Volkswagen Unveils ID.4 GTX; Sportier Electric SUV From German Brand

Volkswagen ID.4 GTX
Image Source: Volkswagen Newsroom

Electric cars are still emerging as a substitute for combustion engines. But as they say, ‘Electric cars are the future’, and therefore the carmakers have started introducing performance-oriented EVs as well.

Earlier, Volkswagen launched ID.4 SUV that looked promising. However, now it is also available as a performance-focused GTX trim. Want to know more about the upcoming Volkswagen ID.4 GTX? Here are all the details you need to know.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Volkswagen has finally revealed a sportier version of ID.4 known as the Volkswagen ID.4 GTX.
  • It will be available with twin electric motors that produce a combined output of 299PS.
  • The all-new ID.4 GTX will compete with Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model Y globally.

Volkswagen ID.4 GTX

Volkswagen ID.4 GTX Rear
Image Source: Volkswagen Newsroom

Just like Volkswagen uses GTI badging the on performance-oriented Polo. Similarly, the German carmaker will be using the GTX badging on the performance electric vehicles. As the name suggests, it is based on the regular ID.4 electric SUV. However, to differentiate, Volkswagen has used some specific components such as large gloss black air dams, rear spoiler, slightly revised rear bumper and a new pair of LED headlamps.

Inside the cabin, Volkswagen ID.4 GTX comes with ‘GTX’ branding on the seats as well as steering wheel. Further, just to enhance the overall look the dashboard now comes finished with a dark blue panel. Features such as dual-zone climate control, 10.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, ambient lighting, 5.3-inch digital instrument cluster, heads-up display, etc. are available as standard. But, customers can also opt for a ton of added features such as the Sports seats and a sliding panoramic sunroof. Also, there is an optional sports pack that enhances the driving dynamics to the next level.

For now, the all-new Volkswagen ID.4 GTX will come equipped with twin electric motors on either axle. The rear motor is said to produce 207PS of power while the front one churns out 92PS. The combined output from both the motors stands at 299PS that allows this all-new electric SUV to do a 0-100kmph sprint in just 6.2 seconds. When compared to the regular variant, this one is faster by around 2.3 seconds. Wondering what exactly the top speed is? Well, ID.4 GTX gets an electronically limited top speed of 180kmph.

The battery pack that powers the performance-oriented SUV is a 77kWh lithium-ion unit. Sadly, it gets a claimed range of 480kms, which is lesser by 40kms than ID.4. The carmaker although has introduced five driving modes to alter the power figures that will ultimately preserve battery. To be precise, they are – Eco, Comfort, Sport, Traction and Individual.

Volkswagen ID.4 GTX Interior
Image Source: Volkswagen Newsroom

Rivals

Volkswagen has not introduced any electric car in India yet. Therefore, Volkswagen ID.4 GTX is not coming to India anytime soon. Globally, it will be competing against Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model Y. Want to know more about its prime rival? Take a look at the Ford Mustang Mach-E.

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford Mustang Mach-E
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Ford Mustang is a popular name. But does the all-new electric Mustang Mach-E does justice to it? Well, not properly. But, it manages to deliver a decent performance. After all, we know they are the future. To begin with, it is available with two different battery pack. The first one is a 75.7kWh unit that returns a claimed range of 230 miles. Meanwhile, the other one is a 99kWh unit that comes with 300 miles range. In terms of features, it comes with driver assistance technology, a fully digital instrument cluster, a 15.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a wireless charging pad among others.

Specifications

Ford Mustang Mach-E
Battery
  • 75.7kWh
  • 99kWh
Power
  • 266HP (RWD)
  • 346HP (AWD)
Range
  • 230 Miles
  • 300 Miles
Key Highlights
  • 15.5-inch touschscreen infotainment system
  • Driver assistance technology
  • Wireless charging pad