The new 2022 Volkswagen ID.5 And ID.5 GTX coupe-SUV will be available to order early next year, in Pro, Pro Performance, or sporty GTX guises 

Volkswagen is expanding its electric offering with the addition of the ID.5, an SUV Coupe version of the existing ID.4 with a more relaxed roofline and rear. 

A sibling model of the similarly shaped Audi Q4 E-Tron Sportback and Skoda Enyaq Coupé iV, the compact ID.5 will initially be sold in Europe, but VW has hinted that other markets may follow later. However, there are currently no plans to offer it in the United States. 

New Shape and Styling 

The ID.5 retains many of the same styling details that make the ID.4 so attractive and then adds a sporty sloping roofline to top it off. 

The difference in the profile isn’t dramatic enough to reduce functionality – think of a BMW X5 vs. X6 and a VW Atlas vs. an Atlas Cross Sport somewhere in between – but it’s enough to give it that touch of extra style. 

To further distinguish it from ID.4, ID.5 obtains part of its identity in the form of unique characteristics.

Since it’s supposed to be the sportier coupe equivalent of the ID.4, so is the base ID. 5 has a few cues borrowed from sportier VW models, while the ID.5 GTX receives an equally muscular design as the ID .4 GTX. 

In addition, every trim of the ID.5 sees its sloping roofline transform into a functional rear spoiler. 

Volkswagen ID.5 GTX 

2022 Volkswagen ID.5 GTX Interior
Volkswagen ID.5 GTX EV

You are probably familiar with Volkswagen’s GTI badge, used on high-performance versions of the Golf, come on! and Polo. A new GTX badge was created for the brand’s electric cars, which started with the ID.4. 

The ID.5 GTX has a sportier body kit than the standard model, including a new front bumper and rear diffuser. The GTX also has lowered suspension and upgraded brakes, while dynamic chassis control is optional.  

A motor mounted on each axle means the GTX is four-wheel drive and powerful. With two engines, the GTX produces 295 hp, which is very close to the Volkswagen Golf R sedan. 062 mph takes just 6.3 seconds and the top speed is increased to 112 mph. 

Technical Features of 2022 Volkswagen ID.5 And ID.5 GTX

As is to be expected from any new EV these days, the ID.5 comes with all the latest tech on board. This includes things like an  

  • Augmented reality heads-up display 
  • Driver aids like adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist 
  •  Over-the-air updates to make sure all of it stays current. 
  • The crossover also places a heavy focus on lighting. 
  •  On the outside, this manifests itself as welcome animations as the driver approaches, 
  • On the inside it comes in the form of ambient lighting in the roof dash panel, doors, and footwells.  
  • “Hello ID” voice controls:  The full-width LED strip on the dashboard uses carefully chosen colored light signals to communicate important information to the driver so they can keep their eyes on the road and respond to commands using the vehicle. 

In addition to all the interactive technology, the ID.5 also emphasizes its advanced charging capabilities. In an AC charging station or home wall charger.

The vehicle can be charged with a power of up to 11 kW, but in fast-charging stations, it can be charged up to 135 kW, which can replenish a range of 199,242 miles (320,390 km) in approximately 30 minutes. In addition, when paired with a home energy management system, VW’s ID.

The charger can perform tasks such as managing charging time to optimize electricity costs, using solar power (if applicable), and even support for two-way charging once the proper infrastructure is fully in place. 

Range, Charging, and Performance 

2022 Volkswagen ID.5 And ID.5 GTX
Volkswagen GTX Charging

Three models make up the ID.5 range: Pro, Pro Performance, and the sporty GTX version. Pro gets a 172 hp electric motor and a time of 10.4 seconds at 062 mph, while Pro Performance increases those numbers to 201 hp and 8.4 seconds. Both are rear-wheel drives and will reach a top speed of 99 mph. 

The sleek body of the ID.5 means it’s more efficient than the ID.4, so the range is slightly higher. The Pro and Pro Performance models offer up to 323 miles from a full charge, while the mighty GTX also officially covers 304 miles. 

While the ID.4 can charge up to 120 kW, the ID.5 accepts up to 135 kW of power, which means that charging to 80% with a fast charger only takes 26 minutes, compared to 35 minutes for ID 4. VW ID. models will soon be able to charge at a higher rate as the brand rolls out an update. 

2022 Volkswagen ID.5 Performance
 VariantsID.5
Maximum power* 128 kW / 174 PS 
Gearbox 1-speed gearbox, rear 
Top speed 160 km/h 
0-100 km/h 10.4 s 
Range (WLTP) Up to 520 km 
Drag coefficient cd 0.26 
2022 Volkswagen ID.5 ProPerformance
 VariantsID.5 Pro
Maximum power* 150 kW / 204 PS 
Gearbox 1-speed gearbox, rear 
Top speed 160 km/h 
0-100 km/h 8.4 s 
Range (WLTP) Up to 520 km 
Drag coefficient cd 0.26 
2022 Volkswagen ID.5 GTXPerformance
 VariantsID.5 GTX 
Maximum power* 220 kW / 299 PS 
Gearbox 1-speed gearbox, one in the front, one in the rear 
Top speed 180 km/h 
0-100 km/h 6.3 s 
Range (WLTP) Up to 480 km 
Drag coefficient ce 0.27 

2022 Volkswagen ID.5 GTX Interior and Boot Size 

2022 Volkswagen Interior
Volkswagen ID.5 GTX Interior

Given that the ID.5 is fundamentally a sleeker version of the ID.4, it’s no surprise that most of the interior parts are shared between the two cars. 

There is a six-inch driver’s display and a 12-inch touchscreen for infotainment. The car’s platform and the absence of a transmission tunnel make it more spacious than a Volkswagen Tiguan. Animal products were not used for any of the interiors. 

The 549-liter boot is very generous, especially as it’s six liters more than the boxier ID.4 when measured to the parcel shelf. 

Dimensions of the 2022 Volkswagen ID.5 And ID.5 GTX

DimensionsVolkswagen ID.52022 Volkswagen ID.5 GTX
Length in mm 4599 4582 
Width in mm 1852 1852 
Height in mm 1613 1619 
Wheelbase in mm 2766 2766 

Sales Expected To Start Early 2022 

Nothing has been announced yet regarding the price or release date of the ID.5, but it is expected to go on sale across Europe in the first quarter of 2022.

With the starting price for each of its trim levels slightly above their ID.4 counterparts. As for the United State, a spokesperson for VW of America confirmed that the company has no plans to offer the ID.5 in the United States. 

Conclusion

Coupe versions of SUVs are very popular and Volkswagen is aiming to get a piece of the pie with the ID.5. 

The 2022 Volkswagen ID.5 And ID.5 GTX will be a bit more expensive than a comparable ID.4. But you may decide that it’s a small price to pay for the extra styling.

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