Volkswagen releases two new electric GTX models: The ID.3 GTX and the ID.7 GTX Tourer

  • Volkswagen ID.3 GTX: Two powerful variants, and innovative features, including the world’s first ID.3 ChatGPT-linked voice assistant.
  • Volkswagen ID.7 GTX Tourer: Most powerful estate, spacious and sustainable, with a unique design and features.
  • The Volkswagen dual release establishes the GTX brand, focusing on tech, sporty design, and sustainability.

Introducing the Volkswagen ID.3 GTX and ID.7 GTX Tourer – Pioneering power, design, and sustainability

Volkswagen has unleashed a dynamic duo onto the automotive scene: the ID.3 GTX and the ID.7 GTX Tourer. This dual release signifies a significant leap forward in Volkswagen’s commitment to sustainable, high-performance electric vehicles. What’s more, it propels Volkswagen towards its goal of reducing its passenger car fleet’s CO2 footprint by 40% in Europe by 2030.

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ID.3 GTX: The new electric flagship hatchback

Volkswagen’s ID.3 GTX steps into the limelight as the brand’s new flagship model, following from the tremendous success of the current ID.3. With two versions – the ID.3 GTX with 210 kW (286 PS) and the Performance variant, managing 240 kW (326 PS).

Externally, the ID.3 GTX has a sportier look, with a GTX-specific front bumper adorned with a diamond-style grille. That’s paired with 20-inch Skagen alloy wheels and LED tail lights at the rear. Painted in a choice of five colours, the ID.3 GTX makes a bold statement.

Inside, the cabin is marked by premium sport seats, ergoActive seats, and red accents throughout. The infotainment system takes centre stage with a 12.9-inch touchscreen, a driving mode selector, and an innovative integration of ChatGPT for voice assistance.


The ID.3 GTX packs a punch with the new APP550 high-efficiency drive, delivering 210 kW and 240 kW options. The Performance variant accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in an impressive 5.6 seconds. The 79 kWh lithium-ion battery ensures an estimated WLTP range of about 600 km (372 miles). 

The running gear and assist systems receive the GTX treatment, with specific tuning for agile running gear and precise steering. Standard features include progressive steering and modified DCC adaptive chassis control for the Performance variant. A suite of assist systems, such as cruise control, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and a lane-keeping system, come standard, with optional extras like Travel Assist and Park Assist Plus.

The ID.3 GTX sets the stage for Volkswagen’s electric revolution. It introduces the world’s first ID.3 infotainment system with a voice assistant linked to ChatGPT. It’s dynamic, sporty look combined with its competitive range and power make it a real contender in the EV hatchback segment. 

ID.7 GTX Tourer: The all-electric estate

In tandem with the ID.3 GTX, Volkswagen launches the ID.7 GTX Tourer. This EV stands out as the most powerful estate car in Volkswagen’s lineup. Carrying the GTX brand forward, the ID.7 GTX Tourer joins the ranks of the ID.3 GTX and the ID. Buzz GTX. That solidifies GTX as an independent product brand within Volkswagen.

The ID.7 GTX Tourer offers a harmonious blend of sportiness, spaciousness, and electric mobility. Boasting a luggage compartment capacity of 605 litres, expandable to an impressive 1,714 litres, the ID.7 GTX Tourer ensures practicality for various needs. The GTX-4MOTION system, featuring a 210 kW electric drive motor on the rear axle and an 80 kW motor on the front axle, delivers powerful acceleration.

The new lithium-ion battery, boasting an 86 kWh capacity, supports fast-charging up to 200 kW. The emphasis on sustainability extends to the high-efficiency drive and aerodynamics. These ensure the ID.7 GTX Tourer covers long distances efficiently.

Extras and interior

Visually, the ID.7 GTX Tourer offers new bumpers, a honeycomb grille, 20-inch aluminium wheels, illuminated logos, and a customised interior. The launch of the ID.7 GTX Tourer follows closely on the heels of the ID.7 Tourer premiere. This quick addition to the range shows Volkswagen’s commitment to building its EV lineup.

Interior upgrades include custom seats, a GTX-specific steering wheel, and what’s becoming the familiar GTX red accents. You can also go for optional features like a panoramic sunroof with smart glass.

The ID.7 GTX Tourer introduces a new Wellness app for in-car comfort adjustments. The app offers three wellness modes: Fresh Up, Calm Down, and Power Break. The optional Interior Plus Package includes the Wellness app. This development runs in keeping with the long-distance comfort this car is going for. It emphasises Volkswagen’s expansion of the GTX EV range to include both sporty hatchbacks, and powerful cruisers. 

Advanced systems

The ID.7 GTX Tourer’s list of equipment keeps on coming. The extended standard equipment package includes DC charging, IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights, App Connect Wireless, keyless access, and an anti-theft alarm. 

Moreover, Volkswagen’s 4MOTION tech optimises all-wheel-drive for enhanced traction and stability. Its futuristic augmented reality head-up display projects essential driving information into the driver’s eyeline. This cutting-edge feature contributes to a safer, more connected driving experience.

Advanced assist systems, such as Park Assist Plus, Connected Travel Assist, and the Exit Warning System, further contribute to the overall safety and convenience of the vehicle.

The dual release of the ID.3 GTX and ID.7 GTX Tourer offers a compelling glimpse into Volkswagen’s electric future. With an emphasis on cutting-edge technology, sporty design, and sustainability, these models represent the next chapter in Volkswagen’s evolution. The GTX brand continues to establish itself as an independent product line. As such, Volkswagen marches towards the future, with a range reflective of its aims as a company, and accommodating all of its drivers.

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