Volkswagen ID. Crozz spied in production body

Volkswagen will have a high-performance line-up within its fully-electric ID. model range, and it is set to wear the GTX badge, sources at the German automaker have confirmed to Autocar.

The new name has already been trademarked by Volkswagen for a number of ID. models; this includes a production version of the ID. Crozz coupe which will likely be named the ID. 5 GTX in its most powerful guise, the magazine noted. This also follows naming convention for Volkswagen’s performance models, which bear the GTI, GTD and GTE badges for its higher-performance petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid models, respectively.

Volkswagen remains tight-lipped on the debut of the first GTX model, however development for a performance version of the ID.5 – known in concept form as the ID. Vizzion and ID. Space Vizzion – is ongoing at Volkswagen’s R&D centre in Braunschweig, Germany, and is set to make its debut in 2021, the magazine reported.

A performance version of the ID. 5 (ID. Vizzion and Space Vizzion) is currently being developed.

The ‘X’ in the GTX name is claimed to denote all-wheel-drive, says Autocar, which suggests that these forthcoming, performance-oriented ID. models will feature dual electric motors – one for each axle. The ID. 3 electric hatchback is powered by a rear-axle mounted motor producing 204 PS and 310 Nm of torque, therefore the dual-motor performance versions will be considerably more powerful.

The Volkswagen ID. Crozz has been spotted testing in production guise, and it is set to use a dual-motor setup with 306 hp and a battery range of approximately 500 km from tis 83 kWh battery pack. In concept guise, the ID. Crozz measures 4,625 mm long with a 2,773 mm wheelbase, 1,891 mm wide and 1,609 mm tall, with 515 litres of luggage capacity.

Beyond the GTX performance range, Volkswagen is also considering an even more potent ID. range of electric models under its R division. In its present concept form, the ID. Space Vizzion packs an 82 kWh battery for a range of up to 590 km, producing 335 hp and 659 Nm of torque sent to all four wheels in its most potent guise, propelling it from 0-100 km/h in 5.4 seconds.

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