This is the performance EV you'll want.
We've known for several months that Volkswagen is preparing to build high-performance all-electric vehicles. All future performance-focused ID models will have the "GTX" moniker and it appears the VW ID.4 will be the first to launch. A coupe version of the ID.4 is also due to arrive shortly, but it won't be sold in the US.
The GTX, however, will be available, according to a new report from Automotive News Europe. Not only will the ID.4 GTX be the most expensive in the ID.4 lineup, but it'll also have the most power. Previous reports indicated it'll utilize a twin-motor setup, instead of the single motor for the regular ID.4.
One motor will power the front wheels and the second will drive the rear wheels. The additional motor will also provide significantly more power. The single-motor ID.4 has a total of 201 horsepower and 228 lb-ft of torque.
However, the GTX is newly reported to have 302 hp and a 0-62 mph time of 6.2 seconds, beating the 8.5 seconds of the ID.4 Pro Performance. Styling-wise, the GTX will have a more aggressive look to help complement the added juice. The phrase of the marketing campaign will supposedly be "No Regrets." There will be, however, one downside to having additional power.
Range from the 77-kWh battery will decrease to around 290 miles by WLTP standards. For reference, the regular ID.4 has an EPA-rated range of 250 miles (304 miles WLTP). The ID.4 GTX is expected to debut next spring and will likely go on sale sometime over the summer. Pricing hasn't been announced but the report suggests it could begin at nearly $60,000.
For now, ID.4 production is taking place at VW's Zwickau, Germany factory. This will change starting in 2022 when the automaker completes an $800 million expansion and other necessary upgrades at its Chattanooga, Tennessee plant. In order to make sufficient room for ID.4 production, the Passat sedan will be discontinued.