VW goes Excessive with all-electric off-road ID.4 idea

Based mostly on the all-wheel-drive ID.4 GTX, the ID.Xtreme will get extra energy and a raised suspension

Volkswagen’s ID household continues to develop. Standing for ‘Clever Design,’ the sub-brand represents the German automaker’s all-electric secure, with the ID.4 presently on sale in Canada; and the ID. Buzz and ID. Aero destined for our shores by 2024.

And whereas VW hasn’t dedicated to producing the just-revealed ID.Xtreme, an off-road adaptation of the ID.4 GTX — which isn’t out there in Canada — the idea appears to be like able to roll. It was unveiled on the ID.Treffen occasion in Locarno, Switzerland final week.

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As with all of the ID autos, the Xtreme relies on VW’s modular electric-drive platform (MEB), however with a superb dose of software program upgrades to deliver out the beast within the all-wheel drive idea. It shares the identical dual-electric-motor configuration because the ID.4 GTX, however will get a extra highly effective rear-drive motor, and horsepower is elevated to 285 kW (382hp) over the GTX’s 220 kW (295 hp) due to these software program tweaks.

The ID.Xtreme was unveiled in Locarno, Switzerland
The ID.Xtreme was unveiled in Locarno, SwitzerlandPicture by Volkswagen

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Beauty additions embrace 18-inch off-road wheels, a entrance bumper with a modified crash bar, 50-mm-wider wings, and LED lights on the roof. The suspension can be raised to enhance off-road functionality. And so as to add to its rugged atmosphere, the idea has a novel sound that’s projected externally by way of a speaker in a wheel effectively.

Cabin upgrades embrace Alcantara trim, closely bolstered seats, and orange accents all through.

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