Volkswagen introduced a sporty GTX version of the electric model ID.4 earlier this year, with the announcement that later GTX versions will be available for other electric models of this brand.
As things stand, the GTX suffix will be the electric equivalent of the GTI, GTD and GTE designations that Volkswagen uses for sporty versions of models with petrol, diesel and hybrid drivetrains.
“The letters GT have long meant driving pleasure,” explains Klaus Zellmer, a member of Volkswagen’s marketing and sales committee. “Now the letter X is building a bridge for the mobility of the future.”
2022 VW ID.5 GTX EV Lunch Date
Now comes the announcement that the ID.5 GTX, Volkswagen’s new electric coupe-crossover, will have its premiere on November 3.
2022 Volkswagen ID.5 GTX Specs
In short, the ID.5 GTX is built on the MEB platform, will have two electric motors with a combined 200 kW / 299hp and all-wheel drive, and with a single 77 kWh battery charge will cover up to 497 km (30 minutes of charging on a fast charger is enough for 300 km range).
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h will take 6.2 seconds, while top speed will be limited to 180 km / h.
As with the ID.4 GTX, the ID.5 GTX features an interior with a purist design and durable materials, red contrasting stitching, heated leather steering wheel and GTX logo, sports pedals, digital cockpit, 30-color ambient lighting, modern infotainment system, as well as gesture control and voice commands.
The equipment includes adaptive cruise control, lane keeping system, automatic braking system and IQ.Light LED Matrix headlights.
Also, there is a slightly sportier exterior, wheels up to 21 inches, gloss black details, as well as DCC adaptive shock absorbers and an electronic XDS + differential.
VW ID.5 GTX Price
Expected price for Volkswagen ID.5 GTX EV to start around €40,000 or $46,000.
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