Global automobile giant Volkswagen is reportedly planning to launch a new and sportier version of its highly popular ID.4 crossover SUV with a newly added GTX tag.
GTX was a line of Belvedere-based sporty coupes and convertibles Plymouth made from 1967 to about ’74. They had blacked-out grilles, hood scoops pop-out chrome gas caps and center console-mounted tech.
Now the GTX badge is being revived on another performance car. This one is from VW, is an EV, and is called the ID.4 GTX.
Volkswagen’s ID.4 Electric Family Car Been Awarded the World Car Of The Year Gong In 2021, It Has Been Announced. ID.4 is the second SUV in VW’s new “ID” electric vehicle range.
According to VW, its sportier, faster versions of its upcoming EVs will be badged “GTX,” starting with the all-wheel-drive ID.4 GTX, with a second motor on the front axle.
According to the famous auto analysis website Autoweek, the company is scheduled to show the GTX on 28th April.
Autoweek reported the version would have 301 hp and slightly stiffer suspension along with the dual-motor engines. According to Volkswagen, the second motor would switch on, “intelligently within a few milliseconds when very high performance or strong traction are required. In the new Traction driving mode, it is even permanently activated.”
The NZ-based news site reported that ID.4 GTX The ID.4 GTX will be powered by a dual-motor, an all-wheel-drive powertrain that will produce around 225kW, enough to sling the SUV to 100km/h in around six seconds, much slower than Tesla’s performance cars.
The larger 77kWh battery pack is expected to make an appearance. When it’s connected to a single-motor ID.4, the pack can offer as much as 520km of range, though that figure will probably dip in the performance-oriented GTX.
According to various websites, the car will hit Europe this year, and are not sure about the rest of the world.
Additionally, Volkswagen is planning to launch six highlight cars, in Chinese markets, including three world premieres. They will be presented at Auto Shanghai from April 21–28, 2021. Five of them will be SUVs, like the fully electric ID.6 X and ID.6 CROZZ models.
Talking about this development in China, the biggest EV market in the world, VW CEO Ralf Brandstätter said, “Exciting days for our brand in China”.
It is worth mentioning that Golf GTI, the iconic hatchback by VW is going fully digital as well.