Considering crossover-coupes are all the rage, Volkswagen’s new ID 5 GTX should come as no surprise. It’s a swoopier version of thewe know and love, and debuted in “near-production concept” form at the IAA Munich Auto Show on Monday. We’ll have to wait another few months yet for the proper unveiling.
The ID 5 GTX rides on the same Modular Electric Drive Matrix architecture as the ID 4 and uses a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive powertrain. Volkswagen did not release any concrete ID 5 GTX specs, but the recently unveiledhas 299 horsepower, which is good for a 6.2-second 0-to-60-mph time. With its 77kWh battery, Volkswagen estimates the ID 5 GTX will have a 309-mile range, though that’s on the notoriously optimistic European WLTP test cycle.
A Volkswagen of America spokesperson told Roadshow the company is not planning to offer the ID 5 in the United States. VW is not giving us the ID 4 GTX, either, but we will have a new dual-motor ID 4 option, in addition to the rear-wheel-drive, single-motor variant currently on sale.
Given the popularity of crossover-coupes around the world — not to mention— the ID 5 looks like it’ll be a hit.