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Volkswagen is going to be using the GTX name for the performance versions of the ID lineup, according to Autocar. Te GTX line will join the GTI, GTD, and GTE names that they use for performance gas, diesel, and hybrid models.

VW trademarked the name and Autocar says that the GTX will be first used on the ID.5.

Volkswagen is set to use the GTX name on a range of electric-powered ID performance models, high-ranking sources at the German car maker have confirmed to Autocar.

The new nomenclature, already trademarked by Volkswagen, has been chosen for a number of ID models, including a production version of the Crozz coupé, which is likely to take the name ID 5 GTX in its most powerful guise.

The GTX title follows tradition at Volkswagen, which also uses the GTI, GTD and GTE names on performance-oriented petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid models respectively.

Volkswagen won’t confirm when the first GTX model is planned for launch, though Autocar has been told that development of a performance version of the ID 5 is ongoing at the company’s Braunschweig R&D centre in Germany and likely to be unveiled by early 2021.

As with existing GTI, GTD and GTE models, the GTX range will be differentiated from their standard ID siblings by a number of exterior and interior styling upgrades that aim to provide them with a more sporting flavour.

Further changes will be focused on electric drivelines. The X in the GTX name is claimed to denote four-wheel drive, suggesting upcoming performance-oriented ID models could use a twin-motor set-up, one motor powering the front wheels and a second the rear wheels.

The fastest ID powertrain currently detailed is the 201bhp version of the ID 3. Given that it makes its power from one rear-mounted motor, a GTX should gain a significant boost.

Although new to Volkswagen, the GTX name has been used regularly by General Motors and its subsidiaries, mainly on futuristic concept cars.

Volkswagen is also considering a hotter range of ID models under its R Performance arm.
 

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Interesting choice since the GTX name is rooted in muscle car history with Plymouth. It's fitting that it's the high performance version for another brand.

I didn't know that VW trademarked the name in Europe last December and in the US back in March.

 

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At first it sounds like a weird name to be on any VW product if you're like me and familiar with American cars. When compared to how GTI is used, it makes complete sense.

Still, I think VW could have picked something that flows better with the VW brand.

What sort of horsepower and torque numbers does everyone think an ID.3 GTX performance model might produce?
 

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At first it sounds like a weird name to be on any VW product if you're like me and familiar with American cars. When compared to how GTI is used, it makes complete sense.

Still, I think VW could have picked something that flows better with the VW brand.

What sort of horsepower and torque numbers does everyone think an ID.3 GTX performance model might produce?
Agreed, GTX really rolls off the tongue just like GTI does.

The ID.3's motor can produce 204 horsepower (150 kilowatts) and peak torque of 229 pound-feet (310 Nm). So I'd love to see a GTX ID.3 with around 300 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque.
 

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300 hp and 320 lb-ft might be a bit too much for the ID.3. Maybe around 288 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque would be better like in the Golf R.
 

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300 hp and 320 lb-ft might be a bit too much for the ID.3. Maybe around 288 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque would be better like in the Golf R.
I like my numbers better ?But I wouldn't be mad at that either.
 

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It seems that the GTX naming is only going to be used in Europe. Electrek wrote an article about the ID Crozz GTX and they managed to get a response from VW about it.

Update: Volkswagen confirmed that definitive specifications for the ID Crozz have not been announced. We also discovered with further research that GTX is nomenclature used by VW in Europe, but not the United States. With the ID Crozz, Volkswagen is likely to follow the precedent of the ID3 hatch ( a model not coming to the US) that offers multiple battery-pack sizes. However, relatively smaller pack sizes used in a smaller vehicle will not be offered in the larger ID Crozz crossover platform.
 

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That's really disappointing that they're not going to use GTX in the US. I don't understand why they won't do it, I wouldn't think that they're worried about angering muscle car fans or something.
 
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