Volkswagen introduced the ID XTREME. The 4WD all-electric concept vehicle is based on the ID.4 GTX. Technical changes will affect not only the off-road chassis, but also the electric drive - and may even go into mass production.
Powerful drive on the rear axle and software adjustments to the drive control unit increase the performance of the SUV system by 65 kW to 285 kW (388 hp) compared to the ID.4 GTX. This makes this unique model the most powerful ID model to date. The most powerful production models based on MEB currently have a power of 220 kW. A disused production test vehicle and a used 82 kWh battery were used as the basis for the study.
However, the most obvious changes do not concern the drive. With a rally chassis, the ID.4 was upgraded to a one-off version, and special off-road tires were installed on 18-inch wheels. A bumper has been added to the front protective structure, and the 3D printed fender has become 50 millimeters wider. The concept also includes a roof rack with additional LED lighting and a fully enclosed aluminum underbody. Another feature is that the driving noise developed for the concept car is radiated outward through a sound generator in the wheel arch. Photos posted by Volkswagen only show the car in rough terrain.