Volkswagen ID.4 GTX electric car spotted on Indian roads

Electric vehicles are slowly gaining traction in the Indian market. Some manufacturers are making cars in India such as Tata Nexon EV, Tigor EV and Tiago EV. On the other hand, there are some other brands that are importing them such as Mercedes Benz EQS and BMW iX. Now, VW appears to be preparing to enter the EV market.

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March 8, 2023 at 17:48 pm

The GTX badge signifies that the ID.4’s test mule is the high-performance version. (Photo credit: Twitter/AshishAUplap)

Volkswagen’s ID.4 has been spotted on Indian roads. The manufacturer was spotted testing a GTX version of the ID.4, the higher-end version of the vehicle. This is not the first time ID.4 has been spotted. The electric crossover, which will be unveiled globally in 2021, is based on the ID Crozz concept, which was also showcased at the 2020 India Auto Expo.

The ID.4 GTX has a claimed range of 479 kilometers.  (Photo credit: Twitter/AshishAUplap)

The ID.4 GTX has a claimed range of 479 kilometers. (Photo credit: Twitter/AshishAUplap)

The ID.4 is Volkswagen’s second electric car. The first one is ID.3. Both vehicles are based on the MEB, or modular electric drive platform. The platform is an all-electric one, with four wheels placed in the corners and the battery pack serving as the vehicle’s floor.

The test mule was spotted running red on 20-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. The ID.4 is equipped with two electric motors, one for each axle, whereas the standard ID.4 has only one. Having two electric motors also means it has all-wheel drive too. However, the vehicle is rear-wheel drive most of the time, sending power to the front wheels only when slip is detected. The ID.4 GTX has a rated power output of 295 bhp. It can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.2 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 180 km/h. In comparison, the standard ID.4 has a top speed of 160 km/h.

The battery pack on the ID.4 has a capacity of 77 kWh. The GTX’s WLTP claims a range of 479 kilometers, compared to 520 kilometers in standard configuration.

First published date: March 8, 2023 at 17:48 PM CST

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