The covers will come off VW's new electric coupe SUV soon.
Since it entered the US market this year, the Volkswagen ID.4 has been a huge success. Volkswagen will no doubt be happy with the electric crossover's sales numbers as the ID.4 has already helped VW double its EV sales this year. Capitalizing on its popularity, Volkswagen is developing a sleek, coupe-style version of the ID.4.
Ahead of its debut, Volkswagen has shared new teaser images of the "youngest member of the ID. family" on social media, confirming that the coupe version of the popular electric crossover will be called the ID.5. No surprises there. Shown in colorful camouflage, the concept model in the teasers is a sporty GTX variant.
Whereas the ID.4 features a roof-mounted spoiler, the ID.5 has a more prominent trunk spoiler. It also looks more stylish than the regular ID.4 thanks to its sloping roofline.
Like the ID.4 and ID.3, the ID.5 will be underpinned by VW's MEB platform. We're expecting the ID.5 to share the same powertrain options as its ID.4 sibling. For reference, the ID.4 is offered with a single electric motor generating 201 hp as standard. A more powerful AWD version with dual electric motors generating a combined 302 hp will also be available. On a single charge, the RWD variant has an EPA-rated range of 250 miles.
VW hasn't shared any images of the interior, but the cabin tech will likely carry over. As standard, the ID.4 is equipped with a 5.3-inch digital driver display and a 10-inch touchscreen for the infotainment screen, though this can be upgraded to a larger 12-inch screen in higher trims. In the US, the ID.4 starts at $39,995, but be prepared to pay a premium for the more stylish ID.5 coupe SUV.
It remains to be seen if the ID.5 will be sold in the US, but comments by VW suggest it will only be available in Europe. VW hasn't confirmed when the covers will come off the ID.5, but it seems very likely that it will debut at the Munich Motor Show next month.