Volkswagen’s electrification offensive is in full swing and more models are about to join the lineup. Hidden in a news release announcing that it’s beating its goals for reducing carbon dioxide emissions is an announcement that it will add two more electrified models.
The first of the two is the ID.4 GTX. Think of this as a sportier version of the ID.4 electric compact crossover. Expect this to feature a dual-motor setup, effectively giving it AWD. Volkswagen could also add significant suspension and steering upgrades to further improve overall handling. This could also be the most powerful version; however, it may have less range than the standard ID.4, which is rated for 250 miles per charge in the Pro and 1st Edition models.
Following the ID.4 will be the ID.5 a coupe-like crossover similar to the Audi Q5 Sportback and BMW X4. Unfortunately, this model doesn’t appear to be coming to North America. Volkswagen is likely keeping the ID.5 specifically for Europe to keep it from eating into ID.4 sales in the U.S. market
Between 2020 and 2024, Volkswagen is investing $13.3 billion in electrification. Production facilities like the one in Chattanooga, Tennessee will be retooled to speed up the production of EVs. By 2025, Volkswagen will introduce 20 new battery-electric vehicles including the recently launched ID.3 hatchback and ID.4 crossover. Every Volkswagen electric vehicle will ride on the MEB platform, the brand’s dedicated architecture for EVs.