Volkswagen has released a new electric SUV that competes with Tesla’s. The ID.5 will be the third vehicle in the ID series, and it will offer improved handling, more features, and eye-catching performance. The outgoing ID.4 is equipped with RWD as standard and has a 77 kWh battery that can easily handle a range of 250 miles.
Nonetheless, there is an all-wheel-drive (AWD) version available, which features a second drive motor mounted in front of the vehicle. Overall, the 2022 Volkswagen ID.5, which is heavily inspired by the ID 4, will make a spectacular premiere. Although the ID.5 was briefly unmasked a few months ago, no other information, including specifications or pricing, has been made public.
Volkswagen ID.5 Price
Volkswagen ID.5 Price in India is INR 4,347,640(US$53,020)
VW ID.5 prices start at EUR 47,935 (USD 50,981) in Germany and NOK 472,700 (USD 48,235) in Norway. Prices in these nations for the VW ID.5 GTX start at EUR 56,455 (USD $60,042) and NOK 525,000 (USD $53,571), respectively.
Volkswagen ID.5 Colours
Metallic – Blue Dusk
Metallic – Glacier white
Metallic – Grenadilla black
Metallic – Scale silver
Metallic – Stonewashed blue
Special metallic – Kings red
VW ID.5 & VW ID.5 GTX production
Volkswagen’s plant in Zwickau, Germany, is the first in the world to switch from producing internal combustion engine vehicles to producing only electric vehicles. The ID.3, ID.4, Audi Q4 e-tron, Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron, and the Cupra Born are just some of the VW Group vehicles that share the MEB platform with the ID.5 and ID.5 GTX in production as of January 2022.
The mill can crank out 1,400 units each day, or about 330,000 EVs per year. VW, however, claims that full production capacity won’t be reached until the chip supply issues are resolved. Current plant capacity is equivalent to 200,000 – 300,000 EVs per year.
Volkswagen has made the audacious assertion that its Zwickau factory is now operating at a net-zero carbon footprint. According to the press release, all emissions across the entire production and supply chain are eliminated, and the remainder are balanced out through climate-related initiatives. Manufacturers of batteries have committed to only using renewable energy sources.
Volkswagen invested EUR 1.2 billion for the change. Components are transported around the facility without the need for human intervention thanks to the plant’s usage of driverless vehicles and robots from the fourth industrial revolution.
Design & Features
Behind the B-pillars, the VW ID.5 is distinguishable from the ID.4 by its lower roofline and radically angled hatch, both of which contribute to the vehicle’s sportier appearance and better aerodynamics. The ID.5 has a distinct coupe-like profile because to its rounded windscreen and flat trunk. The ID.5’s decklid spoiler gives it a more aggressive appearance. The ID.4 coupe has the same cabin layout as the sedan.
Special trim is available for the VW ID.5 GTX, much like the ID.4 GTX. The GTX variant’s LED daytime running lights (DRLs) are concealed in three honeycomb-shaped components at the extreme ends of the bumper. A GTX badge replaces the model name plate on the trunk lid.
Volkswagen updated the look of its vehicles on June 15, 2022, by releasing new black mirrors, a black GTX logo on the front doors, and black alloy wheels. All of these upgrades set the ID.5 GTX apart from the regular model by giving it a more threatening and sporting appearance.
Volkswagen introduced a design refresh by making formerly premium ID.5 GTX features free for all users. After the revision, the formerly optional temperature-comfort windscreen, tinted side and rear windows, two USB-C ports, heated front seats, a changeable centre console, and Air Care Climatronic dual-zone automated climate control system are now standard.
Both the Pro and Pro Performance versions of the Volkswagen ID.5 are offered only with a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) configuration. To get from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour (62 miles per hour), the ID.5 Pro has a standard 128 kW (172 hp) motor and needs 10.4 seconds. The ID.5 has a more powerful engine that can propel it from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.4 seconds thanks to its 150 kW (201 hp) output. ID.5 Pro and ID.5 Pro Performance have the same maximum speed of 160 km/h (99 mph).
The ID.5 GTX has two motors—one in the front and one in the back—for increased speed and grip. Two hundred and twenty kilowatts of power are generated by these motors (295 hp). The ID.5 GTX can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.3 seconds, which is much less time than its competitors. In addition, its highest speed is significantly higher than before, clocking in at an impressive 180 km/h (111 mph).
