Volkswagen reveals ID.5

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4th November 2021
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Next model in the ID. all-electric sub-brand arrives with GTX performance model included

VW has unveiled its ID.5 coupe-SUV, with three motor options set to arrive on the sleek EV. Standard ID.5 models will be powered by a single electric motor on the rear axle, whilst the ID.5 GTX will feature all-wheel drive with a motor on each axle.

Set to go up against the likes of the Kia EV6 and VW Group family models in the shape of the Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback and Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV, the ID.5 shares a platform and powertrains with the conventional SUV-shaped ID.4.

All models will come with the group’s 77 kWh battery at launch, though motor options will see a 128 kW or 150 kW motor fitted, or 220 kW twin-motor output. Additional battery capacities are expected to be added to the range further down the line.

Inside, the ID.5 shares much with the ID.4 in terms of design and functionality - though clearly boot space is impacted. The ID.5 has a larger load area by a few litres, though a very different shape, particularly above the window line.

Pitched as a more premium model, the ID.5 will look to compete against BMW and Mercedes in the coupe-SUV EV stakes as rivals roll-out their offerings, though likely to undercut the established Jaguar I-Pace in price, as well as the likes of Audi’s e-tron, Mercedes Benz EQC and BMW iX - all a class above where the ID.5 is positioned.

Additional details will be revealed closer to UK launch, expected to be early next year.

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