Volkswagen’s ID. range is about to get a whole lot faster and sleeker with the introduction of an updated GTX range, packed to the brim with all the equipment you need.
The top-of-the-line models will now come with more equipment as standard and sporty design accents.
The previous optional Design and Comfort packages are to now become standard in all GTX models. These packages include: a climate comfort windscreen, darkened side and rear-windows, heated front seats, two USB-C interfaces, a variable centre console and a premium-featured climate control system.
This sounds like a great deal to potential buyers but there’s even more to be excited about. The signature look for all GTX models will feature black and red accents in the interior too. The dashboard trim and door panels will receive a splash of red to emphasise the GTX’s sporty nature along with black accents around the exterior including optional black glossy 21-inch wheel rims.
The GTX models will use a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system with one motor on the front axle and one on the rear axle, leaving 220kW (295bhp) and 460 Nm of torque at your disposal. A permanently driven motor will sit on the rear axle, providing 150kW of power and torque of 80Nm. An asynchronous motor will be located on the front axle with 80kW of power and 162 Nm of torque. The vehicle’s top speed is electronically limited to 180 km/h.
With the increasing pressure on charging infrastructure, a sizable range is a desired feature among electric car users. Well, the good news is that the ID.4 GTX offers around 500 kilometres (312 miles) of range whereas the ID.5 GTX will push to 512 kilometres (320 miles).
ID. GTX customers will also be relieved to know that the latest GTX models come equipped with the Plug & Charge function. This means that upon plugging the cable into the vehicle, the GTX models will be able to authenticate itself and launch a secure encrypted connection between the vehicle and the charging post. This process is already supported in numerous large infrastructures such as Aral, BP, and EON.