Volkswagen has just introduced the ID.5, the first 100% electric SUV coupe from the German firm. After the little ID.3 and the bulky ID.4, the new model arrives with a sporty aesthetic, a 300-horsepower GTX variant and the promise of traveling more than 500 kilometers of autonomy in the standard version.
Sportier aesthetics and the ID.4 engine
Volkswagen has presented the third model of its 100% electric ID family. This new electric SUV coupe shares motorization with the ID.4, all its versions have a 77 kWh battery and are based on the MEB platform (exclusively for electric vehicles) of its brothers.
The ID.5 has three versions: Pro, Pro Performance and GTX
The new Volkswagen ID.5 It thus has an access version (Pro) of 174 CV, while the Pro Performance version goes up to 204 hp. Both versions promise up to 520 kilometers of autonomy, the same figure that we find in the ID.4 and always under the WLTP cycle. Its maximum speed is limited to 160 kilometers per hour.
The most powerful version is the GTX, with 300 CV of power, 310 Nm and a 0 to 100 km / h in 6.3 seconds. This figure is achieved thanks to two electric motors, one for each axis, which add up to a power of 220 kW. In this case autonomy drops slightly, up to 480 kilometers.
Regarding the load, all ID.5 can be recharged up to 135 kW, achieving more than 300 kilometers of autonomy in just half an hour. Its maximum speed is limited to 180 kilometers per hour.
At the design level, it is a vehicle with a more muscular line than that of the ID.4, although it inherits the rear LEDs, wheels and some elements from its brother. Its measurements are more typical of a compact, with almost 4.6 meters long, 1.8 wide and 1.6 high, but with a trunk of 549 liters, one of the largest in its segment.
The interior is also quite similar to what we already saw in the ID.4, starring a 12-inch center screen and with hardly any buttons. This screen is accompanied by a 5.3-inch instrument panel, as well as a Head-Up Display (augmented reality on the windshield). Its software is updated via OTA, it is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and it has an app, We Connect ID, which allows you to control the status of the charge and autonomy, among others.
The Volkswagen ID.5 will hit the market in 2022, with no details yet on its price. The ID.4 arrived in Spain among the 49,950 euros and 59,950 euros, so a price is expected on the line or even slightly above.