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VW ID.5 debuts with coupe roof, GTX trim and familiar styling

Volkswagen’s onslaught of latest EVs continues immediately with the introduction of the ID.5. The mannequin will are available two flavors – commonplace and GTX – with three trims and three powertrain choices. The ID. 5’s acquainted form – for those who use the correct amount of squint – is because of it sharing fairly a bit with the ID.4. Both have the identical wheelbase and general size, although the ID.5 will get a coupe-like roof to separate it from the extra traditional-looking ID.4.

While the ID.5 rides on the company’s MEB structure, it is not a whole carbon copy of the ID.4 below the sheet metallic. Unlike the ID.4, the ID.5 comes with only one battery – a 77-kilowatt-hour pack. It pairs to considered one of three electrical motor outputs, relying on the trim – ID.5 Pro, ID.5 Pro Performance, or ID.5 GTX.

The Pro and Pro Performance each have rear-mounted electrical motors, with the ID.5 Pro delivering 171 horsepower (128 kilowatts) and a ten.4-second 0-62 mile-per-hour (100 kph) time. The Pro Performance delivers 201 hp (150 kW), taking 8.4 seconds to succeed in 62 mph. Both have a 99-mph (160-kph) prime pace. The ID.5 GTX will get a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive configuration that pumps out 295 hp (220 kW), rocketing the EV crossover to 62 mph in 6.3 seconds with a prime pace of 111 mph (180 kph).

VW says the Pro Performance is projected to supply as much as 323 miles (520 kilometers) of vary on Europe’s forgiving WLTP testing cycle. The GTX is a bit decrease at 298 miles (480 km). Helping the ID.5 ship its vary is a glossy 0.26 drag coefficient, which is .02 higher than the ID.4. The ID. 5’s sloping roofline does eat into the mannequin’s cargo space, which provides 19.38 cubic toes (549 liters) with the rear seats up and 55.12 cubic toes (1,561 liters) with the seats down. Those figures are under the 30.3 (848) and 64.2 cubic toes (1,817 liters) within the ID.4

Inside, the ID.5 seems to be precisely just like the ID.4, with the identical infotainment display screen, sparse structure, and digital instrument cluster. GTX fashions get the trim branding perforated on the seats for some added styling. VW hasn’t offered any pricing info, however that ought to be out there nearer to the mannequin’s on-sale date. It’s scheduled to start arriving in European markets someday subsequent year.

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