OveruseApril 30, 2021 15:01:14 IST
As promised at the launch of the Volkswagen ID.4 in September last year, it is now available as a twin-engine four-wheel drive under the name ID.4 GTX. In the future, the GTX brand will be a sub-brand of Volkswagen’s electronic performance, or as the company says, “GTX is the GTI of the EV world”. Compared to the rear-wheel drive ID.4, the ID.4 GTX consumes up to 299 hp from 204 horsepower and also reduces 0-100 km / h performance to 6.2 seconds from 8.5 seconds.
Based on the VW modular electric MEB chassis, the same 77 kWh battery housings are housed in a floor pan, and the driving distance is at a low level of 480 km (WLTP) at a distance of 520 km from a standard ID.4. With a charging speed of 125 kW, the ID.4 GTX can achieve a distance of about 300 km with just 10 minutes of charging.
ID.4 GTX visually brings parallels to the cell structures of GTI models in the front grille. ID.4 The GTX adds to the look of the ID.4 with sporty details such as a glossy black honeycomb air intake at the bottom of the bumper and three diamond-shaped DRL IQ Light headlights. The wheel sizes (20 and 21 inches) are the same as in ID.4. Other changes include new ID.4 GTX buffers. Inside, the changes are limited to sewing the red contrast of the signature over the dashboard and upholstery, while other driving modes, such as the Traction, add four-wheel drive features.
Volkswagen also unveiled its previews of the ID.5 and ID.5 GTX SUVs, mostly the ID.4 model, but with a sharper roof towards the rear for a sportier-looking crossover. We expect Volkswagen to launch the ID.5 SUV coupe abroad later this year. Meanwhile, Volkswagen India tells us that electric cars are on the country’s cards, but only after a few years, when the charging infrastructure is better developed.