We Hope Volkswagen's ID.4 GTX Is An EV Hot Hatch

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At least this confirms that an official reveal can't be too far away.

The Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover impressed us when we drove it. Though, for a modern EV, it's not particularly quick. We always knew more power was in the pipeline for the EV. Late last year, more details emerged of the high-performance ID.4 GTX; the new badge will find its way onto more powerful models within VW's EV lineup.

In January, the ID.4 GTX was spied for the first time with some sportier styling tweaks and now, VW has kicked off a teaser campaign for the new model. Giving almost nothing away, VW shared a new video on Twitter of an illuminated 'G' with the line: "Are you ready for the next ID.?"

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That's about as much detail as VW's 7-second video gives away; the 'G' is set on a background that appears to be a faux grille or other exterior trim element (maybe a taillight). When the ID.4 GTX was spied earlier this year, some of the changes included unique bumpers and gently redesigned headlights. The ID.4 GTX is expected to use a dual-motor powertrain and all-wheel drive. Output should be around 302 horsepower and the GTX should hit 62 mph in 6.2 seconds. That's nowhere near as quick as a Tesla Model Y but it's a palpable improvement over the existing rear-wheel-drive ID.4.

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The base ID.4 produces 201 hp and 228 lb-ft of torque but requires around 7.5 seconds to reach 60. Although the attractive ID.3 hatchback won't be sold in the US, there's more hope that the three-row ID.6 X SUV will. It's the kind of vehicle that does well in the North American market, and a GTX version of it would be possible, following in the ID.4's footsteps. With the teaser campaign underway, we should find out more about the ID.4 GTX soon. Whether the GTX badge can achieve the respect of the GTI, remains to be seen.

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