Overnight Volkswagen has top and tailed its GTX range of hotted up electric vehicles with the Golf-sized ID.3 GTX, and the ID.7 GTX Tourer.

    Boasting 250kW and all-wheel drive, the ID.7 GTX Tourer sits atop Volkswagen’s range of electric cars.

    On the rear axle is the same 210kW APP550 permanent magnet synchronous electric motor that powers the base ID.3 GTX, and various versions of the ID.4, ID.5 and ID.7.

    What sets the ID.7 GTX apart from these other cars is the 80kW AKA150 asynchronous electric motor driving the front wheels. The standard electronic differential locks help to minimise wheel spin.

    Oddly, Volkswagen hasn’t provided torque or performance figures of the ID.7 GTX Tourer, but the 210kW rear-wheel drive versions of the ID.7 require 6.5 seconds to complete the 0-100km/h dash.

    Nor has Volkswagen published a range estimate, but we know there’s a 86kWh (net) battery pack living under the floor and it supports DC fast charging up to 200kW.

    Top speed is electronically limited to 180km/h – a moot point for Australians, but important for Germans driving on autobahns.

    The addition of all-wheel drive to the ID.7 means the maximum braked towing capacity has risen from 1000kg to 1400kg. Suspension has been retuned, and there are stronger stabilisers, as well as sharper steering. DCC or adaptive chassis control is an optional extra.

    Up front the ID.7 GTX Tourer is distinguished from its less powerful siblings by a new front bumper, which includes prominent lower air intake design that’s flanked by a set of LED driving lights.

    The mirror caps, roof arches, side sides, front and rear diffusers are finished in gloss black. Five body colours are available: Kings red metallic, Glacier white metallic, Scale silver metallic, Grenadilla black metallic, and Moonstone grey.

    The GTX Tourer rides on 20-inch alloy wheels, with the same ‘Skagen’ design as the ID.3 GTX, paired with 235/45 tyres up front and 255/40 rubber at the rear. A 21-inch option will be available later.

    On the inside there are sports seats trimmed with a mixture of fabric, ArtVelours microfleece, and faux leather. Red stitching is present on the seats, dashboard, steering wheel, and door trims.

    Options include a 700W Harman Kardon sound system, rear seat heating, and ergoActive front seats with similar materials, and 12-way electric adjustment, memory functions, ventilation, massaging, and auto sliding to make ingress and egress easier.

    As with the rest of the ID.7 range, the GTX Tourer has yet to be confirmed for Australia.

    Derek Fung

    Derek Fung would love to tell you about his multiple degrees, but he's too busy writing up some news right now. In his spare time Derek loves chasing automotive rabbits down the hole. Based in New York, New York, Derek loves to travel and is very much a window not an aisle person.

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