GTX: the GTI for the electric generation

Tom Barnard

19.4.2021

Volkswagen has confirmed that sporty versions of its ID models will wear the GTX badge. The brand will officially reveal the look of the first GTX-badged model later this month when the covers come off the ID.4 GTX.

According to a brand statement, all GTX models will be four-wheel drive and feature motors on both axles. Although the official news release was thin on detail, Volkswagen also confirmed that GTX models would have a sportier look and their own light signature. 

Volkswagen's confirmation that all GTX models will be four-wheel drive is likely to mean that a GTX-badged ID.3 won't be part of the plans. The smaller platform that underpins the ID.3 can potentially be four-wheel drive, but the costs of developing it for such a small volume would be prohibitive. However, Volkswagen is known to be working on a faster version of the ID.3 that could potentially wear the brand's R badge. 

More information and images of the ID.4 GTX will be revealed later this month.  

GTX: coming to a fast Volkswagen electric this summer

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