Here’s a first look at the ID.5 GTX - a sporty new SUV-coupe crossover from Volkswagen that’s sure to reel-in customers.
Now the larger ID.5 GTX is set to enter the fray, with a full-reveal expected in September.
And here - thanks to a ‘near-production concept’ - is a sneak peek at what you can expect.
The first thing to note is the styling. Like the BMW X6, the Mercedes-Benz GLE and Volkswagen’s own new Taigo, they’ve taken the traditional SUV body shape and given it a swooping coupe stance that slopes to the rear.
A VW spokesperson says: “With its fluid lines, the ID.5 GTX is elegant and sporty. Short overhangs and big wheels highlight its strong character.”
There’s a funky-looking light strip at the front complete with illuminated honeycomb elements on both the driver and passenger side.
And while precise details of the powertrain are currently being kept under wraps, VW says customers will be able to enjoy a winning mix where ‘elegant athleticism meets efficiency’.
We do know that the ID.5 GTX gets a 77 kWh battery and an expected range of 308 miles between charges. To put that into context, the most powerful Ford Mustang Mach-E - the ‘GT’ version - has a similar range of 310 miles from a single charge.
Like the Mustang Mach-E GT, the ID.5 GTX also boasts a dual motor four-wheel drive system.
A VW spokesperson adds: “The abbreviation GTX represents the Volkswagen brand’s new athleticism.
“It continues the tradition of the successful GTI, GTD and GTE models and transfers it to the world of electric mobility.
“There is an electric motor on both the front and rear axle of the ID.5 GTX – the dual motor four-wheel drive guarantees strong driving performance, superior traction and sporty handling. The large lithium-ion battery between the axles enables a projected range of up to 497 km.
“When the ID.5 GTX arrives at dealers next year, it will be the second model from the sporty GTX product brand, and will give the ACCELERATE strategy another boost.”
Of course, the ID.5 GTX is also part of VW’s long-term strategy to become the ‘most popular brand when it comes to sustainable mobility’.
The goal of the firm is to increase the share of all-electric cars in Europe to 70 percent of overall sales by 2030. Volkswagen is also aiming to become ‘net carbon neutral’ by 2050.
We’ll bring you further updates about the ID.5 GTX as and when they arrive.
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