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2022 Volkswagen ID.4 GTX detailed: The Golf GTI of electric SUVs charges up with Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6 and Toyota bZ4X in sight

The ID.4 GTX is the sportiest member of Volkswagen’s emerging ID family.

Volkswagen has revealed the all-electric ID.4 mid-size SUV’s sporty new flagship, the GTX, which goes tyre to tyre with the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6 and Toyota bZ4X, among others.

As its name suggests, the ID.4 GTX is the Golf GTI of zero-emissions crossovers, with it featuring a dual-motor powertrain that produces 220kW of power and provides on-demand all-wheel drive. The regular ID.4 has a 150kW single-motor set-up with rear-wheel drive.

The ID.4 GTX’s combination helps it to sprint from a standstill to 100km/h in 6.2 seconds, while its top speed is electronically limited to 180km/h, making it 2.3s quicker and 20km/h faster than the regular ID.4.

Fitted with a 77kWh battery, the ID.4 GTX’s range (WLTP) is 480km, which is 40km short of what the regular ID.4 manages with the same capacity partly due to the weight added by its front-mounted electric motor.

Available upgrades for the ID.4 GTX include sports suspension, adaptive dampers, variable-ratio steering and 21-inch alloy wheels, with 20-inch items standard fit.

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Styling-wise, the ID.4 GTX stands out from the regular ID.4 with its extended paintwork, three-point LED daytime running lights, unique rear bumper and different trim.

Inside, the most obvious differences between the ID.4 GTX and regular ID.4 are the former’s X-Blue upper dashboard and door inserts, red stitching and numerous ‘GTX’ logos.

As reported, Volkswagen Australia is currently targeting a 2023 launch date for its initial line-up of ID electric vehicles, with the ID.4 the preferred starter, so stay tuned.