Volkswagen reveals the electric ID 5
Volkswagen reveals the electric ID 5

Volkswagen has revealed the ID 5, a sportier, smaller version of the ID 4 electric SUV that's only available in Europe.

As Volkswagen approaches the deadline of 2035, which will stop selling petrol cars in its homeland, the Number 5 is the latest model to join Volkswagen's growing ID range of electric vehicles.

The company will put two versions of the new electric cars on the market: the ID 5 and the more developed ID 5 GTX, the front and rear axles are equipped with two motors.

The ID 5 has a 174-hp rear-wheel drive and a 77-kilowatt battery that can theoretically travel more than 320 miles.

ID 5 is similar to ID 4. However, there are some important differences. It's slightly shorter than the ID 4 and 12mm in the back. The fenders, painted door panels and the new roofline are also unique. Otherwise identifier 5 is just a truncated version of id 4.

Compared to ID 4, the functionality built into ID 5 has been improved, the company announced. Including an updated voice assistant that can now be learned by accessing cloud information online.

ID 5 is an electric sports utility vehicle

To improve security and data collection, the vehicle is also equipped with the company's Car2X connectivity. Data from compatible vehicles in the company's fleet and signals from infrastructure up to 800 meters can be interpreted locally on the spot. In this way, the driver can warn of danger points, accidents and stationary traffic.

The ID 4 is the first vehicle to be marketed in North America based on Volkswagen's MEB modular electrical engineering.

Volkswagen's electric ID series also includes a concept version of the ID Roomzz large SUV. ID Buggy Dune Buggy and an improved version of the legendary ID Buzz minibus.

The e-Golf was first launched in 2012. However, production was halted in 2020 because the automaker focused on MEB vehicles.

The Taycan, the first all-electric sports car from Volkswagen subsidiary Volkswagen, was launched in 2019.

The E-Tron is Audi's first battery-powered SUV and is part of the Volkswagen Group. It debuted in 2018, followed by the E-Tron GT.

In addition, these vehicles represent a pioneer in the company's efforts to dominate the emerging market for electric vehicles.

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