Volkswagen ID.4 GTX Unveiled: Everything You Need to Know
The first fully electric SUV from German Carmaker. Volkswagen’s electric offensive continues to pick up the pace: following the ID.3, the ID.4 is the second model to be built based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) and is Volkswagen’s first-ever fully electric Sports utility vehicle. It transports this cleaner form of mobility out into the mountains and forests and demonstrates one of the brand’s biggest strengths: the development of modern e-vehicles that bring together price, performance, and sustainability for customers. Following a number of teasers, German motor vehicle manufacturer has unveiled the ID.4 GTX and is more powerful and accelerates quicker than the standard model
Motors and Battery Pack
The standard model comes equipped with a single electric motor driving the rear wheels and developing 201 hp. Meanwhile, the Volkswagen ID.4 GTX model improvises on it with an added asynchronous motor (ASM) sending power to the front axles – taking the total to 295 hp (220 KW). The carmaker did not officially reveal the torque figures of the new ID.4 GTX. The new model is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 kmph in 3.2 seconds and from 0 to 100 kmph in 6.2 seconds. The vehicle’s top speed is electronically limited to 180 kmph.
The VW ID.4 GTX has the same size battery pack as the rear-drive models: 82 kWh with 77 kWh of usable energy and is claimed to have a driving range of 480 kilometres on the WLTP cycle in a single charge (500 kilometres in the standard model). In just thirty minutes, the ID.4 GTX can add 300 km to the range as it charges at the rate of 125 kW.
Outside, two-tone paintwork is offered with the roof and spoiler painted in black. The front and rear bumpers have been redesigned with a sportier look. GTX badges can be found on the rear liftgate and on the fender panels. The DRLs, headlights, and taillights are all LED. 20″ wheels are standard and 21″ Narvik wheels are optional.
Volkswagen ID.4 GTX: Features
The Volkswagen ID.4 GTX features a number of bespoke styling elements to differentiate it from the regular ID 4, including GTX badges, high-gloss black air intake grilles, a black roof, rear spoiler, and an Anthracite roof bar. The front LED lights feature an exclusive design, while the rear LED light clusters are styled to create an X-shaped brake light.
The interior features a dark blue dashboard panels and leatherette door inserts, and red contrasting stitching. The VW ID.4 GTX can be optioned with a Sports package and it helps in lowering the suspension by 15 mm and a more responsive steering wheel while the Sports plus package gets DCC (Dynamic Chassis Control) adaptive dampers.
The Volkswagen ID.4 GTX will be launched in Europe in summer 2021. In Germany, it will start at an entry-level price of 50,415 euros (Rs. 45.40 lakh approximately), with customers being able to apply for a (net) grant of 7,500 euros.