The electric SUV, which is based on the ID Crozz concept, has previously been spied testing and is due to be launched in 2020. It is set to lead the ID range's offensive in the US.
The ID 4 is on show at Frankfurt sporting a heavily camouflaged livery and is inside a glass box wrapped in a similar pattern. The set-up is similar to that used by VW when it launched pre-sales for the ID 3 hatch earlier this year.
Although VW was giving away little information about the car at Frankfurt, to keep the focus on the company rebranding and the launch of the production ID 3, the Kia e-Niro rival is set to go into production next year.
Despite the camouflage, the new EV appears to retain many of the same exterior themes as the ID Crozz concept car, which was first shown more than two years ago and then reworked for the 2017 Frankfurt motor show.
Two production versions of the ID Crozz will be offered: a coupé-SUV in the vein of the original concept and this straight SUV model with a more conventional roofline and tailgate design. We can also see it has conventional rear doors, ditching the sliding items of the 2017 car. It's not yet clear if the coupé variant will also adopt this approach, but it's likely.
The ID 4 will be built in Europe, the US and China, cementing its status as a truly global model and a crucial kingpin of the brand's rapid EV rollout.