- Volkswagen introduces its first all-electric vehicle, the ID.4 GTX, to the Indian market, set to be available in late 2023.
- The ID.4 GTX boasts a sleek and futuristic design, dual-motor powertrain producing 300 PS, and a 77kWh lithium-ion battery with a maximum driving range of 479 km, making it a direct competitor to midsize electric SUVs like the Volvo XC40 Recharge and Kia EV6.
Volkswagen introduced the India-spec ID.4 GTX all-electric vehicle at its annual brand conference, alongside new Taigun and Virtus variations and colour options. The new ID.4 GTX will be available in late 2023, according to the German automaker. The all-electric Volkswagen ID.4 GTX SUV has already been spotted many times in production-ready form on Indian roads.
The Volkswagen ID.4 GTX made its Indian premiere at Auto Expo 2020 for the first time. However, the all-electric SUV’s formal introduction in the country has only recently been confirmed. The new ID.4 GTX, which is built on Volkswagen’s MEB born-electric platform, will be Volkswagen’s first all-electric product for the Indian automobile market when it is released.
Design Features of Volkswagen ID.4 GTX
The Volkswagen ID.4 GTX has a sleek and futuristic design with modern features such as all-LED headlamps and tail lamps and GTX badging on the closed front grille, side front fenders, and boot lid. The new ID.4 GTX has a clean and aerodynamic look, 20-inch alloy wheels, and an LED connecting light bar between the tail lamps.
The inside of the Volkswagen ID.4 GTX is futuristic in design, with a full-TFT instrument dashboard, a panoramic sunroof, a huge touchscreen infotainment system, and motorized front seats and steering wheel.
The Volkswagen ID.4 GTX is available globally with a dual-motor arrangement in its range-topping version, which is also slated to arrive in India. The maximum power output of this dual-motor configuration is 300 PS, with a peak torque output of 310 Nm. It also includes a 77kWh lithium-ion battery with a maximum driving range of 479 kilometres. Volkswagen also boasts that the new ID.4 GTX can reach 100 kmph in 6 seconds from a standstill.
The new ID.4 GTX is expected to be an important model for Volkswagen’s future all-electric plans in India. Volkswagen’s new electric SUV will pave the way for India’s electrification journey. However, the German manufacturer’s primary concentration will be on gasoline-powered automobiles. Volkswagen plans to have 20% of its sales from all-electric vehicles by 2030, with the other 70%-80% coming from gasoline-powered vehicles.
The Volkswagen ID.4 GTX will be sold in batches in limited quantities through the CBU channel, as it has done in the past with specialised offers such as the T-Roc, Polo GTI, and Beetle. The new ID.4 GTX is projected to be priced in the Rs 55-65 lakh area, making it a direct contender to existing all-electric midsize vehicles such as the Volvo XC40 Recharge and Kia EV6.