The electric Volkswagen ID.5 and the ID.5 GTX SUV-coupés are now available to order in the UK, with prices starting at £50,550.
The ID.5 is available with only the largest battery pack from the Volkswagen line-up – a 77 kWh (net) unit, providing a range of up to 313 miles. With a maximum recharging capacity of 135 kW, the ID.5 has a charge time of as little as 29 minutes to 80% at a rapid charger, or at a rate of six minutes to recharge 62 miles. The new model is available with three power options – 174 PS Pro, 204 PS Pro Performance, and 299 PS GTX.
The ID.5 is available in three trim levels: Tech, Max, and the 299 PS GTX Max, and has a large 549-litre boot capacity.
Every ID.5 variant is equipped with a panoramic sunroof; ID.Light LED matrix headlights; 3D-LED tail lights; the latest iteration of the Travel Assist semi-autonomous assistance system; an electric tailgate; 3-zone climate control; Volkswagen’s Augmented Reality Head-Up Display; and 12-way electrically adjustable ArtVelour microfleece seats with massage function.
Over the entry-level Tech trim, the ID.5 Max gains additional features including 20-inch ‘Drammen’ alloy wheels; Top-Sport ‘Plus’ seats; and the Sports Package Plus, which incorporates Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) with Driving Profile Selection, and progressive steering for additional driver engagement. The ID.5 Max and GTX Max also benefit from an energy-efficient heat pump.
Expected to take around 15% of ID.5 sales is the ID.5 GTX Max – the second Volkswagen to wear the new GTX badge after the ID.4 GTX – which offers quicker acceleration thanks to the higher power delivered by its dual-motor all-wheel drive system. The ID.5 GTX is capable of a 112 mph top speed and a 0 to 62 mph sprint time of 6.3 seconds. The ID.5 GTX Max starts at £58,640.
The ID.5 is delivered to customers as a net carbon-neutral product according to the independent auditing body TÜV NORD, which examines the entire supply chain, manufacturing process and all logistics.
Volkswagen has also launched the ID.4 Pro – the new entry point into the ID.4 77 kWh battery. This new variant – which is capable of up to 318 miles between charges, thanks to a 77 kWh battery pack – takes the starting price of the largest battery ID.4 down to £41,430 on the Life specification. The ID.4 Pro sits between the 52 kWh 170 PS Pure Performance, and the 204 PS 77 kWh Pro Performance.