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Volkswagen unveils the ID.5 all-electric SUV and the sporty VW ID.5 GTX with 295 horsepower

With their coupé like shape, Volkswagen's new electric SUVs VW ID.5 and ID.5 GTX look quite sporty (Image: Volkswagen)
With their coupé like shape, Volkswagen's new electric SUVs VW ID.5 and ID.5 GTX look quite sporty (Image: Volkswagen)
The German automaker Volkswagen continues to aggressively expand its lineup of all-electric cars with the official announcement of the new VW ID.5 and ID.5 GTX, which may very well be the company's most stylish electric SUVs yet.

As a response to the more flamboyant electric competition from South Korea, like the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the Kia EV6, Volkswagen has now announced the newest model in its ever expanding lineup of all-electric vehicles. The sleek looking VW ID.5 and ID.5 GTX are basically a coupé version of the well-known ID.4 electric SUV, which in collaboration with the Volkswagen ID.3 has achieved remarkable sales numbers in Western Europe.

The Volkswagen ID.5 will be offered in three different powertrain configurations. The rear wheel drive base model ID.5 Pro features a single electric motor with 172 horsepower, while the Volkswagen ID.5 Pro Performance increases that performance to 201 hp. The even sportier top-of-the-line configuration, the Volkswagen ID.5 GTX, comes with two electric motors with a combined output of 295 horsepower, all wheel drive and a top speed of 112 mph (180 kmh). All Volkswagen ID.5 configurations are equipped with the same 77 kWh battery which allows for a projected range of up to 323 miles. The slightly improved range of the Volkswagen ID.5 may be the result of the more aerodynamic shape in comparison to the bulkier looking ID.4.

Like in most German cars, the cabin of the Volkswagen ID.5 looks fairly conservative, even though the middle console features a large touchscreen and the heads-up display has an augmented reality function which could be particularly intriguing for tech enthusiasts. In Europe, pricing and availability of the new Volkswagen ID.5 electric SUV vary by country. In Germany, preorders for the ID.5 will kick off in mid November with prices starting at 47,400 Euros (US$54,800). Delivery of the first Volkswagen ID.5 is scheduled for spring 2022, but unfortunately the German automaker has not announced plans to bring the new Volkswagen ID.5 electric SUV to the American market as well.

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Image source: Volkswagen
Image source: Volkswagen

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Enrico Frahn, 2021-11- 5 (Update: 2021-11- 5)