The Volkswagen ID.5 and ID.5 GTX electric SUV coupés will launch in 2022.
The ID.5 will be powered by an electric motor at the rear and the ID.5 GTX will have dual-motor all-wheel drive, with an electric motor on the front and rear axles. An optional adaptive DCC chassis is available.
The Volkswagen ID.5 will be able to charge at up to 135 kW at public rapid chargers, and at up to 11 kW at home or workplace charge points.
New ID. software version 3.0 allows for over-the-air updates and includes improved charging performance and voice control.
Data from compatible vehicles in the Volkswagen fleet and signals from infrastructure within a radius of up to 800 metres can be interpreted in a fraction of a second, enabling driver alerts about dangerous areas, accidents and stationary traffic.
An optional augmented reality head-up display within the driver’s field of vision presents additional information.
Electric cooling air vents in the front of the vehicle open only when necessary to ensure optimal air flow. The luggage compartment volume is 549 litres.
Volkswagen’s We Charge charging network has around 250,000 charging points across Europe.
By 2030, at least 70 per cent of Volkswagen’s unit sales in Europe are expected to come from electric-only vehicles – equivalent to more than one million vehicles.
In North America and China, the goal is that electric vehicles will account for at least 50 per cent of unit sales.
To achieve these goals, Volkswagen is launching at least one electric vehicle onto the market every year.
The new ID.5 and ID.5 GTX are manufactured at the Volkswagen plant in Zwickau and are carbon-neutral upon handover to the customer. When charged using 100 percent green energy, the vehicles are virtually climate-neutral.