New Volkswagen ID.5 (ID.4 Coupe) spotted: price, specs and release date

Padraig Mallett
October 15, 2020

Volkswagen’s latest electric car has been spotted testing. It’s a coupe-version of the recently revealed ID.4 that’ll likely be called the ID.5 when it goes on sale next year. Read on for more. 


  • New electric coupe SUV spotted
  • Likely called the ID.5
  • Batteries shared with ID.4
  • 77kWh battery
  • 204hp electric motor
  • 320-mile range
  • On sale in 2021
  • Expected to cost from around £40,000

The new VW ID.5 could be the first electric coupe SUV when it goes on sale in 2021. This new electric car will use the same batteries and motors as the recently revealed ID.4 and Skoda Enyaq iV and is set to cost from less than £40,000.

Only a small amount of camouflage disguises this ID.5 prototype’s design.

New Volkswagen ID.5 design

The new Volkswagen ID.5’s design borrows heavily from the ID.4. The front looks almost identical and the rear bumper is very similar, too. The main difference between the VW ID.4 and ID.5, is the sweeping roofline and subtle rear spoiler that look more like they belongs on a four-door coupe than a high-riding SUV.

The new VW ID.5’s cabin will look similar to the ID.4’s, shown here…

New Volkswagen ID.5 interior

Don’t expect the VW ID.5 to be radically different to the ID.4 inside. It’ll look equally minimalist and come with the same 12-inch touchscreen, digital driver’s display, simple dashboard design and ambient lighting.

The new ID.5 will share the ID.4’s 77kWh battery and 204hp motor. 

New Volkswagen ID.5 battery, performance and range

The new VW ID.5 will use very similar mechanical underpinnings to the ID.4. This means it’ll likely get the same 77kWh battery and electric motor that produces 204hp and 310Nm of torque, so it should match the VW ID.4‘s respectable 0-60mph time of 8.5 seconds.

Watch our review of the VW ID.3 to see what happens when you drive it until the batteries run out.

The ID.5 will likely be capable of around 320 miles between charges, and you’ll be able to use a 125kW fast-charging point to add around 200 miles of range in just half an hour.

Expect the new VW ID.5 to go on sale in 2021. 

New Volkswagen ID.5 price and release date

Volkswagen hasn’t released any information about when the new ID.5 will go on sale, but the test car in these photos looks ready to go into production, so you’ll likely be able to put your order in sometime in 2021.

A cheaper ‘ID.5 Pure’ model should be available before 2022. 

You can expect the ID.5 to cost slightly more than the ID.4 across the range. This means 1st Edition cars will cost slightly more than £45,000 while top-spec 1st Edition Max versions will cost close to £60,000. A cheaper ID.5 Pure model with a slightly smaller battery and a 210-mile range should also go on sale later, priced from less than £40,000.

If you can’t wait for the new ID.5, compare the best electric cars on sale now. 

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