Volkswagen has unveiled its first performance-focused electric model, the ID4 GTX.
Using a twin motor, all-wheel-drive powertrain, the ID4 GTX provides 299PS and can accelerate from 0-62mph in 6.2 seconds.
“Electric driving is simply great fun – and with the ID4 GTX we are adding a new dimension of sportiness and dynamics,” said Ralf Brandstätter, CEO of the Volkswagen Brand. “The most emotional member of the ID family to date shows that electric mobility and top sporty performance are not mutually exclusive.”
The GTX line is the electric equivalent of the GTI, as used on the Golf. It is expected that more GTX badged ID models will follow in due course.
When compared to a regular ID4, the GTX model has a more aggressive appearance thanks to redesigned bumpers, gloss black trim and an exclusive fog light design.
The interior features a darker colour scheme and can be equipped with sports seats.
A 77 kWh battery provides a range of 298 miles and the distribution of power between the motors is computer controlled. In normal driving only the rear axle is used, to improve efficiency.
Prices for the ID4 GTX are expected to start at around £50,000 when it arrives in the UK later this year.