VW shows ID.4 and ID.5 concepts for the street and beyond

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This weekend, Volkswagen unveiled a few ID models to show what is possible and what could come in the future. They offer a wide spectrum of possibilities, from an off-road-ready ID.4 to a stylish, street-wise ID.5 GTX.

ID.4 ID.Xtreme concept

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As off-roading continues to be popular, the development team for VW’s Modular Electric Platform (MEB) decided to play with the idea of ​​an all-terrain model based on the ID.4. The ID.Xtreme has some required off-road upgrades, such as a suspension lift, fat tires on 18-inch wheels, 2-inch-wider fenders, a brush guard, a roof rack and bright LED auxiliary lights. But the performance has also been addressed. The total power is now 382 hp from the twin electric motors, compared to 295 for an ID.4 with all-wheel drive according to the American specifications. Electricity is provided by an 82 kWh battery. Other upgrades include a modified interior with Alcantara and orange accents and the modified exterior color scheme.

Perhaps more interesting is something that Silke Bagschik, head of the MEB product line, said about the ID.Xtreme: “Based on the feedback from our community, we will decide how to proceed with the project.” That makes us think that if there’s enough interest, VW might consider making a more robust version of the ID.4. It would certainly be interesting, and VW already has some experience with ID.4s and rough terrain with its recent Rebelle Rally car.

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ID.5 GTX Xcite Concept

At the other end of the spectrum is the ID.5 GTX Xcite. This concept was designed and built by a team of VW technician-apprentices in Germany. It is very designed for the street with fully custom 22-inch wheels under wider fenders and separated by wider side skirts. The livery includes colors from both Volkswagen and company brother Lamborghini. The interior is a highlight with almost every surface wrapped in Alcantara or faux leather. An extensive stereo upgrade has been done with 10 amplifiers, a subwoofer and a total power of 2,000 watts. Power is unchanged from the ID.5 GTX with 295 horsepower from its twin motors and an 82 kWh battery. But if that weren’t enough, there’s an electric skateboard in the back.

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