MOTORS - Volkswagen's new electric models are 'the manufacturer's most powerful to date' - The Rugby Observer

MOTORS - Volkswagen's new electric models are 'the manufacturer's most powerful to date'

Rugby Editorial 16th Mar, 2024   0

VOLKSWAGEN has used a ‘double world premiere’ to unveil facts, figures and pictures of its new sporty electric models.

The ID.3 GTX1 and ID7. GTX1 Tourer are both impressive machines as the manufacturer looks to expand its range.

The ID.3’s – VW’s most powerful electric drivetrain engine – ensures convincing performance while the ID.7’s all-wheel Tourer is billed as the most powerful Volkswagen estate built to date.

The two highly dynamic Volkswagen models will be launched soon with an individual exterior design, including their own front and light signatures, sporty design details in the interior and powerful performance drives.

The sportiest models from the all-electric ID. product line have already borne the GTX label since 2021 – based on the dynamic Volkswagen models with the designations GTI, GTD or GTE.

The sporty and dynamic GTX models offer a completely unique and particularly fascinating type of electric mobility.




And the previous models have been well-received with every fifth newly registered ID.4 and ID.5 in Europe already a GTX model. This shows just how popular this is with customers.

Volkswagen has now transferred the successful driving dynamics to the ID.3 GTX and ID.7 GTX Tourer – with an individual technical set-up in each case.


ID.3 GTX

The rear-wheel drive comes in two variants – the top-of-the-line model – the ID3. GTX Performance1 – is a snappy, compact sports car.

Kai Grünitz, member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management responsible for development, said he felt, with its spontaneous and superior power delivery, the new ID.3 GTX Performance, was the electric equivalent of the Golf GTI Clubsport4.

“Of course, an electric drive and a turbocharged petrol engine each have their own unique character. Yet the ID.3 GTX Performance and the Golf GTI Clubsport share the same fascinating lightness when they accelerate.”

He added ‘driving pleasure was guaranteed’.

The design and equipment of the ID.3 GTX. The ID.3 GTX stands out from all other models in the product line thanks to its individualised exterior design.

The GTX-specific front bumper features a new independent black air intake in a diamond-style design and has new daytime running lights on the left and right.

The black elements of the body have a high-gloss finish. This additionally applies to the newly designed side sills and the new lower area of the rear end with diffuser.

Also new are the 20-inch Skagen alloy wheels fitted as standard and a host of GTX-specific features customise the vehicle interior.

ID.7 GTX Tourer

The ID.7 GTX Tourer is making its debut as the most powerful model in the product line.

Like the ID.4 GTX and ID.5 GTX, it has a dual-motor all-wheel drive system that can power the front axle in parallel with the rear axle.

Mr Grunitz said: “The ID.7 GTX Tourer paves the way for a new type of sporty mobility by combining the spaciousness of a large estate with the performance of a sports car.

“What is fascinating here is the instantaneous punch with which the electric motors provide their maximum output and torque in fractions of a second.”

The front of the ID.7 GTX Tourer is distinguished from the other models by a distinctive bumper with honeycomb grille and GTX-specific light graphics including illuminated badges.

As with the ID.3 GTX, all black elements have a high-gloss finish.

The ID.7 also has 20-inch Skagen alloy wheels fitted as standard and the interior is refined by features such as individualised seats (heated in the front).

The model also boasts GTX-specific multi-function steering wheel with red decorative stitching. The luggage compartment capacity of up to 1,714 litres is just as large as for the rear-wheel drive variants.

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