VW GTX-E cars: Different standard equipment and appearance

The GTX product brand from Volkswagen stands for the sporty top models of the all-electric ID. Family. The ID.4 GTX and ID.5 GTX models with dual-engine four-wheel drive, which were introduced last year, now have more comprehensive standard equipment to underline this claim. In addition, with new design accents in black and red, they give a preview of the look of other GTX models. In the future, it should be possible for any ID. provide a GTX model for the series. ID.4 GTX can now be ordered from 53,255 euros and ID.5 GTX from 56,455 euros.

Volkswagen is upgrading the sporty GTX models. The previous accessory packages “Design” and “Comfort” are now included in the standard equipment. They include a climate-friendly windscreen, tinted side windows and rear windows, heated front seats, two USB-C interfaces at the front and two at the rear, a variable center console, the air conditioning “Air Care Climatronic” system with active combination filter, stationary air conditioning and two zones -Temperature control.

There are a few other innovations in the interior: The dashboard and door panels are now black. Red decorative seams throughout the interior should emphasize sportiness and are, among other things, placed in the black leather steering wheel. In addition, the optional sports seats are decorated with red stitching, tucks and logo as well as a circumferential trap seam. Externally, however, the color black is intended to set accents: the tagram list, the C-pillar, the side mirrors and the diffuser now shine in glossy black. Shiny 21-inch rims with a “black” look are available on request. Together with the standard black roof finish and the tinted windows, the result is a progressive and at the same time elegant look.

The sporty product brand GTX with its all-electric performance models has been part of the Volkswagen portfolio for more than a year. The dynamic vehicles combine electric mobility, sustainability and sportiness. The dynamic design must also emphasize the special character and recognizable value of high-quality GTX models.

“The success of ID.4 GTX and ID.5 GTX confirms our strategy of positioning the GTX product brand independently. Both models record installation rates of nearly 40 percent in their respective model series. We will continuously expand this product brand and in the future for each ID. offer a GTX variant – from ID.3 to ID. Buzz. ” – Silke Bagschik, Head of Sales and Marketing for ID. Volkswagen family

Performance and suitability for everyday use thanks to the 4MOTION twin-engine four-wheel drive: The GTX models use two electric motors, one on the front and one on the rear axle. They have a system output of 220 kW (299 hp), offer a total torque of 460 Nm and work together as an electric drive.

A permanently excited synchronous motor (PSM) with an output of 150 kW (204 hp) and a torque of 310 Nm acts on the rear axle. An asynchronous motor (ASM) with 80 kW (109 hp) and 162 Nm is also installed on the front axle. This is extremely compact and lightweight, can be overloaded in a short time and provides only minimal resistance losses when running without power. The electronically limited top speed is 180 km / h. The trailer load on both GTX models is a maximum of 1400 kilos (at an 8 percent incline) and thus 200 kilos more than the model variants with rear-wheel drive.

The driving dynamics manager intelligently controls the dual motor drive on the ID.4 GTX and ID.5 GTX. Software specially developed by Volkswagen always aims to achieve the optimum in terms of efficiency, dynamics and driving stability. The e-machine on the rear axle often takes care of the drive alone. As soon as a sporty driving style is desired, or even more traction is required, the asynchronous machine on the front axle is switched on. This happens within a few hundredths of a second and is so fluid that the driver does not notice it. But not only the drive, but also all brake, steering and chassis control systems are controlled by the driving dynamics manager depending on the selected driving profile.

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ID.4 GTX offers a range of up to 500 kilometers (WLTP), ID.5 GTX of up to 512 kilometers (WLTP). The maximum charging power for both models is 135 kW. The 77 kWh high voltage battery can be charged from 5 percent to 80 percent in up to 36 minutes and then offers a range of an additional 337 kilometers for the ID.4 GTX and an additional 376 kilometers for the ID.5 GTX (both WLTP values). The intelligent e-route planner provides support for long journeys: The navigation system creates a smart multi-stop route plan that allows the car to reach its destination as quickly as possible. This is continuously adjusted while driving – for example, a short charging stop can be omitted if the driver drives very efficiently.

With the next software generation, the Plug & Charge feature is also available in the new GTX models and will make charging on the go even more convenient in the future: The vehicle automatically authenticates itself as soon as the customer plugs the charging cable into a compatible DC fast charging station, and starts encrypted and secure communication between the car and the column. This authentication only takes a few seconds, after which the loading process begins – a convenient plus. Plug & Charge is already supported by many major charging infrastructures such as Ionity, Aral, BP, Enel, EON as well as Iberdrola and Eviny. Other major providers are following suit.

Source: Volkswagen – press release of 15/06/2022

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