Volkswagen unveils ID.4 GTX – a performance model of the electric SUV without the performance

Volkswagen (VW) officially unveiled today a new dual-motor all-wheel drive (AWD) variant of its electric SUV, the ID.4 GTX.

Built on the automaker’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB), the dual electric motors deliver 299 peak horsepower. This allows the ID.4 GTX to reach 100km/h in 6.2 seconds, with an electronically limited top speed of 180km/h.

It uses the same 77kWh battery pack found in the other ID.4 variants, giving an estimated range of 480km (298 miles) based on the generous WLTP standard.

The new Volkswagen ID.4 GTX
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The design of the interior and exterior is also different than the other variants of the ID.4. Some of the changes include newly designed bumpers and a new 3D LED tail light cluster with brake lights that form the letter X.

The exterior has a new two-tone paint scheme. The roof and rear spoiler are black, while the roof frame bar is a high-gloss anthracite. The inside also get a new colour scheme.

“The upper section of the dashboard and leatherette inserts in the doors come in the dark shade of X-Blue, which represents sustainability. Red contrasting seams – a classic symbol for sportiness and strength – add accents to the seats. The GTX logo appears on the steering wheel, sill panel trims and – in perforated form – at the top of the front seat backrests.”

The new Volkswagen ID.4 GTX
Image via VW

The VW ID.4 GTX will launch in Europe this summer at a price of €50,415 ($75,185 CAD). No announcements have been made if it will be coming to North America.

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