Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer gets GTX performance upgrade

Volkswagen has boosted the performance of its new ID.7 Tourer with a new GTX range-topping model.

Announced at the same time as the new ID.3 GTX, the Tourer is the most powerful electric model in the VW range and the brand’s most powerful estate car ever.

Volkswagen says the ID.7 GTX Tourer “paves the way for a new type of sporty mobility by combining the spaciousness of a large estate with the performance of a sports car and the sustainability of electric mobility”. Meaning you’ll be able to get loads of luggage around the place very rapidly with zero emissions.

To do that the GTX adds a second motor to the regular ID.7’s 210kW rear-mounted unit. The additional front motor gives the GTX all-wheel-drive and 335bhp. That’s 53bhp more than the ID.7 Pro. The front motor automatically deactivates in low-demand use to save energy but can reactivate in a fraction of a second to deliver maximum performance.

Volkswagen hasn’t shared performance figures yet but says the motor controls have been calibrated to deliver a noticeably sporty accelerative ‘punch’. It has also retuned the ID.7’s steering and chassis control for a sportier drive, and buyers can specify the optional dynamic chassis control for further adaptability.

The GTX gets the larger of the ID.7’s two battery options as standard. Volkswagen is being cagey about what range that will offer in the all-wheel-drive GTX but says it will be able to cover ‘long distances’. It has previously said the rear-wheel-drive ID.7 will cover up to 426 miles using that 86kWh battery.

As is common with performance models, the front of the ID.7 GTX Tourer features a redesigned bumper and honeycomb grille, along with the trademark GTX ‘arrowhead’ running lights. At the rear, there’s a new diffuser and another honeycomb grille, while the black body elements such as spoilers and badges now have a gloss black finish. Standard wheels are 20-inch diamond cut Skagen design, although a 21-inch wheel is an option. The ID.7 GTX will be available in King’s Red – a tribute to the Tornado Red of the original Golf GTI.

Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer GTX interior
The ID.7 Tourer GTX gets a sportier interior feel

Custom sports seats with perforated GTX lettering, a GTX-specific steering wheel with red decorative stitching, red piping on the seats as well as red seams on the cockpit and door panels, differentiate the GTX interior from other models. Like the regular ID.7 Tourer, the GTX offers 605 litres of luggage space with the rear seats in place and up to 1,714 with the rear row folded down.

Along with the styling upgrades, the GTX comes as standard with top-spec equipment including IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights; an enhanced augmented reality head-up display, wireless Apple Car Play and Android Auto, the IDA voice assistant, two-zone automatic air conditioning and keyless entry and start. Optional extras include ‘ergoActive’ sports seats, an exit warning system, lane change assistance and automated parking.

Volkswagen is also set to reveal a GTX version of the ID.7 fastback and ID.Buzz van shortly. Both will go on sale at the same time as the Tourer.

Orders for the ID.7 GTX open in the spring. There’s no word on pricing but we’d expect it to be in the region of £60,000 when it goes on sale.

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Matt Allan

Matt is Editor of EV Powered. He has worked in journalism for more than 20 years and been an automotive journalist for the last decade, covering every aspect of the industry, from new model reveals and reviews to consumer and driving advice. The former motoring editor of, The Scotsman and National World, Matt has watched the EV landscape transform beyond recognition over the last 10 years and developed a passion for electric vehicles and what they mean for the future of transport - from the smallest city cars to the biggest battery-powered trucks. When he’s not driving or writing about electric cars, he’s figuring out how to convert his classic VW camper to electric power.