Volkswagen gave a first look at the new ID 5 electric car ahead of its launch this summer – and confirmed that the SUV coupe will get a hot GTX version.
The new machine, which is closely related to the current ID 4 SUV, was showcased in a special camouflage livery in a teaser video at the launch of the new ID 4 GTX.
The ID 5 will be the third of Volkswagen’s electric ID models to go on sale in Europe, joining the ID 3 hatch and ID 4. It will be offered in virtually identical specifications to the ID 4, with a range of battery sizes and and two-motor versions with different power outputs.
Volkswagen boss Ralf Brandstätter said: “Our next coupe is all about sleek, flowing lines and naturally the ID 5 will have a GTX version as well.”
The ID 5 GTX will use the same powertrain as the new ID 4 version, with a dual-engine all-wheel drive powertrain that delivers 295 hp and a 77 kWh battery offering an official range of up to 298 miles.
The ID 5 will initially be produced alongside the ID 4 at Volkswagen’s Zwickau plant, before both models move to a new home at the company’s Emden plant.
Volkswagen is committed to launching at least one new ID model, all built on the VW Group’s MEB platform, per year. The production version of the ID Buzz will follow next year, with the production ID Vizzion sedan scheduled for 2023.
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This notice was published: 2021-04-28 16:12:26