After the Plymouth GTX and JDM-only Mazda Familia Infini GTX, Volkswagen is on the point of slap on the “GTX” badge on the ID.4. Spy photographs have proven the totally electrical SUV might be getting a sleeker variant with a coupe-inspired roofline, and a brand new report from Automotive Information Europe sheds gentle on the EV.
Fairly than being referred to as ID.4 Coupe and even ID.5 as beforehand believed, “firm sources” declare will probably be in the end referred to as the ID.4 GTX. To not be confused with China’s ID.4 X, the brand new taste of VW’s zero-emissions SUV will boast an all-wheel-drive system after including a front-mounted electrical motor. The peeps from Wolfsburg have already confirmed a dual-motor variant with 302 hp on faucet, however ANE’s report has some new particulars except for the official title.
For starters, the stronger variant is believed to take solely 6.2 seconds for the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) dash, which might be a major enchancment over the 8.5 seconds wanted by the usual ID.4. The draw back is vary is predicted to take a success, from 520 to 470 kilometers (323 to 292 miles) within the WLTP cycle.
Pricing particulars will not be accessible in the intervening time, nevertheless it goes with out saying the ID.4 GTX would be the costliest of the bunch. In Europe, the common ID.4 kicks off at underneath €37,000 for the Pure mannequin and rises to €59,950 for the first Max restricted version with practically all of the accessible bells and whistles. ANE says the GTX will break cowl subsequent spring and hit European sellers just a few months later.
In the meantime, the rear-wheel-drive ID.4 will attain sellers in Europe earlier than the 12 months’s finish, whereas US received’t be getting the electrical SUV till late Q1 2021 attributable to a delay. The US-spec ID.4 might be regionally assembled in Chattanooga from 2022. As a refresher, the North American variant affords an EPA-certified vary of 250 miles (402 kilometers) between prices.
VW is engaged on a complete household of ID fashions, together with smaller ID.1 and ID.2 fashions in addition to larger automobiles previewed by the ID House Vizzion, ID Roomzz, and the ID Buzz. We’re additionally hoping to see a road-going ID Buggy, whereas a manufacturing ID R is unlikely to occur.