The first performance-oriented battery-electric vehicle from Volkswagen has been teased and it will wear a new moniker: GTX. Like GTI and GTE for internal combustion and plug-in hybrid models, the GTX badge will be worn by sporty EVs. On April 28, Volkswagen will introduce the ID.4 GTX, the first vehicle in the ID family to offer a performance model.
Unlike the standard model, the ID.4 GTX will feature a dual-motor configuration effectively giving it AWD. When additional traction or strong acceleration is required, the front traction motor immediately turns on. There’s also a new Traction mode that keeps both motors active. To further distinguish GTX models, they’ll have their own signature lighting.
Although Volkswagen hasn’t released any specifications, we’re expecting the ID.4 GTX to be the most powerful variant. The single-motor variant is rated at 201 hp and 229 lb-ft of torque. Dual-motor versions have 302 hp but Volkswagen hasn’t announced its torque rating. The ID.4 GTX should have more than the regular dual-motor version.
In addition to more power, expect the Volkswagen ID.4 GTX to also receive significant suspension upgrades and stickier tires to improve its handling and overall grip. The additional performance and agility, however, may mean the ID.4 GTX won’t be able to travel as far on a single charge.