Volkswagen ID.5 GTX Xcite is an exciting project done by apprentices


Volkswagen currently has 573 apprentices (trainees) in Saxony, and the best 14 of ’em have worked on a special project to showcase their skills and creativity. The ID.5 GTX ‘Xcite’ is the 8th such project since 2014. The 220 kW (299 metric hp) ID.5 GTX forms the base for this exciting one-off project.

On the exterior, the apprentices have sprayed the body with some kind of matt green paint apparently inspired by the Lamborghini color palette. They’ve also put wider wheel arch inserts and extra wide rocker panel inserts to go with the 22-inch forged aluminum powder-coated wheel rims featuring aero covers. There’s also a black & orange decal that runs along the shoulder line. At the rear, you’ll find more darkened elements. Notice that the VW badges are darkened while the GTX badge on the side is in orange.

Inside, the same black & orange theme has been carried over, but that’s not really the highlight here. The upholstery is a combo of Alcantara and vegan leather, making a sustainability statement. The seats feature a honeycomb pattern—which of course, is not available on the regular ID.5 GTX. Just above the honeycomb pattern is a project logo combined with figure 8, symbolizing the number of projects completed to date.

The project team has also put together a 2000-watt audio system using equipment from Gladen, Musway and Bang & Olufsen, with 10 amplifiers and a subwoofer. An electric skateboard in the trunk for last-mile journey completes the modifications.

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