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Volkswagen unveils the new ID.7 GTX as its most powerful EV yet

The Volkswagen ID.7 is gaining new variants with more power, longer range, and sporty design. Volkswagen unveiled the new ID.7 GTX, its most powerful EV yet. It’s also launching the ID.7 Pro S pre-orders with up to 440 miles (709 km) WLTP range.

Volkswagen launches new ID.7 GTX, three other trims

Volkswagen added the ID.7, the sixth member of its ID series last year. VW’s ID family now includes the ID.3, ID.4, ID.5, ID.6, and ID.Buzz.

After launching pre-orders last August in Europe, Volkswagen said the ID.7 was available in two trims, the Pro and Pro S, starting at around $62,000 (€56,995). The base Pro, powered by a 77 kWh battery, provided up to 385 miles (621 km) WLTP range.

Volkswagen said the Pro S would launch later with a larger battery and more range. It also teased a sporty dual-motor AWD GTX trim.

The new ID.7 GTX was officially revealed as Volkswagen’s most powerful EV this week. With up to 335 hp (250 kW), the sporty electric fastback can sprint from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/hr) in 5.4 seconds.

Volkswagen ID.7 GTX (Source: Volkswagen)

Volkswagen is launching pre-sales for the ID.7 GTX on Thursday (June 6), with prices starting from $68,700 (63,155 euros).

Meanwhile, pre-sales for three other ID.7 models will also start Thursday, including the ID.7 GTX Tourer, ID.7 Pro S, and ID.7 Tourer Pro S.

Volkswagen ID.7 trim Range
Pro 385 miles (621 km) $62,000 (56,995 euros)
Pro S 440 miles (709 km) $64,100 (58,985 euros)
Tourer Pro S 428 miles (690 km) $65,00 (59,785 euros)
GTX 370 miles (595 km) $68,700 (63,155 euros)
GTX Tourer 363 miles (585 km) $69,500 (63,955 euros)
Volkswagen ID.7 trim by range and price in Germany

The GTX Tourer also includes AWD, while the Pro S and Tourer Pro S are RWD with up to 282 hp (210 kW). All new ID.7 models are equipped with a bigger 86 kWh battery.

With up to 200 kW at DC fast charging stations, the ID.7 GTX can charge from 10% to 80% in 26 minutes.

Volkswagen ID.7 GTX interior (Source: Volkswagen)

Volkswagen also gave the sporty EV the “GTX treatment” with the brand’s new IQ.Light LED matrix headlights. Inside, the ID.7 GTX features red stitching, GTX lettering on the backrests, and a GTX-specific multifunction steering wheel.

The new Pro S models, equipped with a larger 86 kWh battery, can drive up to 440 miles (709 km) WLTP range. Meanwhile, the ID.7 Tourer Pro S boasts up to 428 miles (690 km) range.

For those in the US waiting for the ID.7, you may have to wait a little longer. VW pushed back the US ID.7 launch without a specific date on when we can expect it.

Author: Peter Johnson
Source: Electrek

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