Volkswagen is expanding its electric vehicle lineup with a new model that combines performance, luxury, and practicality. The Volkswagen ID.7 GTX is a long-distance limousine with more power and all-wheel drive, based on the upcoming ID.7 sedan.
The Volkswagen ID.7 GTX is expected to debut in 2023 as the flagship of the ID family, which already includes the compact Volkswagen ID.3 hatchback, the midsize Volkswagen ID.4 crossover, and the retro-styled Volkswagen ID. Buzz electric van. The ID.7 sedan will be the largest and most spacious model in the range, offering a roomy interior with a flat floor and a large trunk.
The Volkswagen ID.7 GTX will add some sporty flair to the elegant design of the ID.7 sedan, with a more aggressive front bumper, a black roof spoiler, and distinctive LED lights. The GTX badge stands for Gran Turismo X-treme and signifies that this is a high-performance version of the electric limousine.
The Volkswagen ID.7 GTX will feature a dual-motor system that delivers 335 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque, enabling it to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about six seconds and reach a top speed of 112 mph. The all-wheel-drive system will also provide better traction and stability in different road conditions.
The Volkswagen ID.7 GTX will have a large battery pack with a capacity of 111 kWh, which will allow it to travel up to 435 miles on a single charge, according to the WLTP cycle. The battery can be recharged at fast-charging stations with up to 200 kW of power, reaching 80% of its capacity in about 30 minutes.
The Volkswagen ID.7 GTX will also offer a high level of comfort and convenience for its passengers, with a spacious cabin that can accommodate up to five people. The interior will feature premium materials, such as leather and Alcantara, as well as ambient lighting and a panoramic sunroof. The dashboard will have a minimalist design, with a 12-inch touchscreen display and a head-up display with augmented reality features.
The Volkswagen ID.7 GTX will also come with advanced driver assistance systems, such as adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, and emergency braking. The car will also have an intelligent voice assistant that can respond to natural language commands and learn from the driver's preferences.
The Volkswagen ID.7 GTX will be a compelling option for customers who are looking for an electric vehicle that combines sportiness, luxury, and efficiency. The car will compete with other premium electric sedans, such as the Tesla Model S, the Lucid Air, and the Mercedes-Benz EQS.
The Volkswagen ID.7 GTX is expected to have a starting price of around $80,000 when it arrives in 2023. The car will be produced at Volkswagen's Zwickau plant in Germany, which is dedicated to electric vehicle manufacturing.
The Volkswagen ID.7 GTX is part of Volkswagen's ambitious plan to become a global leader in electric mobility by 2025. The company aims to launch more than 70 electric models across its brands by then and sell more than 26 million electric vehicles worldwide.
The Volkswagen ID.7 GTX is a clear sign that Volkswagen is not only committed to making electric vehicles more accessible and affordable for the masses but also more attractive and desirable for enthusiasts.