It's a perfect pure-electric truck for the city.
As of this writing, it's been little more than 24 hours since Volkswagen's first ID-branded EV for the US market, the Volkswagen ID.4, bowed. Yet already, Brazilian designer Kleber Silva has had a go at dramatically reimagining the vehicle in numerous different ways, including as a plucky, spacious electric pickup truck ready to roam the streets in search of small pieces of discarded college dorm furniture to lift.
That looks like about all you'd be able to fit in such a small cargo bed. Yet even though the ID.4's compact size doesn't necessarily lend itself to the most practical of electric pickups, it's a good look for the 250-mile electric crossover.
Silva added plenty of other neat ID.4 reinterpretations to his portfolio, too, including an ID.Crozz II-inspired "coupe" crossover, a station wagon, a sedan, and a souped-up "GTX" performance crossover. Word of Volkswagen's forthcoming "GTX" sub-brand first broke late last year, as sort of an electric, all-wheel-drive counterpart to the automaker's longstanding GTI sub-brand.
In Silva's renderings, the ID.4 GTX is distinguished by a set of GTI-inspired wheels, red brake calipers, a black liftgate, and a big, aggressive front grille that spans the full width of the front fascia, framed on either side by subtle black brackets. It's the sort of thing we could see a good number of buyers going for, although there's a disappointing lack of GTI-inspired red lipstick.
Incidentally, Volkswagen is thought to be working on a GTX version of its new ID.4 crossover, skipping over the European-market ID.3 because that car missed out on the AWD prerequisite. A coupe-like version of the ID.4 with a gently sloping rear hatch doesn't seem too farfetched either, given the Germans' penchant for that body style and the fact that VW has numerous foreign-market derivatives that use the same styling like the Tiguan X and the Volkswagen Nivus.
As for the sedan and the station wagon dreamt up in these renderings, well, we wouldn't put too much stock in them.