At the digital world premiere held at Berlin Tempelhof Airport, Volkswagen has presented its first fully electric high-performance model: the ID.4 GTX.
The ID.4 GTX is the first model based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) to feature dual-motor all-wheel drive and also offers attractive, high-quality design elements.
Unlike the original ID.4 SUV, the ID.4 GTX has one electric drive motor on both the front and rear axles. Together, they deliver a maximum electrical output of 220 kW (299 hp). This performance model is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 km/h in 3.2 seconds and from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds. The vehicle’s top speed is electronically limited to 180 km/h.
The design of the ID.4 GTX underscores its unique character, combining driving fun with a robust look. 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.
The GTX is the proof that an electric powertrain can also be extremely fun to drive according to Ralf Brandstätter, CEO of the Volkswagen Brand.
“Electric driving is simply great fun – and with the ID.4 GTX we are adding a new dimension of sportiness and dynamics,” he said. “The most emotional member of the ID. family to date shows that electric mobility and top sporty performance are not mutually exclusive.”
The new GTX product brand is a booster for both the ID. family and the ACCELERATE corporate strategy, with which Volkswagen aims to become the most coveted sustainable mobility brand.
The company has set itself the target of increasing the proportion of sales of purely electric vehicles in Europe to 70 percent by 2030. Volkswagen also intends to become climate-neutral by 2050.
The GTX is just another step that shows that VW is set to become the next electric vehicle powerhouse.