Volkswagen has unveiled the ID.5 coupe-crossover as part of its next-generation ID line of electric cars. Sales of a model that will compete with the Kia EV6 and Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback will begin in Europe in 2022.
The car shared the main components and assemblies with the previously presented ID.4 crossover, from which the ID.5 differs in a “more stylish” coupe-like silhouette. In addition, the body has a reduced coefficient of aerodynamic drag from 0.28 to 0.26, which allowed a slight increase in the range of the car.
The coupe-crossover will be available in three main versions: Pro, Pro Performance and GTX. The first version is equipped with a single electric motor on the rear axle with a capacity of 174 hp, and the return of the second unit is increased to 204 horsepower. Cars are able to accelerate from standstill to “hundreds” in 10.4 and 8.4 seconds. respectively, and the maximum speed in both cases is 160 km per hour. The declared range without recharging the batteries is 520 kilometers.
The sports variant, designated GTX, is equipped with two electric motors (one on each axle) providing all-wheel drive. The engines, producing a total of 300 hp, allow the crossover to accelerate to 100 km / h in 6.2 seconds. The maximum speed has been increased to 180 km per hour, and the cruising range has been reduced to 480 kilometers due to more powerful engines and increased mass.
Under the GTX index, the Germans will now produce the most powerful and fastest modifications of their electric cars – by analogy with the abbreviations GTE, GTI and GTD used for sports hybrids, gasoline and diesel cars, respectively.
Source: Auto News