A fun and fast electric Volkswagen? With the introduction of the ID.4 GTX, the brand is looking to interest enthusiasts out there. This is the first fully electric high-performance model from Volkswagen, one that aims at bringing new and intelligent sportiness to the world of electric mobility.
So what’s special about the GTX badging? Firstly, there’s an addition of a second e-motor for the front axle, making this an all-wheel drive EV. This is the first car based on the MEB platform to feature an all-wheel drive system. Then there’s the power. 295bhp, with a claimed 0-100kmph sprint time of 6.2 seconds.
The body colour is more dominant on the GTX; the roof and rear spoiler are black, while the roof frame bar is a high-gloss anthracite. The interior boasts a new colour scheme in the dark shade of X-Blue with red contrasting. The GTX logo appears on the steering wheel, sill panel trims and – in perforated form – at the top of the front seat backrests. Additionally, it can be opted with a Sports Package that drops the ride height by 15mm, along with adaptive dampers, 21-inchers and progressive steering.And if you miss out all the GTX badges, you can identify a GTX by its body-colour sills, revised bumpers and new LED light signature. The familiar light strip has been combined with powerful, dynamic elements – in particular, the three honeycomb elements that form the daytime running lights. They convey the vehicle’s sporty character even when it is stationary and, at the same time, establish a connection to the Golf GTI. Alongside the newly designed bumpers, the eye-catching elements at the rear include the 3D LED tail light cluster with brake lights that form an X.
India bound? For now Volkswagen has confirmed that part of their SUVW strategy will see the ID.4 being launched in India next year. It will arrive via the CBU route, attracting a very heavy price tag. A GTX variant would be nice, but owing to an even higher price tag, we expect VW to keep it off our shores for now.