Powerful, yet elegant. The 4.58-metre-long ID.4 GTX sits on the road with a powerful and confident appearance. Its modern design combines the powerful nature of an SUV with advanced aerodynamics – its drag coefficient is just 0.29. Alongside the flowing lines of the basic body shape, a number of detailed solutions help to create this outstanding result. These range from the electric radiator blind in the vehicle front end and the flush door handles to the sculpted tail light clusters.
A new signature at night. The air intake grilles at the front of the ID.4 GTX come in high-gloss black paintwork. The slim outer intake grilles contain a stack of three LEDs each, which create an exclusive signature light in the dark. The standard LED matrix headlights are an even more eye-catching feature – their modules with side ambient lights are reminiscent of the human eye. Each module is made up of 18 individual LEDs, eleven of which can be individually switched off and dimmed. Together with an additional spotlight, they emit the IQ.Light, always illuminating the road as brightly as possible without dazzling other road users. When the lights are switched on, a light strip joins the two headlights together.
Innovative 3D LED tail light clusters. The rear of the ID.4 GTX stands out with innovative 3D LED tail light clusters: Made up of nine free-standing fibre optic cable elements, the lights create an arched tail light in a rich shade of red. The brake light creates an X shape, while the dynamic turn signal flashes from inside to out. A red light strip stretches between the tail light clusters. Dynamic animations in the lights welcome drivers and bid them farewell.
Sporty design details. The athletic vehicle body, which looks as though it has been cast in a single piece, also features a number of details that point to the ID.4 GTX’s unique status. The body’s paintwork is more dominant than that of other vehicles with a rear-wheel drive. It enhances the sweeping lines and the vehicle’s strong presence on the road. For instance, the strips on the doors are painted in the same colour as the body; only the slim attachments at the bottom of the body come in Black. The roof and rear spoiler also come in Black, while the roof frame bar is a high-gloss Anthracite. The air grilles on the front end are painted in High-gloss Black. The rear bumper features a new, striking design, while the diffuser insert is painted in Galvano Grey. GTX badges are attached to the wing panels, doors and rear. The paintwork options are Metallic Glacier White, Metallic Manganese Grey, Solid Moonstone Grey, Metallic Scale Silver, Metallic Stonewashed Blue and Metallic Kings Red – a new athletic shade.
Plenty of space in the vehicle interior. There is a brand new layout thanks to the architecture of Volkswagen’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB), which forms the basis for the ID.4 models. The technical components take up very little space and the wheelbase is a full 2.77 metres. This creates a vehicle interior that is as spacious as that of a conventional SUV from the next vehicle class up – offering some serious room. Its calm design emphasises the airy feeling of spaciousness: The dash panel appears to float and is separated from the centre console; its flexible configuration establishes a sense of order. The centre airbag between the front seats is deployed in the event of a side collision, further enhancing the already high level of passive safety.
High utility value. The luggage compartment of the ID.4 GTX has a 543-litre volume, which rises to 1,575 litres when the rear seat backrests are folded forwards (loaded to roof height). With its electrically folding ball coupling, the top-of-the-range model can tow trailers weighing up to 1,400 kilograms (braked, on a 8 percent gradient). When driving on a slippery surface such as on snow or wet grass, the electric dual-motor all-wheel drive system ensures powerful grip, particularly in Traction mode.
Colours and trim. The vehicle interior is presented in a new colour scheme, which emphasises the ID.4 GTX’s nature with its sporty yet elegant and modern style. The predominant colour is black. The upper section of the dash panel and leatherette inserts in the doors come in X-Blue, a dark shade of blue that represents sustainability. Red contrasting seams – a classic symbol for sportiness and strength – add accents to the seats. The steering wheel, steering column, display housing and door inserts shine in a chic black. The GTX logo appears on the steering wheel, sill panel trims and – in perforated form – at the top of the front seat backrests. The stainless steel pedals feature the Play & Pause design, a hallmark of the ID. family.
Extensively equipped. The standard equipment in the ID.4 GTX includes background lighting with 30 colours, a heated leather steering wheel, and split folding rear seat backrests. The animal-free seats combine fabric upholstery with red seams and leatherette inserts on the seat cushion bolsters and at the top of the backrest. Both front seats have individually adjustable armrests on the inside.
Seats with AGR seal of approval. On request, Volkswagen will install its premium sports seats with high seat cushion bolsters, integrated head restraints, decorative elements and piping. They are equipped with electrical adjustment functions, lumbar support and a memory and massage function and have been awarded the AGR (German Campaign for Healthier Backs) seal of approval. The premium sports seats are also made without animal products: The seat cushion bolsters are covered in leatherette, while the central panels come in ArtVelours. This is a microfibre fabric, 20% of which has been recycled from items such as old plastic bottles. The front seat backrests feature perforated ID. logos.
Extras for added comfort. Like the other ID.4 models, Volkswagen is providing a range of packages for the ID.4 GTX, Design, Comfort, Infotainment, Assistance and Sport, all of which are available in Plus versions. The Design and Comfort packages include features like a large tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof, front side windows made from acoustic glass, privacy glass for the rear, heated front seats, the Climatronic air conditioning system with two- or three-zone control, and a very versatile centre console. For the luggage compartment, there is a double floor that eliminates the loading step, a net partition and a luggage net.
Operating concept with two displays. The operating concept in the ID.4 GTX is as lean as it is intuitive. The dash panel is designed without physical buttons and switches, giving it a clean and ultra-modern look. Using the multifunction steering wheel, the driver can control a compact 5.3-inch diagonal display showing the most important information. A large rocker switch on the right-hand side is used to select the driving profiles. The middle of the dash panel accommodates the touch display for the navigation system, telephone functions, media, assist systems and vehicle settings. It has a 10-inch diagonal screen as standard, while the version in the Infotainment Plus package measures as much as 12 inches. The standard natural voice control function “Hello ID.”, which can process a large number of everyday phrases, forms the second operating level. Thanks to its Internet connection, it can tap into the knowledge consolidated on the Cloud.
Innovative display technologies. Innovative display technologies complement the operating concept: The ID.Light (fitted as standard) runs as a narrow LED strip under the windscreen. It provides intuitive assistance for the driver in a variety of situations – such as turning or when receiving tips from the Eco Assistance function – by generating easily understandable lighting effects.
Augmented reality head-up display. The Infotainment Plus package includes the augmented reality head-up display, which merges its displays into real-life surroundings in 3D. Lane markings for assist systems and turn commands from the navigation system appear to float around ten metres ahead of the vehicle in the driver’s line of sight. All symbols are positioned perfectly in line with the real world outside the vehicle and are shown dynamically. The system is enhanced by a second flat window for conventional displays. With the augmented reality head-up display, Volkswagen has become the world’s first manufacturer to transfer this piece of high-end technology into the compact E-SUV segment.