment. It is equipped with an 82kWh (gross) battery pack and a rear-mounted AC permanent-magnet synchronous motor with 201 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel-drive models add an asynchronous electric motor on the front axle, giving a combined maximum output of 295 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque. The 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro has an EPA-estimated range of 280 miles, while the 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro has an EPA-estimated range of 251 miles. The 2022 ID.4 comes with three years of unlimited 30-minute charging sessions at Electrify America DC fast chargers at no additional cost, helping to inspire range confidence.

The Volkswagen ID.4 EV offer structure is simple—four trims and one package. The entry-level Pro model is well equipped, with features typically found on higher trims baked in for added value. Pricing starts at $41,230 MSRP for the rear-wheel-drive Pro model, and $44,910 for the AWD Pro, before a potential Federal tax credit of up to $7,500. Pro S models are priced from $45,730 for rear-wheel drive and $49,410 for all-wheel drive, adding standout styling elements, along with creature comfort and convenience features. A Gradient Package is available for $1,500 and includes larger wheels and further design differentiators. Destination for all ID.4 models is $1,195.

To learn more about the 2022 Autotrader award for 10 Best Electric Vehicles of 2022, visit https://www.autotrader.com/best-cars/best-electric-cars.


About Volkswagen
Volkswagen of America, Inc. is an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, which is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Volkswagen Group of America’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices. Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of VWGoA, operates a state-of-the-art assembly facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, while VW Credit, Inc., another wholly owned subsidiary of VWGoA, provides financial services. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Arteon, Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport, Golf GTI, Golf R, ID.4, Jetta, Jetta GLI, Taos, and Tiguan vehicles through more than 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen online at http://www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.About Autotrader
Autotrader is the most recognized third-party car listings brand, with the most engaged audience of in-market car shoppers. As the foremost authority on automotive consumer insights and expert in online and mobile marketing, Autotrader makes the car shopping experience easy and fun for today’s empowered car shopper looking to find or sell the perfect new, used or Certified Pre-Owned car. Using technology, shopper insights and local market guidance, Autotrader’s comprehensive marketing and retailing solutions allow consumers to build their deal online, and guide dealers to personalized digital marketing strategies that grow brand, drive traffic and connect the online and in-store shopping experience. Autotrader is a Cox Automotive™ brand. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. For more information, please visit http://press.autotrader.com.

“VW”, “Volkswagen” and the Volkswagen logo are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG.

This information and any vehicle specifications are preliminary and subject to change.

Features and technical data apply to models offered in the USA. They may differ in other countries.

All prices provided are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price and exclude destination, taxes, title, accessories installation, other options and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

Where stated, fuel economy values (mpg) and range are EPA estimates. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including driving habits and vehicle condition. 

The potential tax credit shown is for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute tax or legal advice. Any available credits apply only on the original purchase of a qualifying vehicle and are not available in a lease transaction. All persons considering use of available tax credits should consult a tax advisor to determine eligibility based on their specific tax situation. Tax credits are subject to various limitations not within Volkswagen’s control and are subject to change without notice.

2022 ID.4 Pro EPA estimated total range is 280 miles. 2022 ID.4 Pro EPA estimates: 112 combined city/highway MPGe. Actual mileage and range will vary and depend on several factors including driving and charging habits, accessory use, temperature and topography, battery age, load, and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. See owner’s manual for details. 

2022 ID.4 AWD Pro EPA estimated total range is 251 miles. 2022 ID.4 AWD Pro EPA estimates: 101 combined city/highway MPGe. Actual mileage and range will vary and depend on several factors including driving and charging habits, accessory use, temperature and topography, battery age, load, and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. See owner’s manual for details. 

3 years of included 30 minute charging sessions on the MY22 ID.4 vehicles begins upon vehicle purchase. Non-transferable.  Not available for commercial use, such as ridesharing.  Requires Electrify America mobile app, account, enrollment in 2022 ID.4 Charging Plan, acceptance of Plan Disclosure, and $10 deposit to pre-fund Idle Fees and charging after 30 minutes. User is responsible for Idle Fees, which apply beginning 10 minutes after charge session stops or vehicle reaches full charge.  After the initial 30 minutes of each applicable session, charging continues uninterrupted at then-current Electrify America Pass pricing. There is a 60-minute wait-period between charging sessions in which you receive the 30 minutes of charging under this promotion. In the event of suspected fraud or abuse or other unforeseen events, Volkswagen of America may discontinue or modify the offer in its sole discretion.  Frequent and consecutive charging can permanently decrease battery capacity, which may not be covered by your vehicle’s warranty.

