Volkswagen exhibits rugged ID.4 idea


Volkswagen final week unveiled a rugged idea automotive derived from its ID.4 electrical compact crossover.

Dubbed the Volkswagen ID.Xtreme, the idea relies on the ID.4 GTX, the title for the the dual-motor all-wheel drive model of the ID.4 exterior the U.S. It sports activities tougher-looking styling, raised suspension, and extra energy.

A extra highly effective rear motor and software program modifications enhance whole output by 87 hp over the usual ID.4 GTX, for a complete of 382 hp. For reference, the U.S.-market ID.4 is at present rated at 295 hp with all-wheel drive and 201 hp with rear-wheel drive. VW did not quote efficiency figures for the idea however beforehand stated the inventory ID.4 GTX will do 0-62 mph in 6.2 seconds, with a prime velocity electronically restricted to 112 mph.

Volkswagen ID.Xtreme concept

Volkswagen ID.Xtreme idea

Different modifications embrace 18-inch off-road wheels housed in 3D-printed fender flares, together with a entrance push bar, and roof rack with LED mild bar. The inside will get some Alcantara trim, revamped seats, and orange accents. VW additionally gave the idea a singular sound, projected externally by means of a speaker in a wheel nicely.

The car itself is a surplus ID.4 GTX prototype, with a used 82-kwh battery pack. It is not the primary off-road ID.4 one-off, although. VW has constructed ID.4 racers for the NORRA Mexican 1000 and Rebelle Rally.

The ID.Xtreme was unveiled in Locarno, Switzerland, at ID.Treffen, an occasion for EV followers modeled on the annual Wörthersee fanatic gathering in Austria. VW historically unveils ideas at that occasion, so maybe we’ll see extra ideas just like the ID.Xtreme if ID.Treffen takes off.


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