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Volkswagen ID.3 GTX: price, specs and release date

Russell Campbell

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Russell Campbell

Volkswagen ID.X

Volkswagen has revealed pictures of the Volkswagen ID.3 GTX.

It's thought to preview the electric equivalent of a Volkswagen Golf GTI – a practical family car that's quick and fun to drive.

Volkswagen ID.X, Volkswagen CEO Ralph Brandstaetter

Volkswagen ID.3 GTX price and release date

If Volkswagen builds the new Volkswagen ID.3 GTX, you can expect it to cost more than £40,000 – comfortably making it the most expensive model in the Volkswagen ID.3 range. The pictures show a car that looks production-ready so an on-sale date of sometime next year is logical.

Volkswagen ID.X interior

Volkswagen ID.3 GTX specs

A look at Volkswagen's current hot hatch line-up gives you an idea of what to expect from the ID.3 GTX. It'll get sharper looks than the regular range, go-faster interior bits and, of course, more power.

The looks will come from a subtle body kit, big wheels and a larger roof spoiler. Coloured highlights – like the GTI model's red exterior trim – will likely also feature but it is unlikely to be the garish fluorescent yellow you see here. 

Volkswagen ID.X seats

Volkswagen ID.3 GTX interior

It's the same story on the inside. The pics show us more coloured highlights and a pair of sports seats. You can expect the infotainment screen to get GTX-specific graphics and the rubber-covered pedals to be replaced with sporty aluminium items.

Performance is likely to come from the same electric motors – one at the front and one at the back – that power the Volkswagen ID.4 GTX. Tuned to produce at least 300PS, they should give the Volkswagen ID.3 GTX acceleration of 0-62mph in less than six seconds. Its top speed will be capped at 110mph to preserve the battery.

The concept car is 200kg lighter than a regular ID.3 and you can expect it to ride lower. Four-wheel drive will give it excellent grip and it could also include a drift mode for easily controlled slides.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Front Side View

Want a fast Volkswagen hatchback?

If you want a fast car that can fit your life like a glove, the Volkswagen Golf GTI is one of your best bets. It's grown-up looking and practical, but also fun on the right road. 

Around £15,000 is all you need to get your hands on a 2015 model with high-ish miles. Rather have the current model? Well, around £32,000 gets you behind the wheel of a 2020 car with less than 15,000 miles on the clock.

There isn't presently a four-wheel-drive version of the Volkswagen ID.3 but that is set to change with the reveal of the hot GTX model.

The Volkswagen ID.3 is one of our favourite new electric cars. It has a roomy interior for its size and its instant punch makes it ideal for nipping in and out of gaps in town. 

The Volkswagen Golf is slightly longer than the ID.3 – 4284mm versus 4261mm –  however the ID.3 counters by being both wider and taller. 

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