New Volkswagen ID5 on sale in early 2022, set to cost £40,000: price, specs and release date

November 26, 2021 by

The new Volkswagen ID5 electric SUV will go on sale in the UK in early 2022, price from around £40,000. Faster ID5 GTX versions and long-range models will follow later and cost more. Read on for full details. 

  • New Volkswagen ID5 revealed
  • On sale in early 2022
  • Set to cost from around £40,000
  • Coupe version of ID4 SUV
  • GTX model coming with 299hp
  • 320 miles of range claimed
  • All-wheel drive available

The new Volkswagen ID5 coupe SUV has been revealed. It shares its platform with the Volkswagen ID4 SUV and will be available as a high-performance GTX model.

It’ll be an alternative to the likes of the Skoda Enyaq iV and Ford Mustang Mach-E when it arrives in showrooms in early 2022.

New Volkswagen ID5 prices and specs

The new Volkswagen ID5 electric SUV has just gone on sale in Germany, giving you a hint at how much it’ll cost when it goes on sale in the UK next year.

Entry-level Pro versions (with a single 174hp electric motor) cost from the equivalent of just less than £39,500, while Pro Performance cars with a 204hp electric motor cost just less than £40,300.

Volkswagen hasn’t confirmed how much the more powerful 299hp GTX model costs, but it’s likely to set you back close to £50,000, if not slightly more.

New Volkswagen ID5 and GTX design

The new Volkswagen ID5 shares a lot of its design cues with the ID4, and that’s no surprise seeing as they are almost identical underneath.

The ID5’s headlights are almost identical to the ID4’s but you will spot some deeper front bumpers on the ID5 GTX to reflect its sportier character.

Around the back, the rear lights have a similar look to those in the ID4, albeit with different LED innards.

Of course, the biggest change compared with the ID4 is the ID5’s roofline. Whereas other electric VWs (such as the smaller ID3) have quite boxy shapes, the ID5 has a swoopy and rakish roofline that makes it easy to tell apart from the ID4 – especially when viewed side-on.

Volkswagen describes the styling as ‘elegant athleticism meets efficiency’. Make of that what you will, but there’s no doubt it looks sportier than the ID4.

The ID5 also gets a subtle lip spoiler around the back to further distinguish it from other VW electric cars.

New Volkswagen ID5 GTX interior

The new Volkswagen ID5 GTX’s interior is much like what you’ve come to expect from existing ID models. It looks very minimalist with plenty of high-gloss trim to spruce things up.

You also get Volkswagen’s ID light on the dashboard – an LED strip that can give the driver navigation instructions and the charging status of the car.

The Volkswagen ID5 has 549 litres of boot space. That’s slightly bigger than the one you’ll find on the ID4. Rear headroom is slightly less than that car as a result of the ID5’s swooping roofline, however.

A 12-inch touchscreen comes as standard on the ID5 featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You also get a compact 5.3-inch digital drivers display similar to that found in the ID3 and ID4.

New Volkswagen ID5 battery, performance and range

Volkswagen ID5 Pro

The entry-level Volkswagen ID5 Pro comes with a single motor driving the rear wheel and it puts out 174hp, pushing it from 0-60 in 10.4 seconds. It has a 77kWh battery pack with a claimed range of around 320 miles.

Volkswagen ID5 Pro Performance

Stepping up to the ID5 Pro Performance, you get the same single motor as the Pro model, only now it has 204hp. This means it will do 0-60 in 8.4 seconds, yet it still has the same claimed range of 320 miles.

Volkswagen ID5 GTX

The top of the range GTX model gets two motors driving all four wheels. It has 299hp which will push it from 0-60mph in just 6.3 seconds. It still has the same 77kWh battery, but the range is slightly reduced to around 300 miles.

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