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SUV-coupé model is closely related to the ID 4 and was previously previewed with a camouflage livery

Volkswagen will officially reveal the ID 5 SUV-coupé and its performance GTX variant on Wednesday 3 November as the firm extends its range of all-electric models.  

The new car, which is closely related to the current ID 4 SUV, arrives as part of Volkswagen's ambition to become the global leader in electric car sales in 2021. 

The model was previously shown in a teaser video with a special camouflage livery during the launch of the new ID 4 GTX, and the German manufacturer earlier this year confirmed that the larger SUV would gain its own hot variant. 

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 specification to the ID 4, with a range of battery sizes and single- and dual-motor versions with various power outputs.

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Volkswagen boss Ralf Brandstätter said: “Our next coupé is all about the elegance of flowing lines and naturally the ID 5 will also have a GTX version.”

The ID 5 GTX will use the same powertrain as the new ID 4 variant, with a twin-motor all-wheel-drive system that offers 295bhp, and a 77kWh battery giving an official range of up to 298 miles.

The ID 5 will initially be produced alongside the ID 4 at Volkswagen’s Zwickau factory, before both models move to a new home in the firm’s Emden facility.

Volkswagen has committed to launching at least one new ID model – all of which are 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 saloon due in 2023. 


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Einarbb 29 October 2021

Bob Cat Brian -- is there any limit to how high up the numerical scale, ID numbers could go? One could technically imagine ID 15 or 28 or 59, just to name examples.

Bob Cat Brian 29 October 2021
Einarbb wrote:

Bob Cat Brian -- is there any limit to how high up the numerical scale, ID numbers could go? One could technically imagine ID 15 or 28 or 59, just to name examples.

Of course, although traditionally manufacturers like to keep a logical heirarchy to model numbers, with 4 being more expensive than 3 etc. Calling the Golf sized one '3' suggests theyre saving space below for 1&2. 

Polestar appear to be numbering their models in age order as you suggest, and Tesla's numbers/letters bear no logic so perhaps the traditional way is being replaced.

Giving this car a separate designation seems a stretch as its clearly a fastbacked iD4, but I guess its getting them more press than if it were just the iD4 fastback, and VW can claim be to be launching a new model,

dezzn 29 April 2021

And how heavy is this barge?

abkq 29 April 2021
This is pathetic. You are charged more for a car with reduced headroom which also looks uglier.
With the sloping roof the rear doesn't work. Looks too tall and narrow.