Volkswagen has added to its electric vehicle (EV) lineup today with the unveiling of the ID.5 and ID.5 GTX electric crossovers.
If you think the ID.5 looks familiar, that’s because it does, as it is almost the same design as the larger ID.4 electric SUV already available. Ralf Brandstätter, brand CEO however says this EV hits a new market segment.
“The ID.5 is electric, sporty and elegant. Our premium SUV coupé with 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,” he said.
The ID.5 features slightly shorter dimensions with a more sloping roofline, but thanks to VW’s modular MEB architecture, that sporty look hasn’t come at the sacrifice of interior space.
“The ID.5 is the body style of the future: aerodynamic, expressive, sporty and, thanks to MEB, with short overhangs,” says Jozef Kabaň, Head of Volkswagen Design. “That’s how we have been able to ensure a spacious interior despite the dynamic roof line – this simply wasn’t possible before.”
The entry-level ID.5 will come with a single rear-wheel drive (RWD) motor, providing 174 horsepower.
A 77kWh battery will give it, if going by other VW EVs, as much as 320 miles (514km) of range on a full charge.
Opting for the sportier ID.5 GTX will give you dual-motor all-wheel drive (AWD). VW did not release any performance or range specs for the GTX model.
The electric crossover will launch in Europe first next year with pricing information expected to be released soon. Details on a North American launch should also be released early next year.
ID.5 GTX Interior