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ID 4-based coupé-SUV starts from £50,550 in the UK, rising to £58,640 for the sporty GTX

Volkswagen has revealed pricing and specification details for the ID 5 coupé-SUV, the third member of its family of bespoke EVs.  

The German firm is now taking orders for the model, which starts at £50,550. It joins the ID 3 hatchback and the closely related ID 4 SUV in UK dealerships. 

The standard rear-driven ID 5 is driven by a familiar choice of either 172bhp or 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 313 miles – a slight boost over the straight-backed ID 4, courtesy of the ID 5's improved aerodynamics. 

Three specification levels are available: Tech, Max and the range-topping GTX.

All models, starting with the £50,550 Tech, are equipped with ID Light LED matrix headlights, Volkswagen’s Travel Assist safety system, a powered tailgate, tri-zone climate control, an augmented-reality head-up display and 12-way-adjustable seats. 

Max trim is priced from £54,050 and offers 20in alloy wheels, premium sports seats, a more efficient heat pump and a sports driving package, which includes dynamic chassis control, progressive steering and drive-profile selection. 

The ID 5 GTX features an uprated performance powertrain with an additional motor on the front axle, bumping output to 295bhp and cutting the 0-62mph time to 6.3sec, but a slightly shorter range of 296 miles.

Prices for the ID 5 GTX start at £58,640. Equipment includes sportier Ystad 20in alloy wheels, glossy finishes on the roof frame and C-pillars, red seat upholstery, dark-blue faux-leather door panels and GTX-branded door-sill protectors. 

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

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. 

Otherwise 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, measuring in at 549 litres.

Volkswagen expects the entry-level Pro to claim 50% of ID 5 sales, followed by the more powerful Pro Performance at 35% and the top-rung GTX at 15%.

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Peter Cavellini 27 January 2022

Didn't that many of us had the £50K just now to afford an EV.

TS7 27 January 2022
Not going to make me cancel my order for an AWD Ioniq 5, that's for sure.
scotty5 27 January 2022

Starting at £50,000 for a medioce family hatchback?

The car industry should be very worried because expecting to sell the number of cars they once did simply isn't sustainable at these prices.