With the new ID.4 GTX, Volkswagen is showing the first sporty top-of-the-range electric model on April 28th. So far, this applies only in Europe. Similar to GTI and GTE, it stands for its own product brand and dedicated to it’s all-electric vehicle range on the ID. Family.
“The letters GT have long stood for driving pleasure,” says Klaus Zellmer, Board Member for Marketing and Sales at the Volkswagen brand. “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. “
In a nutshell, the Volkswagen GTX models will form the basis for sporty all-wheel drive, meaning an additional electric motor riding on the front axle. It will work similarly to other dual-motor equipped vehicles, where by the second (front) motor kicks in when there is a need for high performance or strong traction. It can remain activated no matter the speed or requirement in the new ‘Traction’ driving mode.
Volkswagen wants to become the most desired brand for sustainable mobility. Their goal is to increase the share of pure electric cars in Europe to 70 percent of sales by 2030, and thus sparking a global desire. Volkswagen wants to become climate neutral by 2050; around 16 billion euros will be invested in e-mobility, hybridization and digitization by 2025.