Volkswagen ID. Xtreme: this electric off-roader is cut for adventure

Volkswagen released the ID. Xtreme, based on its ID.4 GTX electric car. A 100% electric super off-road concept that could hit the production road in the next few years in a different form.

After being tortured by the welfare of those diesel gate more than five years ago, Volkswagen has embarked on an unprecedented transformation with the arrival of a 100% electric range. Far from complete, it has an ample supply of ID.3, ID.4, ID.5 and other IDs. Buzz, the Bulli of modern times.

In a few years, Volkswagen will present new products, starting with the ID.2, a model intended to be affordable and the price should be around 25,000 euros in the base price. A sedan, the ID.7, which replaces the Passat, should also point its nose in a few months. It can beat the autonomy record with a single charge within the Volkswagen range thanks to specifically worked aerodynamics.

More power and more fun?

But while waiting for all these great new features, Volkswagen is revealing, through a press release, a rather eccentric concept car that should prove to critics of electrics that this energy can give us fun cars Here is the concept car ID. extreme, a kind of 100% electric super off-roader which should prefigure some new features coming to the Volkswagen range, and perhaps new equipment within the accessory catalogue.

The ID. The Xtreme is based on the basics of the ID.4 and the ID.5 GTX, a model we tested a few months ago and unfortunately we were not really impressed. But this car concept should undoubtedly correct all the mistakes we have identified, starting with the slight lack of dynamism. The ID. The Xtreme is entitled to a new software and a new engine that allows an increase in power of 88 ch to climb to 387 hp.

The car rides on off-road specific 18-inch wheels and has better ground clearance compared to the ID.4 GTX. To complete the range, Volkswagen added a type of bullbar at the front and modified the front bumper to make it more resistant. The front fenders are also 50mm wider than the base model.

On the roof, we find an LED ramp inserted between two roof bars. Aluminum protections are added to the sides and to the level of the shields, while prominent wheel arches complete the set. Not sure that we have seen all these elements as accessories, but in any case it gives a hell of a look to the German off-road.

Little chance to see it on our roads

In addition to the aesthetic side, Volkswagen has also added a specific artificial noise that is re-sent outside the vehicle through a sound generator located at the level of the wheel arches. Unfortunately, the brand did not announce the sound, but it should be different from the ID.4 and probably stay in spirit outside of this beautiful baby.

Inside, the Wolfsburg company has not revealed any images, we only know that new Alcantara inserts have been added, while new seats are on the way with some touches of orange to echo the exterior livery.

Volkswagen specified that the vehicle was developed on the basis of an existing ID.4 test vehicle, therefore, apart from some aesthetic changes and the addition of a few additional horses under the hood, everything about the battery not changing. Thus, the concept benefits from the large battery of 77 kWh which should make it possible to carry out approx 489 km on a single charge. In fact, with a very powerful model and made to go trudge, there is little chance that it will manage to reach this figure. Volkswagen specified that at this stage, there is no planned marketing of this model.

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