Volkswagen has confirmed that the second car to be built on its MEB electric platform will be called the ID4.
The compact crossover will be the VW brand's first battery-powered crossover and the first of its MEB-based electric cars aimed at global markets. It will be built and sold in the U.S., Europe and China.
The ID4 will have a range of up to 311 miles on a single charge, depending on the battery size and drivetrain configuration.
VW revealed the ID4's name during a livestream on Tuesday that took place instead of the automaker's planned news conference at the Geneva auto show. The show was due to start Tuesday but was canceled last Friday because of the coronavirus outbreak.
The ID4 will initially be launched with rear-wheel drive. An all-wheel-drive version will be added later, VW said in a release.
The ID4 will offer an "airy and bright" vehicle interior with "superlative" cabin space, the automaker said.
The higher roofline will enable VW to redesign the rear seats for better leg comfort, addressing a criticism of the ID3, VW's first MEB car. The Golf-sized ID3 compact hatchback is targeted at European customers and will not be sold in the U.S.