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Munich Motor Show debut for Volkswagen ID.5 GTX prototype

  • Volkswagen will use Munch IAA show to reveal forthcoming ID.5
  • Prototype will show off coupe-SUV styling
  • Gives a preview of the production version due early next year

Time 2 months ago

Volkswagen has announced it’ll reveal a new ID.5 GTX at the IAA Munich Motor Show next month.

The camouflaged prototype will clearly show off the production version of the electric SUV, which will differ from the ID.4 in having a more coupe-like roofline to give it a sleek profile.

The ID.5 will become the third model in Volkswagen’s pure-electric ID. range and will share those car’s bespoke electric MEB platform.

The overall styling is being hidden as this is still a pre-production model, but a few details have broken through.

For example, it will have matrix LED headlights with a light strip that passes through the VW logo, while the headlights themselves have a honeycomb design.

At the rear there’s a similar light bar that stretches the width of the vehicle, while the taillights have a cool 3D effect. With this being a sporty GTX version, there’s a spoiler perched atop the bootlid.

For the prototype, the powertrain is a dual motor system, with a motor on both axles that provides all-wheel-drive. It has a 77kWh battery that should have a range of over 300 miles.

As the GTX model this would be the highest power output available on the ID.5, with additional options lower in the range likely to join the lineup at a later date.

You can also expect single-motor options with less power that focus on providing the longest range possible.

The production-ready ID.5 GTX will go on sale early next year and will contribute to Volkswagen’s goal to have 70 per cent of its new car sales being all-electric by 2050.

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer.

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