Volkswagen Jolts SXSW 2022 to Life with the ID. Buzz Public Debut

This March, Volkswagen spent the opening weekend of SXSW 2022 introducing the next step in achieving the company’s goal of Way to Zero, showcasing the brand-new ID. Buzz electric vehicle to journalists, colleagues and consumers alike.

Scott Keogh, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America (left) and Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management at Volkswagen Group (right).
Scott Keogh, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America (left) and Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management at Volkswagen Group (right).

It was a momentous occasion, as Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management at Volkswagen Group, made a special appearance from Germany to join Scott Keogh, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, in the official public debut of this electrified spiritual successor to the brand’s iconic Microbus.

The ID. Buzz featured at SXSW will come onto the market in Europe this year and offers a glimpse into the look and feel of the upcoming U.S. version that will be unveiled in 2023 and hit the market in 2024.

Scott Keogh, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America with the Volkswagen ID. Buzz.
Scott Keogh, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America with the Volkswagen ID. Buzz.
The ID. Buzz at the Buzz Stop at South by Southwest.
The ID. Buzz at the Buzz Stop at SXSW.

A select group of media not only had a first look at the vehicle but also had an opportunity to ride along in the ID. Buzz and speak with key members of the Volkswagen leadership team about this amazing moment.

There were also older guests in attendance, including the predecessor to the ID. Buzz, the Type 2 VW Microbus. These two iconic vehicles were showcased side-by-side to celebrate Volkswagen’s rich heritage and highlight the evolution of Volkswagen. A first-generation Volkswagen Beetle was also on display for those interested in VW heritage to check out in-person.

The Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus (left) and the Volkswagen ID. Buzz (right).
The Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus (left) and the Volkswagen ID. Buzz (right).
The Volkswagen ID. Buzz sits in front of a lineup of Volkswagen Group vehicles.
The Volkswagen ID. Buzz sits in front of a lineup of Volkswagen Group vehicles.
 
The ID. Buzz stop at SXSW.
The ID. Buzz stop at SXSW.
The interior view of the steering and infotainment system of the Volkswagen ID. Buzz.
The interior view of the steering and infotainment system of the Volkswagen ID. Buzz.

Guests were introduced to innovative technology of the ID. Buzz at VW’s ID. Buzz Stop. This tech will quickly define VW’s all electric line and the future of mobility as a whole.

For instance, the European version of the ID. Buzz will feature bidirectional charging, allowing users to both charge their vehicle and use their vehicle to provide power to a home generator, or maybe even public infrastructure, in the future. Guests also learned about new driver assistance features, such as Park Assist Plus with Memory function as well as an autonomous pedestrian alert system that will initiate braking in an emergency.

The interior view of the back seat in the Volkswagen ID. Buzz.
The interior view of the back seat in the Volkswagen ID. Buzz.

The features and specifications above apply to European models; details for the U.S. version will be available closer to launch.

At Volkswagen, we believe that great things start with a smile, as seen in the front façade of our newest superstar. As a pioneer of the future of electrification, both in America and abroad, we feel sure the ID. Buzz will bring a smile to the faces of every Volkswagen consumer.

To learn more about the ID. Buzz, please visit our website for details and to sign up for updates. And, to see behind the scenes footage, as well as a comprehensive look at the ID. Buzz, watch the video below about VW’s time at SXSW 2022.

Volkswagen ID. Buzz at SXSW

Volkswagen ID.4 named Top EV Pick for Value by Cars.com

  • Brand-new award showcases best EVs in four categories: Luxury, Family, Value and Commuting
  • Top Picks allow Cars.com to address specific buyer needs

Herndon, VA — The 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 has been named the Top EV Pick for Value by Cars.com, winning over editors with its range, starting price and wealth of standard features.

“We designed the ID.4 to introduce a new group of automotive buyers to EVs,” said Hein Schafer, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategy at Volkswagen of America. “We’re honored to receive this award from Cars.com that shows we’re hitting our target with this monumental car for our brand.”

