There's an enormous hint to the title. According to VW that GTX logo on the ID.4 SUV signifies an extra amount of power, sportiness, and street credibility. It's not so if you're a fan of that Scirocco GTX - a tarted-up car that was which was buried and born in 1983. Marketing professionals who are thinking of marketing? It's an indication of an VW Group MEB-platform product that does not really know the nature of it and the purpose for which it is.
So, what exactly is it trying to do?
Just what you would expect it is: a more athletic version of a regular car. The most significant benefit of GTX GTX over the other offered ID.4 model has not in the appearance of hot hatch that are in the form of more sporty bodywork and a cleaned-up interior.
For VW the most important factor is that this was the very first identification to have an engine at both ends for all-wheel drive. Even if Skoda (with the Enyaq) along with Audi (with their Q4) have beat VW to that specific configuration.
The battery pack of 77kWh is available already on the standard ID.4 however, this version provides better performance, including speeds of 62mph at 6.2sec which is a reduction from 8.5sec (but the top speed is that is still limited to 112mph). The official figure for GTX is 301 miles. GTX will be 301 miles or 291 miles with the more upgraded GTX Max version (priced from PS55,540) lower than 326 miles.
Let's forget about it being an EV GTI
If you are able to get it, the ID.4 GTX is revealed to be an excellent car, but it's not that is in the same class with that of the Tesla Model 3 Long Range or the Hyundai Ioniq 5, which are both identically priced.
The GTX is just 0.6sec slower at 62mph as compared to its 296bhp Golf GTI Clubsport, but the EV isn't as thrilling to drive like the Golf GTI. For handling the ID model that is the best of the best is, at the very least, just a dozen confetti flakes, and half a streamer of paper more enjoyable in comparison to it's RWD Pro edition. It's a solid, sturdy kind of car, but and doesn't seem as if it was made for pure driving pleasure at the top of the list.
What is it's handling?
The winding roads that lead that stretch from Braunschweig towards the Harz mountains The test car showed many strengths and weak points. Even when many of the electronic assistance functions disabled and the brake regen lowered and the Sport mode on which means all-wheel drive is always on - the massive GTX just doesn't like sudden braking or flashing at apexes.
On the positive aspect, this is a quiet and remarkably easy cruiser. It only takes a small earthquake to shake up the irrevocably planned dynamic stability, and each trip offers the secure isolation that one would enjoy only in the case of a Maybach or an Rolls. The suspension is remarkably stable regardless of whether the vehicle is equipped with tyres of different sizes while the ride is non-slippery. The mixture of grip roadholding, and traction can't be more pleasing, thanks to the steering not coloring the input by unintentionally enhancing or diminishing the impact.
The brakes need a fair amount of effort, but. Their feedback is less than reassuring. Full deceleration occurring only after a brief delay. The lengthy pedal travel can make the modulation process difficult.
VW ID.4 GTX: verdict
Its ID.4 GTX is neither fish today, but a fowl. All-wheel drive models of the Audi Q4 e-Tron and Skoda Enyaq iV have already done the same thing better. If you drive it as it is most comfortable, which is as a cruiser. Then you'll be able to enjoy its luxury and roominess as well as its excellent road holding. Don't think that you're driving a zero-emissions hot hatch.