VW ID.7 GTX fastback confirmed with 335bhp and 370-mile range

Volkswagen has confirmed that the fastback version of its ID.7 model is getting a GTX variant.

The firm had already announced a performance-focused version of the ID.7 Tourer and has now confirmed details of the regular ID.7 GTX as well.

Like the Tourer, the ID.7 GTX gets an upgraded all-wheel-drive powertrain, bespoke styling and a new larger battery. The firm also confirmed that less powerful Pro S versions of the ID.7 will get the same battery, offering up to 440 miles of range.

The ID.7 GTX features two motors delivering a total of 335bhp – 53bhp more than regular models – giving the large five-door a 0-62mph time of just 5.4 seconds, identical to that of the estate version.

Like the estate car, the fastback gets chassis and steering tweaks to improve handling and can be specified with VW’s dynamic chassis control for further adjustability.

It also gets a host of external and internal upgrades over regular versions of the ID.7. Like the estate, there’s a GTX-specific bumper and honeycomb grille along with illuminated badges at the front and rear. Matrix LED lights are standard, with trademark GTX arrowhead running lights, and a new 20-inch alloy wheel has been designed for the range-topping model.

Inside, there are heated seats with red contrasting topstitching and perforated GTX lettering on the backrests, and a GTX-specific version of the multi-function steering wheel with a red centre panel and red topstitching.

Both the ID.7 GTX and ID.7 Tourer GTX will come with a new 86kWh battery as standard. VW says the performance version of the fastback should be able to eke 370 miles of range from that unit, compared with the 440 miles offered by the less-powerful Pro S models. The Tourer GTX should return 363 miles of range, compared with 528 from the Pro S variant.

Volkswagen hasn’t announced UK specifications or pricing for the ID.7 GTX yet but we’d expect a price tag of at least £60,000 when it goes on sale later this year alongside GTX versions of the ID.3 and ID.Buzz.

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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.