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Volkswagen Bringing ID.5 GTX to IAA Show

Volkswagen planning EV reveal in Munich

  • Crossover coupe being added to EV lineup

  • Second GTX model hits dealers next year


Volkswagen is bringing a new electric ride to the IAA show in Munich next month. The ID.5 GTX is a crossover coupe that adds some more style to the lineup of Volkswagen ID electric cars and crossovers.

It’s the first all-electric SUV coupe from VW, which makes sense since the brand is still filling out the lineup. It’s a version of the ID.4 crossover, or at least it appears to be, but the new bodywork should help it better compete against the likes of the Kia EV.6.

The car set for reveal is a “near-production concept”, which normally means that this is exactly what the real thing will look like. Except for, of course, the stripey camouflage (which can hide more details than you might expect) and possibly the wheels.

The Volkswagen ID.5 GTX will offer four-wheel drive thanks to two electric motors. The brand says that the projected range figure is 497 km with the 77 kWh battery pack (on the WLTP test).

GTX is Volkswagen’s new sporting brand, meant to be the new electric version of GTI as well as the Euro GTD badge used on diesels. VW says it will have strong performance and sporty handling, in addition to the crossover coupe style.

Volkswagen says that the ID.5 GTX will arrive at dealers next year and will be the second GTX model to make it to showrooms. The brand says it aims to have 70 percent of its sales as EVs in Europe by 2030, headed to carbon neutral by 2050.

 

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