Tuesday, September 28, 2021
News Volkswagen announced production of the ID.X concept

Volkswagen announced production of the ID.X concept

  • The ID.X concept will be known as the ID.3 GTX when it reaches production, perhaps next year

  • The ID.X is an electric performance hatchback which could be a successor to the Golf GTI

  • The ID.3 GTX will be the third performance-oriented car from VW’S electric ID division

When Volkswagen showed the ID.X concept earlier this year, no one knew if it would reach production. The brand used the IAA show in Munich to confirm production of the ID.X this week.

The ID.X could be available as soon as next year under the ID.3 GTX name. This name change is in order to fit it in to the already established naming structure used by Volkswagen’s ID sub-brand.

The ID.3 GTX is unlikely to receive the concept’s 329 horsepower drivetrain, instead making use of the same elements found in the bigger ID.4 GTX.

This means that the car should be powered by a dual-motor setup delivering 295 horsepower to all four wheels. Since the ID.3 GTX will be lighter than the ID.4 GTX, it should accelerate faster than the bigger car’s 6.2 seconds to 100 km/h (62 mph) and its range should be greater than 480 km, provided it uses the same battery as the ID.4 GTX.

The ID.X concept showed significant weight reduction relative to other ID model, but it is unclear whether this will translate to the production model.

The prospect of a small electric hatchback that is focused on performance will interest many enthusiasts who dreaded the multiplication of electric cars, even more so if this hot hatch has AWD and close to 300 horsepower.

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