New Volkswagen ID. Xtreme Are ID.4s Made for Off-Road Use?

Volkswagen ID. Xtreme – Overview

When the vehicle is released, the test mules used to create a new car are typically destroyed or hidden away in a warehouse.

Here are the major highlights:

  • Using a test mule that was used to create the ID.4 GTX as a foundation, Volkswagen unveiled the ID. Xtreme concept today.
  • The ID. Xtreme boasts distinctive 18-inch wheels and 382 horsepower, 87 more than a regular ID.4 with all-wheel drive.
  • Additional changes include wider wheel arches, an LED light bar, and a revised bumper with a bull bar and aluminium underbody cladding.

Volkswagen employed a different strategy with one of its ID.4 test cars.

Instead, it was changed into the ID.

Today in Locarno, Switzerland, Volkswagen unveiled the ID. Xtreme’s concept offers a glimpse of what an off-road version of the automaker’s electric crossover could be.

The idea is based on an ID.4 GTX, marketed in the United States as the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive ID.4 without the GTX logo.

Volkswagen ID. Xtreme
Volkswagen ID. Xtreme

This indicates that the ID. Xtreme transmits power to all four wheels, and software updates to the drive control unit increase the output to 382 horsepower, 87 more than the base GTX.

With a higher suspension, 18-inch off-road wheels, and roughly 2.0-inch bigger 3D-printed wheel arches, the ID. Xtreme also receives, well, more extreme aesthetics.

An LED light bar is positioned on the roof to illuminate rugged terrain at night, and a butch bull bar protrudes from a revised front bumper.

In addition, an entirely closed aluminium underbody has been added to shield the batteries from bothersome rocks and other debris.

New Volkswagen ID. Xtreme Are ID.4s Made for Off-Road Use?
Volkswagen ID. Xtreme

Although Volkswagen didn’t release any interior images, the stylish livery on the exterior appears to be mirrored by orange highlights.

Volkswagen also claims that the seats have been changed and that Alcantara has been used to cover a lot of surfaces.

In addition, Volkswagen’s design team has equipped the ID. Xtreme with a sound generator in the wheel well that emits some form of driving noise; however, without a recording, we can only speculate as to what it sounds like.

Volkswagen ID. Xtreme
Volkswagen ID. Xtreme

Volkswagen won’t likely ever sell anything resembling the ID Xtreme.

Still, since Hyundai added the XRT badge, Subaru launched the Wilderness line, and Honda introduced the TrailSport sub-brand, off-road look packages have become a popular trend.

Volkswagen might be tempted to follow suit.

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Volkswagen ID. Xtreme
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