New 2022 Volkswagen ID.5 starts from £49,735

Volkswagen adds entry-level Style and GTX Style to the existing range of Tech, Max, and GTX Max specifications.

  • Five trim levels to choose from
  • Up to 316 miles of range
  • Available to order now from £49,735

The new Volkswagen ID.5 is now available with two new entry-level trims, Style and GTX Style, bringing the starting price for the coupe-SUV to £49,735. The wider range of five trims keeps the VW ID.5 competitive in a growing market with key rivals including the Tesla Model Y, Kia EV6, Ford Mustang Mach-E and the upcoming Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV.

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The new base Style model will be available in two power outputs: 172bhp when specified as the Style Pro, or 202bhp in Style Pro Performance guise. Volkswagen claims an identical range of 316 miles for both power outputs, while 0-62mph times are 10.4 and 8.4 seconds respectively. GTX Style is now the entry trim level of the more powerful, 295bhp model, with a slightly reduced range of 300 miles but a 0-62mph time of 6.3 seconds, matching the GTX Max and beating its range of 296 miles. The GTX Style model begins at £55,570.

Similar to the Volkswagen ID.3 hatchback, every ID.5 built will be carbon-neutral. Volkswagen achieves this by offsetting the carbon dioxide emissions that are created during manufacturing. Order books for the new Style base model are open now.

2022 Volkswagen ID.5 prices and trim levels

The regular ID.5 is available in two trim levels and with a choice of two powertrains: the base Pro powertrain or the more powerful Pro Performance model. The entry point to the range is Tech. It features an impressive level of standard equipment, including LED Matrix headlights, a powered tailgate, triple-zone climate control, a head-up display, electric massaging seats, and driver assistance technology. Prices start from £50,550 for the Pro spec car, rising to £51,940 for the Pro Performance model.

Above this, buyers can opt for the mid-level Max trim, which gets an extended list of standard equipment, including model-specific 20-inch alloys wheels and figure-hugging sports seats. It also features VW’s Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) setup, which automatically adjusts the suspension for comfort or sportier driving. The Max trim is also fitted with a heat pump, which helps improve charging efficiency and range in colder temperatures. Prices start from £54,050 for the Pro model, with the Pro Performance variant starting from £55,440.

At the top of the range, the ID.5 GTX Max performance model starts from £58,640. You’ll probably be familiar with Volkswagen’s GTI badge, used on performance versions of the Golf, up! and Polo. A new GTX badge has been created for the brand’s electric cars, which started with the ID.4. The ID.5 GTX Max boasts a sportier body kit than the standard model, including a new front bumper and a rear diffuser along with a unique set of 20-inch alloys. Inside, it features contrasting red stitching on the seats, dark blue faux leather trim panels, and various GTX logos dotted around the cabin.

The GTX also gets lowered suspension and uprated brakes, while VW’s Dynamic Chassis Control is available on the options list.

Range, charging and performance

Three power outputs make up the ID.5 range: Pro, Pro Performance and the sporty GTX version. Pro gets a 172bhp electric motor and a 10.4-second 0-62mph time, while Pro Performance boosts those figures to 201bhp and 8.4 seconds. Both are rear-wheel drive and will achieve a top speed of 99mph.

A motor mounted on each axle means the GTX is the only version of the ID.5 that is offered with four-wheel-drive. With two motors, the GTX produces 295bhp, which is very nearly as much as the Volkswagen Golf R hot hatchback. 0-62mph takes just 6.3 seconds and the top speed is raised to 112mph.

The ID.5’s sleeker bodywork means it’s more efficient than the ID.4. The Style Pro and Style Pro Performance both have a range of up to 316 miles from a full charge, with the lowest range being 296 miles from the GTX Max model.

While the ID.4 can charge at a maximum of 120kW, the ID.5 accepts up to 135kW of power. That means an 80% top-up at a fast-charger takes just 26 minutes, compared to 35 minutes for the ID.4. VW’s other ID. models will soon be able to charge at the higher rate, as the brand is rolling out an update.

Interior and boot size

As the ID.5 is basically a sleeker version of the ID.4, it’s unsurprising that most of the interior parts are shared between the two cars. There’s a six-inch driver’s display and a 12-inch touchscreen for the infotainment. The car’s platform and lack of transmission tunnel mean that it’s more spacious than a Volkswagen Tiguan. Products derived from animals haven’t been used for any of the interior.

The 549-litre boot is very generous, especially as it’s six litres more than the boxier ID.4 when measured to the parcel shelf.

What does it mean for car buyers?

Coupe versions of SUVs are very popular and Volkswagen is aiming to take a slice of the pie with the ID.5. The ID.5 is around £4,000 more than a comparable ID.4 but you may decide that that’s a small price to pay for the extra style - especially on a PCP finance deal or a PCH lease, where the difference in monthly payments may not be very much at all.

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