an adventurous electric SUV concept


On the occasion of the event ID. Treffen, the German manufacturer has unveiled a new adventurer electric SUV concept car, the Volkswagen ID. Extreme.

L’event ID. meeting, which was held from September 6 to 10 in Locarno, Italy, brings together Volkswagen electric mobility enthusiasts for the second time. Like the rally in Wörthersee, Austria, which caters to Volkswagen GTI fans, the ID. Treffen is positioning itself as a sustainable event dedicated to electromobility.

Organized by ID. Drivers Club, the ID. Treffen is supported by Volkswagen, as part of its “Way to Zero” strategy to decarbonize the company’s activities and products. It is within this framework that the German manufacturer unveiled to the public a new concept carbaptized Volkswagen ID. Xtremealongside other models in the ID range.

Volkswagen ID. Xtreme Concept: a rugged electric SUV

Based on the Volkswagen ID.4 GTX, this concept car combines the philosophy of a 100% electric SUV with that of an all-terrain model, designed to get off the beaten track and set off on an adventure. This off-road model is one of a kind, with an authentic adventurer style and increased power.

The ID concept. Xtreme has a raised frame rally wheels, 18-inch all-terrain wheels, a more robust front bumper with an integrated bullbar, or even 50 mm widened fenders made by 3D printing. There are also roof bars carrying a LED light baras well as a full aluminum fairing under the body: coupled with a 100% electric four-wheel drive, it is thus ready to face the rough terrain.

Volkswagen ID. Xtreme Concept: 388 electric horsepower

Compared to an ID.4 GTX, the concept ID. Xtreme has been fitted with a high performance engine on the rear axle, as well as improved engine mapping, to gain no less than 88 horsepower over the original model. In total, the power delivered is 388 horsepoweran increase of 30%.

The ID concept. Xtreme also has a specific sound signaturewhich was developed in collaboration with Volkswagen Design, and which is transmitted to the exterior via a sound generator concealed in the wheel arch.

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Volkswagen ID. Xtreme Concept: a sustainable design

Inside, we find elements covered with Alcantara, redesigned seats and orange inserts. It was designed sustainably: indeed, the ID concept. Xtreme was made from an end-of-life development and test vehicle, and reused a used 82 kWh battery.

Volkswagen has not yet planned a series marketing for such a 100% electric adventurer model, but does not rule out doing so if demand is there: “The ID. Xtreme is designed by Volkswagen enthusiasts, for ID. model enthusiasts, here in Locarno. We are really looking forward to hearing how electromobility enthusiasts will react to this model. Depending on the reactions of our community, we will decide what to do next with the project.”declared on this occasion Silke Bagschik, Head of the range of vehicles based on the MEB platform at Volkswagen.


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