Spied on a number of events, the Volkswagen ID.5 will lastly make its debut in September this 12 months, albeit in a pre-production type. The Wolfsburg-based firm has simply teased the ID.5 GTX idea and there’s rather a lot to be seen and mentioned.
Volkswagen says it can reveal the prototype throughout the IAA in Munich on September 7 this 12 months. It will turn into the primary coupe-SUV mannequin to be based mostly on the Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB) platform, and judging by the obtainable images, we’re fairly assured the manufacturing model will look 99 p.c just like the present automotive.
You’ve in all probability observed the GTX suffix which implies the idea will probably be a performance-oriented mannequin. VW is now utilizing the GTX index, a successor to the GTI, GTD, and GTE, to symbolize its new “athleticism” within the “world of electric mobility” or, merely put, its sporty electrical fashions.
Visually, the prototype doesn’t look that a lot completely different from the ID.4 GTX, particularly on the entrance the place the fascias are principally equivalent. At the again, although, it’s a distinct story because of the sloped C-pillars and the extensive horizontal traces underlined by the LED taillights with a 3D design impact.
The ID.5 GTX idea will probably be powered by two electrical motors, one for every axle, and we count on the system’s mixed output to be round 295 horsepower (220 kilowatts). That’s how a lot energy the mechanically equivalent ID.4 GTX is making, and within the ID.5’s case, a big lithium-ion battery will present a spread between costs of as much as 309 miles (497 kilometers) measured by the WLTP cycle.
It’s price noting that the latest addition to VW’s ID lineup may have a barely greater vary per cost in comparison with the ID.4 GTX (298 miles/480 km per WLTP). Both use the identical 77-kWh battery pack, although VW says the numbers might differ for the manufacturing model relying on the specification.
Volkswagen says it can launch the manufacturing model of the electrical coupe-crossover idea in some unspecified time in the future subsequent 12 months when it can turn into the model’s second manufacturing GTX mannequin. Both the ID.4 GTX and ID.5 GTX are a part of the automaker’s formidable plan to extend the share of all-electric vehicles in all its European gross sales to 70 p.c by 2030.