The GTI, GTD and GTE badges have been used on hot Volkswagen models in the past– now, they could be joined by GTX.
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Alex Misoyannis • Volkswagen is said to be preparing a range of performance-oriented ‘GTX’ flagships for its burgeoning ID electric vehicle range.

According to an Autocar report, the GTX badge will be applied to performance-oriented ID models, including a top-spec variant of the production take on the ID Crozz coupe-SUV concepts, reportedly dubbed ID.5.

A potential ID.5 GTX could harness the dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain debuted in the Crozz II and successive Volkswagen Group electric SUV concepts, which produced 225kW to enable a 0-100km/h sprint time in the high 5.0-second bracket.

Any powertrain upgrades would be complemented by sportier exterior and interior styling updates, to further differentiate GTX models from their regular ID siblings.

It’s likely the nameplate will be applied to the rumoured hot version of the ID.3 hatchback, set to arrive in the next five years.

Autocar claims the ‘X’ in the GTX name represents all-wheel drive traction, so a hotted-up ID.3 would need a second motor up front to supplement its existing, rear-mounted 150kW unit.

The first of the GTX-badged Volkswagen ID models are tipped to make their debuts in the coming years, with Autocar claiming development on the aforementioned ID.5 GTX is underway and is set to lob by early 2021.