New Volkswagen ID.5 and ID.5 GTX Unveiled

by Steph Carty 9 months ago

Volkswagen unveiled the new ID.5 eSUV-coupe on Wednesday 3rd November, which will be available to order from early next year.

The new Volkswagen ID.5 is based on the same MEB underpinnings as the ID.4 which means the length, width and wheelbase all remain the same. However, the sporty coupe body on the new ID.5 has been designed to broaden the appeal of the ID. family. The new ID.5 is comparable in size to the Volkswagen Tiguan.

The fully electric SUV-couple offers up to 323 mile range* (based on WLTP). There’ll only be one battery choice on the new ID.5, however this is the more powerful 77kWH battery; offering three electric powertrains:

  • Pro: 172bhp electric motor offering top speeds of 99mph and 0-62mph in 10.4 seconds.
  • Pro Performance: 201bhp electric motor offering top speeds of 99mph and 0-62mph in 8.4 seconds.
  • GTX: 295bhp electric motor offering top speeds of 112mph and 0-62mph in 6.3 seconds. The GTX offers an electric range of up to 304 miles (WLTP).

The new ID.5 will be launched with a new version of the MEB software (software 3.0) which increases the maximum charging capability to 135kW DC compared with 120kW systems in earlier versions of the ID.3 and ID.4. This means that in just 26 minutes, the ID.5 can charge to 80% battery capacity (9 minutes faster than its siblings). The software update also improves the Travel Assist system as well as offering more infotainment functions.

Like the ID.4, drivers can expect to see the same six-inch digital instrument cluster and 12-inch infotainment system. As the ID.5 is powered by an electric battery only, there’s a lot more space inside for all passengers as there is no transmission tunnel running down the centre of the car.

Stepping away from the traditional assumption of an SUV-coupe, that the boot space is smaller than an SUV, the ID.5’s boot space is in fact slightly bigger than the ID.4. It offers 549 litres of space, whereas the ID.4 offers 543 litres (which is still very roomy!).

Volkswagen are yet to release the price of the new ID.5 but it’s expected to be around the £47,000 mark. Orders for the new electric SUV-coupe open early in 2022. To be one of the first to hear the latest news and order dates for the ID.5, sign-up to our newsletter or contact our Volkswagen Specialists at our Volkswagen retailers in Durham and Sunderland.

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