New Volkswagen ID7 GTX Tourer debuts with 340hp, four-wheel drive and sporty makeover

March 13, 2024 by

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Volkswagen’s first electric estate car gets its sporty GTX makeover. Four-wheel drive courtesy of two electric motors and 340hp on tap; keep reading for all you need to know.

  • Volkswagen ID7 GTX revealed
  • Brand’s first electric estate gets a GTX makeover
  • Performance boost with twin electric motors
  • 340hp on tap
  • Maximum boot space of 605 litres with seats up
  • Up to 388-mile range possible

This is the new Volkswagen ID7 GTX Tourer – it’s a niche within a niche. Not only is the ID7 Tourer Volkswagen’s first electric estate car, but GTX is the brand’s new moniker for high-performance electric vehicles, so it’s both sporty and practical.

With order books opening ‘in the spring’ the new ID7 GTX Tourer joins the ID4, ID5 and recently revealed ID3 GTX in the brand’s hot EV model range – making it rather more heavily populated than the combustion-powered GTI lineup.

VW ID7 GTX Tourer: design and styling

The ID7 Tourer’s sleek lines gain a subtle but sporty makeover in the transition from the standard car to the GTX model. The bumper now has a honeycomb grille, with a unique GTX light signature.

The regular car’s black trim has been given a high-gloss finish, and the side sills and rear bumper also have a more dynamic design with another full-width honeycomb grille. A 20-inch alloy wheel is standard, with 21-inch wheels set to follow as an optional extra.

Inside, it’s the typical Volkswagen performance makeover. The ID7 GTX Tourer gets unique sports seats and a GTX steering wheel, all with red piping and decorative stitching that’s carried on through the dashboard and door panels. ‘GTX’ badging appears on the seat backrest and the lower spoke of the steering wheel.

The black and red theme continues with ‘Kings red’ metallic paint the new halo colour, a tribute to the first VW Golf GTI.

VW ID7 GTX Tourer: electric motors and performance

The GTX Tourer features two electric motors, one on each axle. The rear motor is unchanged from the standard car – it produces 286hp – but VW has added a 109hp motor on the front axle too. They give a combined maximum power output of 340hp, good for an electronically limited top speed of 119mph – though Volkswagen hasn’t yet revealed the car’s 0-62mph time.

The front motor consumes very little power when it’s put into standby mode under light load so it has the minimum impact on the car’s range. Thanks to an 86kWh battery pack, Volkswagen forecasts (though it hasn’t gone through the official tests just yet) a range of up to 388 miles – 38 miles less than the single-motor ID7 Tourer fitted with the same sized battery.

It’s capable of charging at up to 200kW at a suitably powerful public chargepoint, which means a 10-80% top-up takes less than 30 minutes.

Other enhancements for the GTX model include VW’s sharper ‘progressive’ steering, adaptive chassis control with stiffer suspension and a new ‘ESC Sport’ mode which allows for a little more freedom in the corners without having traction control spoil the fun too soon.

VW ID7 GTX Tourer: how much is it?

The ID7 Tourer itself isn’t due to be released until the second half of 2024, and pricing for that hasn’t been revealed yet. The regular ID7 costs from £51,000, so with the larger battery pack and the performance boost of the GTX we’d expect a price tag of around £65,000 or more.

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