Volkswagen Confirms High-Performance Electric GTX Range

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The GTX is the electric equivalent to VW's GTI and GTE performance cars.

Deliveries for the Volkswagen ID.4 have only just started, but VW is already preparing to launch a new high-performance GTX variant. Earlier this month, a mysterious teaser video released on VW's social media channels suggested that the ID.4 GTX is coming soon, and now we know the official reveal date. VW has confirmed the ID.4 GTX will make its world debut on April 28.

VW has also revealed the new GTX logo for VW's new high-performance ID. range. This will be the electric equivalent of the GTI and GTE performance cars.

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"The letters GT have long stood for driving pleasure," said Klaus Zellmer, Board Member for Marketing and Sales at Volkswagen. "Now the X is building the bridge to the mobility of the future. Sustainability and sportiness are not mutually exclusive, but complement each other intelligently. "

Details about the ID.4 GTX are still limited, but VW says every GTX model will be distinguished by "sporty design details" and a unique light signature. We're expecting it to have more aggressive bumpers, unique wheels, and a lower ride height. Like the ID.4 Pro, the GTX variant will also have an additional electric motor on the front axle for an all-wheel-drive setup.

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This extra motor activates within a few milliseconds when extra performance or traction is required, or it can be permanently enabled using a new "Traction" mode. With RWD, the standard ID.4's electric motor produces 201 hp and 228 lb-ft, but the AWD GTX variant is expected to generate over 300 hp.

VW's high-performance ID. GTX range will go on sale in Europe, and we're keeping our fingers crossed that the high-performance ID.4 GTX will go on sale in America. But VW has a history of not selling high-performance SUVs like the Tiguan R in the US. We'll hopefully find out VW's plans for the ID.4 GTX when it debuts later this month.

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