Volkswagen, the German carmaker, recently debuted its electric SUV, the ID.4 GTX, in Kochi at its annual brand conference. The upcoming electric car, which was previously unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020, has been spotted testing frequently over the past six months. The Volkswagen ID.4 GTX, which is built on the MEB platform, is most likely the brand's first electric vehicle offered in India. The automaker plans to introduce this electric vehicle in India next year in order to capitalise on the opportunity in the rapidly expanding electric mobility space in the nation. The firm projects that by 2030, internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles will account for the remaining 75-80 per cent of its total sales in India. The company, which has unveiled a plethora of new variations of its current conventional engine models, the Taigun and the Virtus, anticipates a 40–45 per cent increase in sales this year. According to Ashish Gupta, brand director for Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, the company is pursuing a two-pronged strategy to strengthen its presence and advance its position in India: premiumisation and electrification.
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Volkswagen ID.4 GTX EV: Exterior Design
The Volkswagen ID.4 has a sleeker appearance, DRL-equipped headlamps, and signature GTX badging on the enclosed grille, side fenders, and rear liftgate. It also has an aerodynamic design. Moreover, the electric vehicle rides on 20-inch alloy wheels. The Volkswagen ID.4 GTX's rear profile is framed by an updated rear bumper and an LED light bar that spans the width of the rear.
Volkswagen ID.4 GTX EV: Powertrain Details
In the global market, the Volkswagen ID.4 GTX is powered by two electric motors with a maximum torque output of 310Nm and 299bhp of peak power. The 77kWh battery propelling the ID.4 GTX provides a fully charged WLTP range of 479 kilometre. The electric vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in six seconds. The mechanical specifications of the forthcoming Volkswagen ID.4 GTX EV in the Indian market are yet to be revealed by the firm.
Volkswagen ID.4 GTX EV: Interior
A 12.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a fully digital instrument panel, a power-operated rear lift gate, and a panoramic sunroof are likely to be included in the Volkswagen ID.4 GTX's interior. Furthermore, the front seats and steering wheel have GTX lettering, and the driver's seat has a 12-way power adjustment option.
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Volkswagen ID.4 GTX EV: Market Rivals
The Volkswagen ID.4 GTX EV is anticipated to make its India debut later this year, though Volkswagen has not yet confirmed this. Once it is launched, the ID.4 GTX will go up against models like the Volvo XC40 Recharge, the Kia EV6, the Hyundai Kona, and the Hyundai Ioniq 5.
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