Volkswagen ID.5 GTX to debut at IAA Munich next month

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 06 Aug 2021


The Volkswagen ID.5 GTX is set to make its international exhibition debut as of September 7 – as a disguised concept at the IAA Munich Motor Show.

The first SUV coupe based on the Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB) has an elegant design and comes with powerful dual engine four-wheel drive. The ID.5 GTX is fully connected, can receive updates over-the-air and is fitted with Car2X technology.

The ID.5 GTX is the first all-electric powered SUV coupe from Volkswagen. In the high front, the IQ.Light LED matrix headlights, which generate an intelligently controlled high beam, give the front of the car a likeable look. The light strip that tapers towards the Volkswagen logo has been combined with three powerful, illuminated honeycomb elements on both the driver and passenger side. They complement the signature of the low beam and convey the athletic character even while stationary. The flat sloping A-pillars positioned right near the front give the roof line an elegant flow – it stretches low over the body and tapers out in an integrated rear spoiler. At the rear, horizontal lines accentuate the width, with the light strip attracting the most attention. The LED rear lights with a 3D design complete the feeling of luxury.

Near-500km range
The abbreviation GTX represents the Volkswagen brand’s new athleticism and continues the tradition of the GTI, GTD and GTE models and transfers it to the world of electric mobility. There is an electric engine on both the front and rear axle of the ID.5 GTX – the dual engine 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.

The ID.5 GTX is schedule to be launched next year and will be the second model from the sporty GTX product brand. Volkswagen aims to increase its share of all-electric cars in Europe to 70 percent by 2030 and also become net carbon-neutral by 2050.