Prices for Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV-coupé – the ID.5 – will start at £50,550 and rise to £58,640 for range-topping versions.
The newest flagship of the German company’s burgeoning ID line-up, the ID.5 is being sold in four trim levels and order books are now open.
Common to each derivative is the 77kWh battery pack that can deliver up to 313-miles of range from a single charge. Using rapid charging, a 0-80% recharge is possible in 29 minutes, according to Volkswagen – the equivalent of 62 miles every six minutes.
How they differ is power, with ‘Tech Pro’ and ‘Max Pro’ models getting a 172bhp e-motor, rising to 201bhp in ‘Tech Pro Performance’ and ‘Max Pro Performance’. Four-wheel-drive is reserved for the 299bhp ‘GTX Max’ model which has a 112mph top speed – 13mph more than the other ID.5s.
Every ID.5 comes equipped with LED matrix headlights, 3D-effect LED tail-lights, a panoramic sunroof and electrically-powered tailgate. The cabin, meanwhile, packs in an augmented reality head-up display and 12-way electrically adjustable driver and front passenger seats on top of the firm’s Travel Assist semi-autonomous assistance system.
Wearing 20-inch ‘Drammen’ alloy wheels the ID.5 Max has ‘Sport Plus’ seats and a ‘Sports Package Plus’ that consists of Dynamic Chassis Control, drive mode selection and progressive steering “for additional driver engagement”. The ID.5 Max and GTX Max also benefit from an energy-efficient heat pump.
Sales of the ID.5 GTX Max are expected to account for 15% of all orders and is marked out by sports-style bumpers with an integrated Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) , 20-inch ‘Ystad’ alloy wheels and a glossy anthracite finish for the roof frame and C-pillars.
The interior is set apart by seat upholstery lifted by contrasting red stitching, dark blue leatherette door panels, GTX-branded door sill protectors, and GTX logos on the steering wheel and digital screens.
Options are limited to body colours, alloy wheel profiles and “carefully selected extras”, says Volkswagen, while a 594-litre boot and a spacious rear demonstrates “practicality is high on the agenda”.
Volkswagen has also added to the ID.4 line-up by introducing a new entry-level version in the shape of ID.4 Life Pro. It adopts the same 77kWh battery pack for a claimed range of 318-miles between charges. The ID.4 Pro model takes the starting price of the largest battery ID.4 down to £41,430 on ‘Life Pro’ specification.