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Is the ID.4 worth waiting for?

If the ID.4 ends up being as good as the car it's based upon – the Volkswagen ID.3 – then it's certainly worth waiting for. It's a family-sized SUV that will eventually be offered in a number of versions, and that's what's in demand right now. The early signs are good, judging from our drive of a pre-production prototype.

The main questions that remain to be answered are what the UK prices for the 1st Edition and 1st Max models are, and how quickly they will be joined by more affordable versions. There's also a little more time to wait before you can buy one. The ID.4 was originally expected to go on sale in 2020, but the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – and some teething issues with the ID.3 – have delayed it until 2021.

But for now, it's looking very promising, and we're looking forward to reporting back more detailed impressions when we finally get our hands on the production version of the ID.4.

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