“The Volkswagen ID.4 compact SUV gives you a lot of range for the money with a starting MSRP of $41,955 making it Cars.com’s Top Pick: Value EV,” said Jenni Newman, Editor-In-Chief of Cars.com. “For 2022, the base rear-wheel-drive ID.4  Pro can travel an EPA estimated 280 miles, and all-wheel-drive ID.4 Pro versions can go an EPA estimated 251 miles. IQ.Drive, VW’s suite of active safety enhancing and driver-assist features, is also standard. The Volkswagen ID.4 offers a lot of electric car for your money.” 

Cars.com Top Picks are the recommendations from Cars.com’s editors based on initial hands-on testing and automaker specifications. Top Picks allow the site to highlight more models, and address specific buyer needs. The Top Pick is a brand-new award that showcases the best EV in four categories: Luxury, Family, Value and Commuting.

The ID.4 is Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV and the brand’s first global EV. Built on Volkswagen’s MEB electric vehicle architecture—the modular electric drive matrix—it marries the strengths of a purpose-built EV with performance, packaging and value, features that have marked the brand for decades. The compact SUV is equipped with an 82 kWh battery and is offered in 201-horsepower rear-wheel drive and 295-hp all-wheel-drive configurations. Modern design pairs with high-tech features, like standard IQ.DRIVE® advanced driver assistance technology and a smart infotainment system, using voice and touch. For 2022, the rear-wheel-drive ID.4 Pro gets an EPA-estimated range improvement of 20 miles over MY21 for a total of 280 miles, and will be adding Auto Hold, 135 kW DC fast charging, and Plug & Charge features throughout the model year. Three years of 30-minute fast charging sessions with Electrify America are included at no additional cost.

MSRP for the 2022 ID.4 Pro with rear-wheel drive starts at $40,760, before a potential Federal tax credit of up to $7,500. The all-wheel-drive ID.4 Pro starts at $44,440. Destination charges for all ID.4 models is $1,195.

Top Picks will be featured in the upcoming “Cars.com’s Guide for the EV Curious” livestreamed consumer event on April 28.


About Volkswagen
Volkswagen of America, Inc. is an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, which is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Volkswagen Group of America’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and a state-of-the-art assembly facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Arteon, Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport, Golf GTI, Golf R, ID.4, Jetta, Jetta GLI, Passat, Taos, and Tiguan vehicles through more than 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more. 


This in formation and any vehicle specifications are preliminary and subject to change.

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices exclude destination, taxes, title, other options and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

The potential tax credit referred to above is for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute tax or legal advice. Any available credits apply only on the original purchase of a qualifying vehicle and are not available in a lease transaction. All persons considering use of available tax credits should consult a tax advisor to determine eligibility based on their specific tax situation. Tax credits are subject to various limitations not within Volkswagen’s control and are subject to change without notice.

2022 ID.4 Pro EPA estimated total range is 280 miles.  2022 ID.4 AWD Pro EPA estimated total range is 251 miles.  Actual mileage and range will vary and depend on several factors including driving and charging habits, accessory use, temperature and topography, battery age, load, and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. See owner’s manual for details.

Driver Assistance features are not substitutes for attentive driving. See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.

3 years of included 30 minute charging sessions on the MY22 ID.4 vehicles begins upon vehicle purchase. Non-transferable.  Not available for commercial use, such as ridesharing.  Requires Electrify America mobile app, account, enrollment in 2022 ID.4 Charging Plan, acceptance of Plan Disclosure, and $10 deposit to pre-fund Idle Fees and charging after 30 minutes. User is responsible for Idle Fees, which apply beginning 10 minutes after charge session stops or vehicle reaches full charge.  After the initial 30 minutes of each applicable session, charging continues uninterrupted at then-current Electrify America Pass pricing. There is a 60-minute wait-period between charging sessions in which you receive the  30 minutes of charging under this promotion. In the event of suspected fraud or abuse or other unforeseen events, Volkswagen of America may discontinue or modify the offer in its sole discretion.  Frequent and consecutive charging can permanently decrease battery capacity, which may not be covered by your vehicle’s warranty.

Volkswagen unveils $7.1 billion commitment to boost product line-up, R&D, manufacturing in North America

  • Strong regional capabilities to push Volkswagen’s electric and digital transformation in North America through 2030
  • Volkswagen to target 55% of U.S. vehicle sales to be fully electric
    by 2030
  • Volkswagen to launch American-assembled ID.4 in 2022, ID. Buzz in 2024, new electric SUVs from 2026
  • Volkswagen Group’s EV portfolio to grow by more than 25 new models through 2030
  • Volkswagen Group to build up battery cell production in the U.S.

