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ID 4-based coupe-SUV set to start from £47,000 in the UK
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3 November 2021

The rakish-roofed new ID 5 is the third member of Volkswagen’s family of bespoke EVs, joining the ID 3 hatchback and the closely related ID 4 crossover in UK dealerships in the first quarter of 2022. 

The standard rear-driven ID 5 will be offered from around the £47,000 mark with a familiar choice of 172bhp and 201bhp motors, which get it from 0-62mph in 10.4sec and 8.4sec respectively. 

A 77kWh battery (standard in the UK) offers a maximum range of 323 miles – a slight boost over the straight-backed ID 4, courtesy of the new car’s improved aerodynamics. 

The ID 5 matches the ID 4’s 135kW maximum charging rate, too, so it can be topped up to 80% in less than 30 minutes.

 Like its sibling, the ID 5 will also be offered in performance-focused GTX guise with an additional motor on the front axle, bumping output to 295bhp and cutting the 0-62mph time to 6.3sec. The additional power does reduce the range, but the ID 5 GTX can still do 304 miles per charge. 

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With the ID 5, Volkswagen is ushering in an updated version of its touchscreen infotainment system, which promises faster response times, although the controversial touch-slider heating controls remain. 

Elsewhere, the ID 5’s cabin is virtually unchanged from that of the ID 4, save for a 12mm reduction in rear head room and a shorter boot.

 Pricing will be confirmed closer to the ID 5’s launch. Volkswagen expects the entry-level Pro to claim 50% of sales, followed by the more powerful Pro Performance at 35% and the top-rung GTX at 15%.

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soldi 3 November 2021

These IDs look like they were designed in a hurry without too much imagination. 

Fat, bloated, heavy and under-developed, these cars deserve the failure they are delivering.

Just like others have said, new alternatives from Kia, Hyundai and Toyota look much more appealing.

bol 3 November 2021

You've got to REALLY want a VW to choose this over the Kia or Hyundai, let alone the Tesla Y which will be cheaper than the GTX but with much more performance and practicality. 

Tristan Hunt-Walker 3 November 2021

Tesla don't have the dealer network that Volkswagen have though. 

Boris9119 3 November 2021

Can't argue with that bol.

567 3 November 2021

It's ugly looking. Also look at the Price for a VW. No thank you!