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New Volkswagen ID.5 GTX prototype review
The hot new all-electric Volkswagen ID.5 GTX is looking in very good shapeWe’ve already driven Volkswagen’s first performance-focused electric car, the ID.4 GTX, and now we’ve had the chance to sample the swoopier ID.5 GTX coupé-SUV in prototype form – and it’s mostly great.
The ID.3 might be the ‘Golf’ for a new era, but the larger ID.4 is expected to be Volkswagen’s best-selling EV worldwide. It’s roughly the same size as a , albeit with more interior space and much lower running costs.
ID.4 prices start from £32,495 (including the government’s £2,500) and two battery sizes are offered: 52 or 77kWh. Power outputs range from 148hp up to 299hp in the semi-sporty GTX. As for range, anything up to 322 miles is possible on a full charge.
You sense the ID.4’s two-tonne heft while driving; even the GTX feels brisk at best. Nonetheless, you’ll appreciate its well-weighted controls and easygoing demeanour.
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The forward/reverse drive selector on the steering column is simple to use and ride comfort is impressive. We’ll welcome a little more regenerative braking, though –isn’t really an option.
Inside, the ID.4 offers ample space for a family of four, plus a large boot. Its techno-minimalist aesthetic also appeals, although you pay the price in flawed ergonomics. Many functions are buried within sub-menus of the central screen, while the touchpads on the steering wheel are infuriating.
The ID.4 won the 2021award – judged by 93 international motoring journalists, including our very own Richard Aucock. It’s a capable electric SUV that could fit seamlessly into family life.
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The combéer from the combéer is decided on most car manufacturers, development funds hiking into the electromobility. So also at VW. At the beginning of 2022, with the first fully electric SUV coupe, the ID.5, the third electric car of the ID family should role to the dealers. On a fully electric ID small car , customers have so far been waited in vain. Yes, Volkswagen had the e-up! In the program, however, the meanwhile no longer can be ordered.
However, we’d favour the more desirable and dynamic Ford Mustang Mach-E if shopping towards the upper end of the range.
- Launched: 2021
- Facelifted: TBC
- Due for replacement: TBC
Volkswagen's ID.5 will rival the Tesla Model Y .
Its 77kWh battery promises a range of 323 miles and a sportier GTX version with improved performance will be hitting showrooms too - though with a slightly shorter range. Its release comes as the UK's automotive trade body claimed the huge spike in demand for EVs in recent months will see pure-electric cars outsell diesel next year. © Provided by This Is Money Watch out Tesla: Volkswagen's new ID.5 and sporty ID.