The head of Volkswagen, Ralph Brandstätter, unexpectedly showed on social networks an electric hatchback under the ID.X index, which turned out to be more powerful even than the “charged” ID.4 GTX. The thoroughly “warmed up” version of ID.3 is just a concept that the brand’s engineers have created, carried away by the development of high-performance electric cars, Brandstätter explained. The model will not go into production, but it will become a reference point for future projects.
As seen in the photos, the Volskwagen ID.X is a modification of the ID.3 electric hatchback with a gray body, highlighted with neon accents, large alloy wheels and sports seats upholstered in Alcantara.
But the most notable differences lie in the “stuffing”: the power of the ID.X power plant reaches 333 horsepower. Thus, the concept turned out to be more productive than the top-end ID.3 in the Pro S version and the sporty ID.4 GTX. It also wins over the Audi Q4 E-Tron and Skoda Enyaq iV RS.
ID.X borrowed the all-wheel drive system from the “senior” ID.4, while all serial versions of ID.3 are only rear-wheel drive. The concept inherited drift mode from the current Golf R.
Thanks to the additional power unit, the hot hatch accelerates from zero to the first “hundred” in 5.3 seconds, Brandstätter noted following the results of a test drive of the electric car. The improved dynamics is also facilitated by the weight reduced by 200 kilograms – however, the head of the brand did not disclose how this was achieved along with a significant increase in recoil.
Volkswagen ID.X will not be serial, but ID.3 will still have a “commercial” version with all-wheel drive. The “hot” version of the electric car with the R prefix is planned to be released by 2024.