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Volkswagen ID.5 GTX electric SUV revealed


virtueThe production version appeared on the test track, debuting at the 2021 Munich auto show in September.

The GTX suffix in the car’s name, which positions the high-performance version of the ID.5 with GTI, GTD or GTE models, corresponds to the German automaker’s petrol, diesel or plug-in hybrid models, Volkswagen explained. The ID.5 GTX will be equipped with two electric motors, mounted on each axle, to become a 4-wheel drive system, accompanied by a lithium-ion battery pack for a range of up to 497 km.

Electric SUV ID.5 GTX production version revealed. Photo: Volkwagen

Specific details about the company’s engine will be announced during the launch at the Munich auto show, Germany (Munich Motor Show 2021). Essentially, the ID5.GTX is the coupe version of the ID4, sharing the 295-horsepower engine, according to the report. Carscoops. Meanwhile, the ID4.GTX installs a 77 kWh battery pack for a range of 480 km.

The acceleration of the ID.4 GTX from 0-100 km/h is 6.2 seconds and the top speed is electronically limited to 180 km/h. ID5. GTX will be equipped with a charger like the ID.4 GTX, supporting AC charging up to 11 kW and DC 125 kW charging, so a 30-minute quick charge allows a travel of 300 km.

For comparison, the regular ID.4 was first introduced in September 2020 with an engine mounted on the rear axle, for a capacity of 202 horsepower, acceleration time from 0-100 km / h takes 8.5 seconds, maximum speed 160 km/h.

Volkswagen says the ID.5 GTX will receive software updates over the internet and will feature Car-to-X technology. This technology allows the vehicle to communicate with the surrounding network infrastructure, allowing for the receipt of traffic alerts, or access to emergency services or in the event of a vehicle breakdown.

According to the plan, Volkswagen ID.5 GTX will be sold from 2022. The German automaker aims to sell electric vehicles to account for 70% of its market share in Europe by 2030.

Minh Vu

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