The Volkswagen ID 4 GTX is the high-performance version of the ID 4 all-electric SUV…..something like the equivalent to the GTI compared to the standard Golf hatchback. Sportier styling by way of more aggressive bumpers, unique wheels, and a lowered ride height.

It’s far from a simple reworking of the standard ID 4, and the most notable one refers to the drivetrain. Compared to ID 4, which has a single electric motor to power the rear wheels, the GTX uses a motor on each axle, giving it four-wheel drive and  a better performance of 295bhp.

It certainly feels quicker than the standard ID 4 on a loaded throttle – as backed up by its 0-62mph time of 6.2sec, which is 2.3 sec quicker than the ID 4 Pro Performance.

Also shared with that car are two primary driving modes: D and B. D favours coasting, allowing the GTX to roll for impressively long distances with only minimal energy recuperation on a trailing throttle. B triggers greater regen, with the brakes programmed to pull it up with maximum harvesting of electricity. In addition, there are five driving modes on top of these two settings.

What about range? The official figure is 480 km, while our test car showed a maximum of 390 on a full charge – and that turned out to be accurate over a mix of motorway, urban and rural roads during our time with it.

The GTX is quite versatile, with lots of space in the cabin and trunck.

Inside, along with 30-colour ambient lighting, the GTX has a 5.3-inch digital driver’s display and 10-inch touchscreen with voice control,  stainless-steel pedals, sports seats with stitching, and a sports steering wheel.

VW ID.4 GTX aspectSpecification
Drivetrain LayoutAll-wheel drive
Motor(s)Two (front and rear)
Maximum Power220 kW (299 PS/295 bhp)
Maximum TorqueTBA
Acceleration (0-100 km/h/0-62 mph)6.2 seconds
Top Speed180 km/h (112 mph)
Trailer loadUp to 1,200 kg (2,645 lbs)
Wheels20- & 21-inch
Battery Pack Capacity (Net)77 kWh
Maximum Charging Power125 kW
Range (WLTP)480 km (298 miles)
Fast-charging Range (30 mins)306 km (190 miles)
100% Charging Time (Home Charger)Approx. 7 h 30 min