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Volkswagen ID.4 GTX high-performance electric SUV on sale now

The ID.4 GTX is Volkswagen’s first high-performance electric car, with 295bhp and all-wheel drive; it’s available to order now, starting from £48,510

The Volkswagen ID.4 GTX is on sale now in the UK. The German brand’s first high-performance electric car is available in standard and Max trim levels, priced at £48,510 and £55,540 respectively. The first of Volkswagen’s GTX-badged electric performance cars, the ID.4 GTX produces 295bhp from its dual-motor, all-wheel-drive setup and rivals the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and Kia EV6 GT.

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The ID.4 GTX can go from 0-62mph in 6.2 seconds and will continue to a top speed of 112mph. Like all of Volkswagen’s upcoming GTX models, the ID.4 uses a dual-motor setup, as opposed to the single 201bhp motor in the standard ID.3 and ID.4. The GTX also features a ‘traction’ driving mode that activates the electric motor on the front axle, which in normal driving conditions is not in use.

The GTX uses the same 77kWh battery as the range-topping version of the standard car, making the two-tonne electric SUV capable of between 291 and 301 miles of driving on a charge, depending on which trim you select. It's also capable of 125kW rapid charging, which can add 199 miles of range in under 30 minutes. That large battery means fully recharging the ID.4 GTX from a 7.2kW home wallbox charger takes almost 13 hours, however.

The ID.4 GTX sits on the same MEB platform that underpins the regular ID.4 and the ID.3 electric hatchback, as well as the Skoda Enyaq iV, Audi Q4 e-tron and Cupra Born. But the GTX does get a new front and rear bumper design and more body-coloured panels than the regular ID.4. It also sports redesigned 3D LED tail-lights; each is made up of nine free-standing LED components, with a full-width light bar connecting the two across the rear of the car. Inside, the GTX comes with a dark blue dashboard, red contrast stitching and vegan leatherette seats. 

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The ID.4 GTX also comes with a 12-inch infotainment touchscreen and augmented reality head-up display, which can project directions from the navigation system onto the windscreen. It’s likely the same system we saw in the recently unveiled Audi Q4 e-tron, which impressed when we tested it.

The ID.4 GTX is on sale now in standard and Max trim levels. Both get the same powertrain and performance figures, along with the 12-inch infotainment touchscreen and head-up display, as well as Matrix LED headlights, a rear-view camera, keyless locking and start, progressive steering and lowered sports suspension.

The Max gets extra kit, as it comes with the upgraded ‘Plus’ versions of the optional packages fitted to the standard car. These include the Comfort Package Plus, Top-Sport Plus pack, Interior Style Plus pack, Assistance Package Plus, Design Package Plus and Sport Package Plus. Individual features include a panoramic sunroof, three-zone climate control, heated and massaging front seats, Dynamic Chassis Control adaptive dampers and additional safety systems like lane-keeping assistance and a rear-view camera.

The GTX badge is equivalent to GTI (for petrol), GTD (for diesel) and GTE (for hybrid) and will soon be used on several high-performance electric cars from Volkswagen, including an ID.3 GTX electric hot hatchback. See our pick of the best electric SUVs here, or our list of the fastest electric cars available here.

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Welcome one and all, I’m Ellis the news reporter on Auto Express, the brand’s former online reviews editor and contributor to DrivingElectric. I’m proud to say I cut my teeth reporting and reviewing all things EV as the content editor on DrivingElectric. I joined the team while completing my master’s degree in automotive journalism at Coventry University and since then I’ve driven just about every electric car and hybrid I could get my hands on.

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