Volkswagen ID.5

  • VW has not announced any plans to bring the ID.5 to North America.
  • The new Volkswagen ID.5 will be available as a sporty ID.5 GTX with dual-motor all-wheel drive
  • Along with the ID.3 and ID.4, the new ID.5 is manufactured at the Zwickau, Germany plant and are carbon-neutral when handover to the customer.

The new e-SUV coupé is equipped with the new ID. software version 3.0, which includes improved charging performance and voice control among other features.

“The ID.5 is electric, sporty and elegant. Our premium SUV coupé with all-electric drive marks another milestone in our ACCELERATE strategy,” says Ralf Brandstätter, brand CEO. “It offers locally carbon-neutral driving enjoyment for a discerning customer group. We are breaking into a completely new market segment with this model.”

The new ID.5 and the sporty ID.5 GTX with dual-motor all-wheel drive are the new, long-range models in the ID. family. Like all ID. models, the ID.5 is based on the Volkswagen modular electric drive matrix (MEB).

The base ID.5 will be powered by an electric engine in the rear. The ID.5 GTX will be equipped with dual-motor all-wheel drive.

The new bumper, painted door panelling, and roof line set the e-SUV apart from the ID.4, which was named World Car of the year for 2021.

A low drag coefficient of 0.26 (or 0.27 in the ID.5 GTX) increases efficiency and boosts the vehicle’s range. Electric cooling air vents in the front of the vehicle open only when necessary, so as to ensure optimal air flow.

Despite it’s 4-doors, VW insists on calling the ID.5 an e-SUV coupé. Its new “coupé-type shape” means the ID.5 has 12 mm less headroom in the rear compared to the Volkswagen ID.4.

The 4599 mm long (ID.5 GTX: 4582 mm), and 2766 mm wheelbase allows for lots of interior space. The luggage compartment volume is 549 litres.

A head-up display is available. For atmospheric interior lighting, the Ambient Lighting feature offers a choice of up to 30 colours. We Connect services provide the driver with real-time online traffic information, online map updates, information about charging stations, web radio and much more.

By 2030, at least 70 percent of Volkswagen’s unit sales in Europe are expected to come from electric-only vehicles – that is equivalent to more than one million vehicles. In North America and China, the goal is that electric vehicles will account for at least 50 percent of unit sales by that time. To achieve these goals, Volkswagen is launching at least one electric vehicle onto the market every year. The CO2 emissions per vehicle are set to decrease by up to 40 percent by as soon as 2030.

When charged using 100 percent green energy, the vehicles are already virtually climate-neutral. With its We Charge charging system, Volkswagen offers the fastest-growing environmentally friendly charging system. The network has around 250,000 charging points across Europe. Using the standard Mode 3 cable, the ID.5 can be charged with up to 11 kW of alternating current (AC), even when it is out and about. Charging performance can reach up to 135 kW as standard at a fast-charge station.

Volkswagen ID.5

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