From fall of 2021when Volkswagen presented the ID.X concept at the Munich Motor Show, the anticipation for the “hot” version of ID.3 had begun.
However, with the presentation of the 2nd generation of the electric hatchbackon the first day of spring 2023, the GTX performance variant did not “come”. So the wait continues, but it looks like it won’t last much longer.
Our partners spotted one original of ID.3 to be tested in the snow and despite the fact that the overall design refers to the first generation model – characteristic hood design – there are some details that they betray its sporty character.
These are found in new front bumperwith the honeycomb shape at the bottom and the greater air intakein bigger wheelsthe reduced ground clearance but also slightly sportier design of the diffuser at the rear.
However, since the specific prototype shows that it basically follows the design of the “old” ID.3, it is estimated that more interventions will follow in the next period in the body of the sports version. The most obvious will be the GTX inscription at the back, as in corresponding versions of ID.4 and ID.5.
Of course, the matter of the name may not be “closed” since the German brand has already presented it ID. GTI conceptwhich will be its “hot” version ID.2 all concept. On top of that, a few days ago it was announced that in 2026 the purely electric version of the Golf GTI will be presented. Thus, it is possible to choose the specific name that characterizes them thermal performance versionss engines.
In such a version, the focus is on motor set. Although nothing has been officially announced, Volkswagen is expected to make use of it two-engine arrangement (four-wheel drive) which is present in the brand new GTX versions of ID.4 and ID.5. If this actually happens, then it will have power 340 PSwhich is increased in relation to 299 PS of previous editions.
The debut of the brand new Volkswagen ID.3 GTX (ή GTI) is expected within 2024maybe until spring.
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