This could be a hot seller.
Volkswagen's ID model line of electric vehicles is set to directly challenge Tesla's dominance. Recently, the highly anticipated VW ID.4 crossover was unveiled as what is likely to be a strong competitor to the Tesla Model Y. Early impressions are that the ID.4 will do well, as the First Edition model sold out quickly and even crashed the brand's website. But the ID.4 isn't the only electric VW on the way; a coupe-like version of the ID.4 has been spotted and it may be badged as an ID.5. Based on recent spy photos, Kolesa got to work and envisioned what this sexier version of the ID.4 could look like.
The visual similarities to the ID.4 are clear, including the sleek headlights with their defined LED DRLs, the same wheels, and black cladding around the wheel arches. Even the same swoopy beltline remains. Of course, things are quite a bit different at the back. A sloping roofline and reshaped windows in the region of the C-pillar complete the ID.4's transformation into a coupe-SUV. To smooth out the looks even further, the designer removed the roof rails and rear window wiper of the ID.4 for this ID.5 render. At the back, the two crossovers share a full-width lighting cluster. The roof-mounted spoiler is removed, too, with a spoiler now positioned at the edge of the trunk lid.
The overall render looks pretty realistic and, considering the popularity of coupe-style SUVs like the BMW X4 and Porsche Cayenne Coupe, it's no surprise that VW would be looking to capitalize on this niche. The ID.5, presuming that it'll be badged as such, would share the same MEB platform with the ID.4. Its electric powertrain is expected to be similar, too; the ID.4 produces 201 horsepower from its electric motor and should be good for a range of 250 miles. However, a more powerful variant is on the way. What's clear is that with VW's greater plan to launch a staggering 75 EVs before 2029, Tesla will no longer be the dominant force in this space.