The ID.5 and ID.5 GTX both use the same conventional lithium-ion battery pack with 77 kWh of capacity. With the WLTP cycle, the ID.5 Pro and ID.5 Pro Performance both have the same 534-kilometer range (332 miles). The ID.5 GTX has a WLTP range of 512 km, which is slightly less than its competitors (318 miles).
Volkswagen ID.5 and GTX version owners can use up to 11 kW of power from an AC charging station or wall box, or 135 kW from a DC charging station to juice up their vehicles. On AC, a full charge can be achieved in as little as 7 hours and 30 minutes. If you have a direct current charger, you can get from 5 to 80% SoC in as little as 29 minutes (ID.5)/36 minutes (ID.5 GTX).
|Aspect\Specification||VW ID.5 (Pro/Pro Performance) Specification||VW ID.5 GTX Specification|
|System Power||128 kW (172 hp)/150 kW (201 hp)||220 kW (295 hp)|
|System Torque||235 Nm (173 lb.-ft.)/310 Nm (229 lb.-ft.)||460 Nm (339 lb.-ft.)|
|Battery Pack Capacity||77 kWh||77 kWh|
|Maximum AC Charging Power||11 kW||11 kW|
|Lowest AC Charging Time (0-100% SoC)||07:30 h||07:30 h|
|Maximum DC Charging Power||135 kW||135 kW|
|Lowest DC Charging Time (5-80% SoC)||00:29 h||00:36 h|
|0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) Acceleration Time||10.4 s/8.4 s||6.3 s|
|Top Speed||160 km/h (99 mph)||180 km/h (111 mph)|
|Range (WLTP)||534 km (332 miles)||512 km (318 miles)|
|Luggage Volume (Rear Seats Up/Rear Seats Folded)||549 l/ 1,561 l||549 l/ 1,561 l|
|Towing Capacity (Unbraked/Braked)||750 kg (1,653 lbs.)/1,200 kg (2,646 lbs.)||750 kg (1,653 lbs.)/1,400 kg (3,086 lbs.)|
After launching with ID. software 3.0, Volkswagen later upgraded to the more sophisticated ID. software 3.1. Volkswagen introduced version 3.2 of the ID. system with the ID. Buzz. The ID.3 already has version 3.2, and eventually the ID.5 will as well.
There aren’t many noteworthy improvements in ID. software 3.2. The newest version of Volkswagen’s e-route planner and Hello ID. voice assistant features an enhanced routing algorithm. Streaming music services like Apple Music and Spotify through the car’s infotainment system is a new option that most customers will like. With native streaming, you can enjoy your music and podcasts without ever having to connect your phone to the car’s stereo.
VW ID.5 vs VW ID.4
In August of 2021, Volkswagen gave a small group of European journalists a test drive in a disguised version of the VW ID.5 prototype. YouTuber Thomas Majchrzak of the channel Autogefuhl recorded his initial thoughts on the forthcoming EV and posted them online.
According to Majchrzak, the VW ID.5 is similar to the ID.4, and while they share the same wheelbase, the ID.5 is 3 cm (1.2 in) longer overall. Volkswagen wanted the ID.5 to have a coupe-like profile, so they swooped the D-pillars low and lengthened the trunk. Thus, ID.5 has a greater back overhang. The VW ID.5’s drag coefficient is 0.26 Cd, which is lower than that of the ID.4’s 0.28 Cd because of the ID.5’s more aerodynamic body.
Because the wheelbase is the same, the vehicle handles similarly. Views out the back are diminished by the somewhat reduced size of the window.
Cargo space is reduced due to the lower roofline, but only while the rear seat backs are in use. With the rear seats up, the cargo space of the Euro-spec ID. 4 is 543 litres (19.2 cu. ft.) with the seats folded down, that number rises to 1,575 litres (40 cu. ft). (55.6 cu. ft.). With its longer form factor, the ID.5 provides 549 litres (19.4 cu. ft.) of storage space. Nonetheless, when the rear seatbacks are folded down, 1,561 litres (55.1 cu. ft.) of storage space is made available.
VW ID.5 FAQs
What is the VW ID.5 competitor set?
The VW ID.5 competes with the Tesla Model Y, Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV, and the Nissan Ariya.
What is the VW ID.5 price?
In Germany, the standard variant starts at EUR 47,935 (USD 50,981) & the GTX variant costs EUR 56,455 (USD 60,042).
Is the VW ID.5 arriving in the United States?
Volkswagen has not announced plans for the ID.5 in the U.S., where ramping up the ID.4’s production & introducing theID. Buzzare priorities.