Volkswagen on Wednesday unveiled a sportier, dual-motor all-wheel travel version of the ID.4 electric powered SUV for Europe. Dubbed GTX, this design hasn’t been verified for the United States, but the announcement supplies some depth on the all-wheel drive product that will get there in this article later on this 12 months.
A energy figure of 220 kw has been unveiled for the very first time here—tipping us to a merged determine of 295 hp for the generation edition of the dual-motor ID.4. The latest one-motor, rear-wheel travel edition has 201 hp so this tends to make the ID.4 far more competitive versus not just the other EVs but vs the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and the other gasoline products VW sees as competitiveness.
The availability of all-wheel travel must also be a massive plus for a auto promoted as an SUV. Both equally electrical and gasoline opponents by now supply all-wheel travel, and we identified ourselves wishing for a snow manner in the course of a check generate of the rear-wheel travel edition immediately after a wintertime storm.
The European-market place edition VW showed Wednesday was the ID.4 GTX, which will get some added sporty trim that U.S. versions, called the “ID.4 AWD Professional,” are not likely to get. Likewise, the U.S. skipped out on the augmented-actuality head-up display screen offered in Europe.
Volkswagen ID.4 GTX (Euro spec)
VW considers GTX to be the equal of the GTI badge used for the legendary Golfing GTI very hot hatchback. While U.S. auto enthusiasts may well associate it with the 1960s Plymouth GTX muscle auto, the identify suits neatly with VW’s effectiveness-variant naming scheme, which also encompasses the Jetta GLI sedan and GTE plug-in hybrids, the latter not offered in the U.S.
The ID.4 GTX will do -62 mph in 6.2 seconds, with a major velocity electronically constrained to 111 mph, in accordance to VW. It can be unclear if individuals figures will carry over to the U.S.-industry ID.4 all-wheel generate product.
Also unclear is how the twin-motor powertrain will have an impact on EPA-believed vary, which currently sits at 250 miles for most ID.4 types, and 260 miles for the ID.4 Pro base product.
VW has mentioned the ID.4 AWD Pro is owing late in the 2021 design calendar year for the U.S.—so we anticipate deliveries to commence by the finish of the summer months. Pricing and full U.S.-market specifications will be declared closer to that time.