Volkswagen says that it is moving the electrification of its new cars forward and into a new market segment. The automaker describe its new ID.5 as an elegant E-SUV coupé. It adds that it is also equipped with the new ID. software version 3.0., which it claims includes improved charging performance and voice control among other features.
It boasts of an elegant and dynamic design (but you can judge that for yourself), outstanding aerodynamics, and an extensive range. It boasts that the new ID.5 and the sporty ID.5 GTX with dual-motor all-wheel drive are the new, long-range top models in the ID. family. Like all ID. models, Volkswagen’s first e-SUV coupé is based on the Volkswagen modular electric drive matrix (MEB).
“The ID.5 is the body style of the future: aerodynamic, expressive, sporty and, thanks to MEB, with short overhangs,” according to 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 new software generation 3.0 promises to allow for over-the-air updates and activation of additional functions, so that the ID.5 can stay up-to-date for a long time. The German car giant claims that its innovative assistance systems such as ‘Travel Assist’ with swarm data allow for an even more relaxed and predictive driving experience. It adds that the new optional ‘Park Assist Plus’ with memory function will take care of personalised parking processes on request.
At 4,599 mm long (ID.5 GTX: 4,582 mm), the e-SUV coupé from Volkswagen will launch in 2022 with three engine options. The ID.5 will be powered by an electric engine in the rear. The dual-motor all-wheel drive of the ID.5 GTX will be powered by an e-motor on the front and rear axles.
Volkswagen says that all ID.5 engine types are powered by a large, long-range battery. A low drag coefficient of 0.26 (or 0.27 in the ID.5 GTX) increases efficiency and boosts the vehicle’s extensive range. It adds that this capability is further supported by the integrated spoiler in the wide-opening, aerodynamically shaped tailgate. Electric cooling air vents in the front of the vehicle open only when necessary, so as to ensure optimal air flow.
The characteristic LED technology, with light strips on the front (optional) and rear, unmistakably identifies the ID.5 as a member of the ID. family. Many features, including the striking bumper, painted door panelling and new roof line – set the e-SUV coupé apart from the ID.4, which was named world car of the year.
The ‘Vehicle Dynamics Manager’ networks the drive and chassis control systems, while an optional adaptive DCC chassis ensures optimal driving dynamics. The ID.5 and ID.5 GTX coast in driving mode D and recuperate energy in mode B.
The new body style. despite its coupé-type shape, the ID.5 has just 12 mm less headroom in the back than the Volkswagen ID.4. According to Volkswagen, the long 2,766 mm wheelbase facilitates interior spatial conditions comparable to those of SUVs in higher vehicle classes.
The luggage compartment volume in the ID.5 is 549 litres. In addition to the ultra-modern digital cockpit offers a new operating concept. Volkswagen also boasts that the driver display and high-resolution multimedia system deliver strikingly brilliant visuals. In addition, it adds that an innovative augmented reality head-up display (optional) within the driver’s field of vision presents additional information.