Herndon, VA − Volkswagen today announced its commitment of $7.1 billion over the next five years in the North American region (NAR1) to boost its product portfolio, regional R&D and manufacturing capabilities. Scott Keogh, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., shared an update on the strategic roadmap with media. By locally integrating its combustion-engine (ICE) and electric vehicle (EV) assembly, American-focused engineering, battery know-how, and software development, Volkswagen aims to drive 55% of U.S. sales to be fully-electric by 2030. 

“American ingenuity and manufacturing know-how are at the heart of our strategy for growth, and thousands of men and women are working hard every day throughout North America to bring the Volkswagen brand to life for consumers,” said Scott Keogh, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “This profound commitment to our localized capabilities will transform Volkswagen into one of the leading EV brands known for its commitment to innovation, quality, and the communities we call home.”

Boost to all-electric portfolio, phase out of gasoline-powered vehicles
Keogh announced that Volkswagen will begin to phase out gasoline-powered vehicles from its American line-up, aiming to exit from sales at the beginning of the next decade, while focusing on the most desirable models. In its place, Volkswagen will advance its electric line-up, including the American-assembled ID.4 in 2022, the ID. Buzz electric microbus in 2024, and new electric SUVs from 2026. In all, Volkswagen Group brands plan to introduce more than 25 new battery electric vehicles (BEVs) to American consumers through 2030.

Leveraging all capabilities in the North American region
Keogh emphasized that regional capabilities will be crucial to sustain Volkswagen’s success in the American marketplace. Currently, more than 90 percent of Volkswagen’s vehicle portfolio for North America is assembled in North America, including the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport SUVs in Chattanooga, TN, as well as Tiguan, Taos and Jetta in Puebla, Mexico. Volkswagen aims to strengthen these capabilities in its pivot to electric mobility.

This strategy builds on the company’s preparation of its Chattanooga facilities for local EV production. Assembly of the ID.4 SUV is poised to begin in 2022, sourced mostly from regional suppliers. Volkswagen also plans to upgrade its factories in Puebla and Silao, Mexico, for the assembly of electric vehicles and components (such as e-motors), by the middle of the decade.  

Beyond assembly, Volkswagen aims to localize all major design and engineering responsibilities for the “vehicle hat” (body and interior) of products destined for the domestic markets by 2030. This approach reflects the company’s emphasis on American consumer demands, while scaling Volkswagen Group’s global vehicle platforms (MEB and future SSP).

Dedicated battery supply, know-how and build-up of battery cell production
As part of its preparation to launch the American-assembled ID.4, Volkswagen has invested more than $2.7 billion in supplier partnerships throughout the North American continent, including its battery partnership with SK Innovation. In addition, the global Volkswagen Group aims to build up a battery cell production in the United States to meet the growing demand for batteries across its brands. The Group is currently assessing governance and finance models, and aims to finalize decisions through 2022.

Beyond supply, Volkswagen is expanding its battery know-how in the United States. In May 2022, its new Battery Engineering Lab (BEL) in Chattanooga will start operations. As result of a $22 million investment, the BEL will enable the company to test and validate batteries for all Volkswagen electric models in the American marketplace.

On the research side, the Center of Excellence (CoE) NAR Battery with locations in Belmont, CA, and Chattanooga, will accumulate know-how and research capabilities in battery cell technology. The CoE closely collaborates with technology partners Quantumscape (San Jose, CA) which is driving solid-state battery technology, and 24M (Cambridge, MA), which is re-imagining the design of battery cells.

American-focused software development
Keogh laid out a commitment to software and digital solutions for American consumers, developed directly in the United States. As part of that, Volkswagen plans to bring over-the-air (OTA) updates and new software features, such as plug and charge, for the ID.4 this year. Volkswagen is also working with CARIAD SE, Volkswagen Group’s software entity, to supporting the formation of its North American subsidiary in 2022, with software units in Seattle, WA, and California’s Bay Area. The goal is to strengthen the company’s digital footprint in America.

1) Canada, Mexico, United States

Note to editors:
This press release and further materials will be available on https://media.vw.com/en-us/


About Volkswagen
Volkswagen of America, Inc. is an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, which is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Volkswagen Group of America’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and a state-of-the-art assembly facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Arteon, Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport, Golf GTI, Golf R, ID.4, Jetta, Jetta GLI, Passat, Taos, and Tiguan vehicles through more than 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.