Volkswagen brand has launched the newest member of its ID family of full-electric vehicles, the ID5 coupe-styled crossover coupe, with updated software that improves functions such as voice control and driver assistance.
The ID5 is the third European VW model on the MEB platform, following the ID3 compact hatchback and the ID4 SUV. The ID5 will be built at VW's factory in Zwickau, Germany, and will go on sale next year, the automaker said without offering specifics.
It is closely related to the ID4, but has a curving rear body shape that improves aerodynamics and follows a recent trend toward coupe-styled SUVs and crossovers.
VW says the ID5 loses just 12 mm in rear passenger headroom versus the ID4, but still allows for a 549-liter trunk. In comparison, the ID4 has 543 liters of trunk space.
The standard ID5 is 4599 mm long, making it slightly bigger than the ID4 at 4584 mm. Different bumpers used on the GTX version make it shorter at 4582 mm.
VW says a proportionally long wheelbase of 2766 mm gives it an interior space comparable to larger SUVs.
The base ID5 has rear-wheel drive and a single electric motor with two power options, while the GTX version has a second motor at the front axle and all-wheel drive. The GTX has a 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) time of 6.3 seconds, VW says.
Maximum range from the largest 77 kilowatt-hour battery is 520 km (323 miles), while the heavier GTX version has a range of 490 km. VW did not provide full specifications for all versions.