Volkswagen ID.4 sells 5,756 units of all-electric ID.4 in U.S. during Q2 2021
German motor vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen (VW) has announced really impressive sales results for the second quarter (Q2) of this year, thanks to strong sales of comparatively new electric models like the ID.4. In the fast-growing U.S. automobile market, the German manufacturer sold 120,520 units of vehicles in the April to June quarter of this year. The figure represents the automaker’s highest quarterly sales performance since the year of 1973. For the second quarter of 2020, the automaker’s sales rebounded 72 per cent, which is undoubtedly a great year-over-year recovery.
EV sales accounted for nearly 5 per cent of the automaker’s total sales volume in the quarter under review. However, the most interesting thing is the robust sales of the Volkswagen ID.4. According to stats revealed by the manufacturer, a total of 5,756 units of the all-electric ID.4 were sold during the second quarter.
The number of ID.4 sales becomes more impressive when we consider the fact that Q2 was the first full quarter of its sales since the company started delivering it in March this year. In March 2021, it attracted 474 buyers. Its 4.8 per cent share of the total Volkswagen sales in the recently concluded quarter is also a positive sign.
The Volkswagen e-Golf, which has already been retired by the automaker, also reportedly noted sold a few units here and there in the North American country, but the company did not report its sales individually.
The Wolfsburg, Germany-headquartered automaker said it was happy with the quarterly sales, and noted that more than 80 per cent of sales went to buyer who traded in gas-powered vehicles.
Currently, the automaker is selling only the rear-wheel drive (RWD) version of the ID.4. The all-wheel drive (AWD) version of the all-electric car has already been introduced by the company, and it is expected to be delivered to customer starting later this year. The availability of the AWD version of the vehicle will surely further improve the sales. Some experts expect the EV to sell more than 10,000 units per quarter.
The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro is available with a price tag of $39,995, with additional destination charge of $1,195. However, tax credit of $7,500 brings its effective price down to $33,690. The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S costs $38,190; while the AWD Pro and the AWD Pro S will be available with effective price tags of $37,370 and $41,870, respectively.
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