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New Volkswagen ID.7 GTX Tourer – more speed and style for electric estate car

Our first look at the new Volkswagen ID.7 GTX in estate form – saloon variant to follow

  • Performance-focused electric estate car
  • Four-wheel drive with 355bhp
  • One of VW’s most expensive models

This is our first look at the new Volkswagen ID.7 GTX Tourer, a performance-focused variant of the marque’s newly-unveiled electric estate car. Powered by two motors and with a host of styling upgrades, the GTX Tourer will sit at the top of the ID.7 range, with a saloon model  soon to follow. It should reach dealerships this summer and – although official pricing has yet to be revealed – we expect it to be one of the brand’s priciest models yet.

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Volkswagen’s new GTX badge is exclusive to its EVs, and has appeared previously on the ID.4 and ID.5 SUVs, and very recently on the new ID.3 GTX. They sit alongside their GTI-badged, petrol-powered counterparts in Volkswagen’s lineup of sporty models.

What do I need to know about the Volkswagen ID.7 GTX Tourer?

As expected, the GTX badge brings some performance enhancements under the skin. The single rear-mounted electric motor of the standard ID.7 is gone, replaced by a dual-motor setup that delivers 335bhp to all four wheels – an increase of 53bhp. Of course, that’s still some way behind a Porsche Taycan or even a top-spec Volvo EX30, but the ID.7 GTX should comfortably keep up with today’s crop of hot hatchbacks.

A new 86kWh battery supplies juice to the motors, with Volkswagen claiming a range of up to 388 miles could be possible, although this is yet to be confirmed by official WLTP testing. The ID.7 GTX will get rapid-charging compatibility at speeds of up to 200kW, enabling a sub-30 minute 10-80% recharge time. As an added bonus, the ID.7 GTX’s towing capacity has also improved from the standard model’s 1,000kg to up to 1,400kg, thanks to the four-wheel drive configuration.

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There have been some chassis tweaks to handle the extra power, as well. Volkswagen will fit all ID.7 GTX Tourers with electronically adjustable suspension, which can be stiffened or softened with each of the three different driving modes. 

What does the Volkswagen ID.7 GTX Tourer look like?

The ID.7 GTX Tourer stands apart from its non-GTX stablemates with some unique but subtle styling differences. There’s a new front bumper with two daytime-running lights either side – Volkswagen plans to use these triangular items exclusively across its future GTX models. You’ll find gloss black painted trim all around the bodywork, from the roof to the rear diffuser.

All ID.7 GTX Tourers will come with illuminated VW emblems front and back, and the cars will be offered with either red, white, black, silver or grey paintwork. A new 20-inch alloy wheel design is standard fitment, while buyers can upgrade to a larger 21-inch design for a fee.

Inside, the seats are the key difference over the regular ID.7 Tourer, complete with red stitching and red GTX emblems on the backrests. Elsewhere, the giant 15-inch infotainment touchscreen and optional panoramic roof are unchanged.

How much does the Volkswagen ID.7 GTX Tourer cost and when can I order one?

While there’s no official UK pricing yet, the ID.7 GTX Tourer will sit as the flagship in Volkswagen’s electric range and is likely to command a suitably high price tag. The regular ID.7 saloon starts from around £51,000, so we wouldn’t be surprised if the GTX Tourer nudges into £60,000 territory.

The ID.7 GTX Tourer is expected to go on sale this summer, with the saloon variant to follow before the end of the year.

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