Volkswagen’s new all-electric SUV will debut on September 23rd, and you’ll be able to reserve one immediately after for only $100.
The idea of buying cars from your couch has gotten some traction this year. With people working, shopping, and relaxing from home because of COVID-19, the buzz is swirling: why can’t I buy a car from home as well?
Volkswagen is testing a new RSVP system for customers interested in the new all-electric ID.4.
The RSVP system will debut on September 23rd, immediately after the reveal of the all-electric Volkswagen ID.4. Customers who want to experience the future of driving will be able to reserve an ID.4 before it comes to dealerships later this year.
“Our online reservations portal will give those who are ready to make the switch to an EV SUV a place at the front of the line,” said Duncan Movassaghi, executive vice president, sales and marketing for Volkswagen. “We’re excited to share the future of Volkswagen with the ID.4. It’s a compelling, zero direct emissions alternative to the compact SUVs on the market today.”
Through the reservation system, a user can build their vehicle and secure their place in line with a fully refundable $100 reservation payment. Once vehicle production starts, reservation holders will be invited to lock their configuration and confirm their order with an additional $400 deposit.
The customer will be able to track the progress of the vehicle from production through delivery, and even see when their ID.4 will arrive at their preferred local VW dealer. The purchase will take place at that dealership to complete the process.
Volkswagen plans to offer the ID.4 electric vehicle across all 50 states, and throughout its network of more than 600 dealers. The reservation platform will also invite owners and prospective EV customers to become insiders by allowing them to subscribe to Volkswagen’s latest EV news as it plans to sell 26 million electric vehicles globally by 2029.