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Budget-friendly new VW ID.5 launched

Good news for lease customers tightening the purse strings - because there’s now a more affordable Volkswagen ID.5 available.

It won’t be lost on our readers that the cost of living is increasing. And Volkswagen is taking heed of the mood of the nation.

The firm has just launched a new range of ‘Style’ models for its SUV-coupe which does away with a few of the bells-and-whistles that other trim levels might enjoy, but which brings down the asking price. 

What you don’t get with the Style trim - compared with the ‘Tech’ or ‘Max’ models - are things like an augmented reality head-up display or the uprated sound system with subwoofer. Those are now optional extras.

But it’s still a trim that’s loaded with creature comforts, such as a 12 inch infotainment display, panoramic glass roof and the ‘park assistance plus’ package, which will automatically manoeuvre the vehicle into tight spots.

The good news is that you can opt for the ‘Style’ trim level on all three of the different power output levels - 174 PS, 204 PS and the 299 PS ‘GTX’ variant.

One of the key things to take note of here is that the Style trim doesn’t include the heat pump, which helps to maximise your electric range, particularly in cold conditions. Without it, the ID.5 can be leased for less.

But when you can still get 316 miles between charges with the base 174 PS Style model, it’s something you can arguably live without.

Francesca McGuinn, ID. Family Product Marketing Manager at Volkswagen UK, said: 

“The ID.5 is packed with every convenience, innovation and luxury that a customer might need, with only selected items on the optional extras list. That’s why it’s so exciting that the ID.5 Style has arrived, bringing with it a lower entry price for the model, but the same blend of sustainability, quality and head-turning style that mark out ID. models from their competitors.”

Charging should be a doddle, too, and you still enjoy VW’s largest 77kWh battery. There’s fast charging at speeds of up to 135 kW which means you can take the battery to 80% full in just 29 minutes.

Of course, there are more affordable ID models to lease in the VW range - including the smaller ID.3, which can be yours from around £430 per month*.

If saving dosh on the cost of fuel is a priority, you should also check out our recent advice on charging an EV overnight, at home, while using an off-peak electricity rate. Which if you’re doing around 8,000 miles a year - about the average for motorists in the UK - you could save around £1,500 a year. 

Which is not to be sniffed at!

*Prices include VAT. Credit is Subject to Status, Ts and Cs and Arrangement Fees apply. Excess mileage may apply. Stock levels and prices correct as of 14/06/22.

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