- Volkswagen unveiled the ID.5 coupe SUV, its latest electric vehicle, at its transparent factory facility in Dresden, Germany.
- It will arrive in showrooms across Europe in early 2022.
- Pre-orders shall begin in mid-November with the expected price starting at 47,400 Euros (US$54,800).
Joining the ID line of Volkswagen is its new ID.5 Coupe-SUV. Similar to the hatchback ID.3 and the compact-SUV ID.4, the Volkswagen ID.5 is a coupe-SUV based on the highly modular MEB electric platform with more space available on the inside.
The new Volkswagen ID.5 will be available in the variants, Pro, Pro Performance and the top-spec GTX.
Speaking at the global unveiling of the ID.5, Ralf Brandstätter, VW’s CEO stated, “The ID.5 is electric, sporty and elegant. Our premium SUV coupé with an all-electric drive marks another milestone in our Accelerate strategy. It offers locally carbon-neutral driving enjoyment for a discerning customer group. We are breaking into a completely new market segment with this model.”
ID.5 has the MEB platform as its predecessor and is also similar in terms of dimensions to the ID.4. The length of the coupe SUV is 4,599mm and the wheelbase measures 2,600mm. It wears its sloping roofline along with slightly more space in the boot compared, an increase of six litres over its sibling.
The air vents on the low front grille shuts automatically depending on the cooling required. Along with the aerodynamic coupe design, this gives ID.5, a drag coefficient of just 0.26Cd. The GTX model features more aggressive front bumper and more aero at the rear to add to its sporty performance.
The cabin of the Volkswagen ID.5 is similarly conservative to the previous models, even with a large touchscreen and the heads-up display has augmented reality in the middle console.
We are certain that the ID.5 will get a 77kWh battery pack with single or dual motors.
The Pro comes with rear-wheel drive base and a single electric motor that churns out 172bhp.
The mid-spec Pro Performance sports a single motor on the rear axle which generates 201bhp that lets the mid-spec ID.5 to hit 100km/h in 8.4 seconds.
Meanwhile, GTX variant of the ID.5 houses dual motors, mounted one on each axle and all-wheel drive. The dual-motor setup of the ID.5 GTX shells out power output of 295bhp.
The ID.5 is compatible with a 135kw fast charging, which is 10kw more than the ID.4. It charges up to 80 percent in 30 minutes. The Bi-directional charging will also enable you to charge other appliances with the car’s battery.
ID. software version 3.0 receives a lot of improvements in technology and updates in the digital features. The ID 3.0 provides the EV with a better charging performance, voice control functionalities and over-the-air updates. Additionally, ID.5 gets an autonomous parking feature along with a lane shift assist feature.