Volkswagen is preparing a new offer for the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) segment. The GTX is an electric vehicle that will make up the German company's menu for 2021. However, the question that arises is: is this the electric SUV that will challenge the Tesla Model Y?
Although the world is still under a pandemic state, there are already more movements and it was in this bustle of the state of deflation that “clandestine” images of the new VW ID.4 GTX were captured.
As can be seen from the captured images, clandestine, the VW ID.4 GTX electric SUV appears as a high-performance crossover. According to some publications, this is the electric version of the GTI. Volkswagen will use the name GTX for the high-end models of the ID.4 line.
Although the VW logo is not detected, the body and design of the ID.4 platform is clearly identifiable. As is known, the VW ID.4 electric SUV was introduced last month, as it had been announced in late 2019.
What's new in the VW ID.4 GTX electric SUV
The photos show the entire vehicle with all the design already thought of the VW ID.4 GTX. In these images, quite significant changes are noticeable.
The most crucial detail is the spoiler, which gives the car an aggressive and sporty look. In addition, the VW ID.4 GTX also comes with “fake exhaust”. These give the electric car an unconventional look and also indicate the presence of a pedestrian warning system. In simple words, it will be the artificial sound system.
The VW ID.4 GTX will likely have an engine with even better performance than the conventional ID.4. As speculated, this will be the competitor of the German car manufacturer to the Tesla Model Y.
If we believe the reports, then, unlike conventional ID.4, the Volkswagen GTX will be an electric SUV with four-wheel drive. The name X suggests that there will also be an engine on the front axle. The front and rear engines will have a combined power of 302 hp.
However, the ID.4 will be a rear-wheel drive variant with only one electric motor, producing 202 hp. In addition, the conventional ID.4 comes equipped with an 83 kWh battery capable of providing about 400 km.
Does the Tesla Y model accept the challenge?
It is not entirely fair to label it as a competitor to the Tesla Model Y. With the help of a quick comparison of performance specifications, it is clear that the Model Y is way ahead of the ID.4 GTX.
The total output power of the Model Y is significantly more than what GTX has to offer. For now, the only parameter where it looks the same is size.
However, everything will be all right when Volkswagen makes an official announcement. For now, as far as is known, there is no release date for the ID.4 GTX to the market. VW is believed to reveal the conventional ID.4 by the end of 2020, so the performance model should still be at least a year away.