Article By Richard Aucock

Sporty Volkswagen ID.4 GTX EV ordering opens

Volkswagen has opened ordering for the ID.4 GTX ‘EV GTI’ with price starting from £48,510

Ordering is now open for the Volkswagen ID.4 GTX ‘EV GTI’ with deliveries of the electric SUV due to start later in 2021.

Volkswagen is offering it in two guises: the ID.4 GTX, priced from £48,510, and the even better-specced ID.4 GTX Max, which costs £55,540.

Both have a 77kWh battery and the GTX has a range of 301 miles; the sportier tuning of the GTX Max sees range dip slightly, to 291 miles.

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Living up to the performance-style looks is a healthy power output of 299hp – good for 0-62mph in just 6.2 seconds.

As Volkswagen happily points out, this is faster than a regular Golf GTI…

The firm has also increased the top speed restrictor to 112mph, 13mph quicker than the 99mph cap of the 2021 World Car of the Year-winning regular ID.4.

Standard equipment includes 12-inch ‘Discover Max’ infotainment with clever augmented reality head-up display, plus rear-view camera, LED front and rear lights and an illuminated LED strip between the headlights – similar to that fitted to the Golf GTI.

The ID.4 GTX Max builds on this with heated and massaging functionality for the electric sports seats, three-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof and a comprehensive safety assist package.

The GTX suspension, which has been lowered and sharpened up, is further enhanced with adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control.

The GTX Max also benefits from a heat pump, which boosts efficiency and range.

Volkswagen product marketing manager Francesca McGuinn said the arrival of the ID.4 GTX “adds some sporting intention into the mix… it now serves as the very pinnacle of the ID.4 range, combining the sustainability of the ID. family, the practicality and user-friendliness of the ID.4, the dynamism and performance of the new GTX lineage, and all the luxuries and conveniences that the model has to offer, in one comprehensive package.

“It’s another brilliant all-rounder in today’s Volkswagen line-up.”

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