- Volkswagen has quietly confirmed the 2021 release of the VW ID.4 GTX and the ID.5 electric vehicles.
- Though details on the hardware remain a mystery, it is said that the ID.4 GTX could see a boosted acceleration.
- The ID.4 GTX and the ID.5 are expected to run on Volkswagen’s MEB platform which will power the new breed of the company’s electric vehicles.
Volkswagen is gearing up for a handful of EV releases over the next couple of years. The company has now quietly confirmed two new EVs that will be launched in 2022. The automaker has said that it will launch the performance-oriented ID.4 GTX and the new ID.5 coupe EV later this year. These will be part of the company’s goal to launch 20 new EVs by 2025.
As for the performance aspect of the ID.4 GTX, it is said that the EV will be capable of accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in 6.2 seconds. The upgraded performance will come at the cost of the range, which is expected to be somewhat lower than the standard variant’s 250 miles rating.
The ID.5, on the other hand, is expected to use the same powertrain but will have a sleeker appearance overall. It’s no surprise that this EV will also be based on VW’s MEB platform. Volkswagen hasn’t confirmed official release dates for either vehicle, but it is likely that the ID.4 GTX will make its debut in spring this year followed by a release by late 2021. However, there’s no word on when or if it will reach American shores.
The ID.5 should be limited to Europe as per initial reports. One likely reason for this is that the ID.5 and the ID.4 GTX use the same powertrain. However, Volkswagen may be inclined to reconsider its position given the popularity of the coupe segment.
The VW ID.4 First Edition launched in the U.S. late last year and went out of sale fairly quickly indicating a high level of demand for VW’s first fully electric vehicle to land in the region.
It will be interesting to see what the ID.4 GTX and ID.5 will be capable of, particularly in terms of performance. The German automaker is expected to offer more details on the capabilities of the two EVs over the coming months.
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