Volkswagen to reveal electric SUV to be built in Chattanooga next month

Contributed image by Volkswagen / An image of VW's ID.4 electric vehicle is shown outside the automaker's Engineering and Planning Center in Chattanooga.

Volkswagen plans next month to publicly reveal its first electric SUV, which is now undergoing production in Germany but slated for assembly in Chattanooga by 2022.

The German automaker also will unveil an online platform that will permit buyers to reserve the battery-powered SUV, called the ID.4, for $100, according to the company.

Over the past few months, Volkswagen of America has worked with dealers on the new buying experience so customers can shop from home, the company said.

The reservation platform will make its debut on Sept. 23 following the reveal of the all-new ID.4 at 11 a.m. EDT on VW.com.

Customers will be able to reserve an ID.4 before it hits dealer showrooms 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.