I've had the exact same thoughts when we test drove the ID.4 Seems like VW is cutting a lot of corners these days. It forces discerning customers to go for the more expensive Audi Q4, so part of their business model I suppose?The ID4 a good looking vehicle and seems to be well put together. However, it's still a bit austere on the inside and some of the trim feels a bit cheap for a $40K-$50K vehicle.
Take a look at the inside door frames for example. Could VW spend a couple of bucks to cover and trim the bare metal door frame for this $40K to $50K car?
Look at a Volt's door trim compared to a VW ID4. Granted it's a minor detail but subtle details do make a difference!