The Zwickau factory has started the series production of the Volkswagen ID.5 and the sporty premium ID.5 GTX. Will they ever reach the North American shores?
VAG’s all-new pure electric ID family products, namely, the Volkswagen ID.5 and ID.5 GTX, have already begun rolling off the assembly line at the company’s German plant in Zwickau, according to CarBuzz.
The facility successfully switched from internal combustion vehicles to pure electric ones and now targets to make 300,000 cars per year. Today six vehicles based on an electric MEB platform are built there: Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron, the Cupra Born, and a trio of ID models from Volkswagen – ID.3 hatchback, ID.4 crossover, and ID.5 e-SUV coupe.
The only model of those three available in America is the Volkswagen ID.4. Although the crossover is a worthy vehicle, it enjoys, however, modest demand there: only 16,745 in 2021. We think the Americans have underrated this model: it deserves more attention, as in many ways it is not inferior to competitors.
As for the sleek Volkswagen ID.5 and the ID.5 GTX with dual-motor all-wheel drive, they are Europe-only offerings and are not planned for North America so far.
The ID.5 is powered by an electric engine in the rear. The ID.5 GTX is powered by an e-motor on the front and rear axles. There are three engine options for the ID.5, and a big, long-range battery.
The e-SUV coupe’s bumper, painted door panels, a new roofline set it apart from the ID.4. The sporty version, ID.5 GTX, features a dynamic appearance with a large air inlet, IQ.Light LED matrix headlights and intelligent high beams, 3D LED rear lights.