Volkswagen adds yet another new electric SUV to its lineup, the ID.5 GTX

Whether you’ve been keeping an eye on them or not, it’s getting harder to keep track of what’s what with Volkswagen’s new wave of electric cars, and yet there’s a new one – the ID.5 GTX – to supplement the existing ID.2, the ID.3, the ID.4 GTX.

Then of course, who’d forget the lightning quick ID.R that smashed the Nurburgring record, the Goodwood Hillclimb record and set a new record around the Chinese version of Pikes Peak.

The ID.5 GTX is Volkswagen’s first-ever all-electric SUV Coupe and is set to make its international exhibition early next month at the IAA Munich Motor Show.

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With the ride height of an SUV and the silloutte of a coupe, the ID.5 GTX is Volkswagen’s electric answer to the likes of BMW’s X4, and Mercedes-Benz’ GLC. So far, Volkswagen’s German counterparts only have electric SUVs like the EQB, EQC and the iX3 from BMW.

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The GTX name represents Volkswagen’s new athleticism, with plenty of performance. The ID.5 GTX will get an electric motor each to drive the front and rear wheels, with up to 497 km of electric driving range.

When the ID.5 GTX arrives at showrooms next year, it will be the second model from the sporty GTX following the ID.4 GTX. The ID.5 GTX is the first SUV coupé based on the Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB) and will be able to receive over-the-air software updates.

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