New intelligent sportiness: the new GTX product brand from Volkswagen. As the first flagship model designed for more performance, presales are now starting for the ID.4 GTX* in the first European countries just shortly after its world premiere.
“The ID.4 GTX is our first all-electric high-performance model under the GTX label,” says Klaus Zellmer, Board Member for Sales, Marketing and After Sales at the Volkswagen brand. “It offers practical good sense combined with driving pleasure. The ID.4 GTX is as sporty as a GTI, as comfortable as an SUV and as sustainable as the other members of the ID. family. And with the GTX we are once more accelerating our ‘Way to Zero’ – to make Volkswagen net carbon-neutral by 2050.”
In Europe, the high-performance models of the ID. family will bear the designation GTX in future. Like with GTI and GTE, this stands for an independent product brand. With GTX, Volkswagen is charging the world of electric mobility with new, intelligent sportiness that combines performance and sustainability.
All-wheel drive in the ID. family for the first time
The battery of the ID.4 GTX has a net energy content of 77 kWh, enough for a customer-oriented range of 340 to 480 kilometres**. With a maximum charging capacity of 125 kW, the battery can be recharged quickly. Two electric drive motors, one each on the front and rear axles, jointly deliver a maximum output of 220 kW (299 PS)*** and can work together as an electric all-wheel drive – a premiere for the models of the ID. family. The flagship model in the ID.4 product line accelerates 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 standard Vehicle Dynamics Manager connects the optional adaptive chassis control with the XDS electronic axle differential lock and manages their interaction with maximum precision. It also works closely with the all-wheel drive control as well as the braking control system. This ensures that driving dynamics and stability reach the best possible level in every situation.
Driving pleasure and robust design look
The design of the ID.4 GTX underscores its extraordinary character, combining driving pleasure with a robust look. The familiar light strip at the front 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 establish a connection to the Golf GTI****. Alongside the newly designed bumpers, the eye-catching elements at the rear include the 3D LED tail light clusters with brake lights that form an X.
The new and streamlined structure for the equipment options also reflects these design characteristics: as the first member of the ID. family, the ID.4 GTX will be launched with a completely revamped structure for the optional equipment in the configurator. The customers first determine the appearance of the vehicle. This is then followed by a clearly organised selection of packages. Customers can choose between optional Design, Infotainment, Assistance, Comfort and Sport packages, all of which are available in both Standard and Plus variants. This new option structure will soon also be available for the other members of the ID. family, the ID.3 and the ID.4.
The new product brand for the ID. family will give further impetus to the ACCELERATE corporate strategy with which Volkswagen aims to become the most coveted sustainable mobility brand. It has set itself the target of increasing the proportion of sales of purely electric vehicles in Europe to 70 percent by 2030. In 2021 alone, the company plans to deliver a total of around 450,000 BEV and PHEV vehicles.
*. ID.4 GTX - combined power consumption in kWh/100 km (NEDC): 16.3, CO2 emissions in g/km: 0; efficiency class: A+
**. The actual range under real conditions varies depending on the driving style, speed, use of comfort features or auxiliary equipment, ambient temperature, number of passengers/load, and terrain. The range span serves as an orientation aid for the specific vehicle and reflects what 80% of our customers will achieve as a yearly average. The lower limit of the span also covers driving on the motorway at moderate speeds and driving at low temperatures in winter.
***. ID.4 GTX – Power consumption in kWh/100 km (NEDC): 16.3 (combined); CO2 emissions in g/km: 0; efficiency class: A+. Maximum electrical output 220 kW: Maximum output that can be accessed for a maximum of 30 seconds, calculated in accordance with UN GTR.21. The amount of power available in individual driving situations depends on various factors, such as ambient temperature and the charge status, temperature and condition or physical age of the high-voltage battery. The availability of the maximum power requires the high-voltage battery to be between 23°C and 50°C and have a charge level of > 88%. Deviations from the aforementioned parameters in particular may lead to a reduction in power, through to the complete unavailability of the maximum power. The battery temperature can be indirectly influenced by the auxiliary air conditioner to a certain extent and the charge level can, for example, be adjusted in the vehicle. The amount of power available at a particular time is shown in the vehicle’s power display. To maintain the high-voltage battery’s usable capacity as effectively as possible, a battery charging target of 80% is recommended if the vehicle is used daily (to be switched to 100% prior to long-distance journeys for example)
****. Golf GTI (180 kW / 245 PS) - (NEDC) fuel consumption in l/100 km: urban 9.0-8.6 / extra-urban 5.6-5.3 / combined 6.9-6.5; CO₂ emissions in g/km (combined): 157-149; efficiency class: D-C