The range of electric vehicles ID. Volkswagen already makes it possible to slip aboard the ID.3 and ID.4 models, but now the German giant is already formalizing a new model. This is the all-new ID.4 GTX SUV, which introduces the valuable all-wheel drive to the range. The Volkswagen ID.4 GTX SUV is thus the first model based on the Group’s Electric Modular Platform (MEB) to be equipped with dual-drive all-wheel drive.
A GTX version for the Volkswagen ID.4 SUV
Along with its “classic” ID.4 SUV, Volkswagen will be offering this new GTX version this summer. A model that has an electric motor on each of the two axles. Together, the engines deliver a maximum electric power of 220 kW (equivalent to around 300 hp) and can work together as an electric all-wheel drive, a first for the ID family.
During the presentation of this new model, Volkswagen demonstrated the possibilities offered by this all-wheel drive, which allowed the ID.4 GTX to climb without batting an eyelid at a 37.5% incline. Note that the top speed is electronically limited to 180 km / h.
“The full torque of the electric motor is immediately available and the excellent behavior of the vehicle is felt at every turn.“, Explains Thomas Ulbrich, member of the Management Board in charge of Development. “Not to mention that the innovative operating and safety concept is as intelligent as the engine! The augmented reality head-up display and numerous assistance systems are a great help to the driver.”
It should be remembered that the manufacturer has set itself the objective of considerably increasing the share of sales of 100% electric vehicles, so that it reaches 70% in Europe before 2030. Volkswagen also intends to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 and invest around 16 billion euros in electro-mobility, hybridization and digitalization before 2025.
On the price side, the new Volkswagen ID.4 GTX should be displayed from 50,415 euros in Germany, with availability in dealerships scheduled for this summer.