Volkswagen launches ID.  XTREME, an off-road concept based on the ID.4 GTX

Volkswagen launches ID. XTREME, an off-road concept based on the ID.4 GTX

Volkswagen ID. XTREME Concept | Photo: Volkswagen
  • The concept is based on the ID.4 GTX, a sports variant of the ID.4 sold only in Europe

  • This model has 382 horsepower, which is 87 more than the standard ID.4 GTX

  • Other changes include 18-inch off-road wheels, extended 3D fenders and Rally-inspired suspension.

Volkswagen has unveiled a new concept, the ID.4 GTX modified for off-road performance.

Named ID. XTREME, this concept is a rally car and an electric crossover. It was designed to show that electric cars are just as capable as petrol models and can be modified too.

Since this car is a one-off that is not intended for sale, Volkswagen used a development model of the ID.4 GTX that was no longer needed and gave it an 82 kWh battery used to reduce emissions from the production of this device. concept.

To increase its performance, VW has replaced the rear engine with a more powerful engine that brings the total output of the power train to 382 horsepower, which is 87 horsepower more than the production version of the ID.4 GTX, which it is already more powerful. The ID.4 variant is only sold in Europe.

In addition to this new power train, the concept also received a rally suspension that allows it to adapt to high-speed off-road conditions, as well as special 18-inch rims that carry small road tires. .

Volkswagen ID.  XTREME Concept |  Photo: Volkswagen
Volkswagen ID. XTREME Concept | Photo: Volkswagen

To protect his body work and mechanics, identification. The XTREME has a modified protection element that extends beyond the front plate and a sealed bottom. The roof rack also includes a full-width LED light bar to illuminate the dark stages of rally racing.

The body of the car itself has also received some changes as the fenders are 50 millimeters wider than usual thanks to 3D printed parts.

Volkswagen also says that this car emits sound from an external speaker that was developed by its design department.

Obviously, this model will not be released to the public, but the leader of the MEB platform team responsible for the concept says that the automaker will take public feedback into consideration for its future products.

That means a more understated version of the ID.4 could be released in the coming years if EV buyers are interested in the concept formula.