Volkswagen ID.4 & ID.5: Major Upgrades Revealed

Volkswagen has announced significant upgrades to its award-winning electric vehicles, the ID.4 and ID.5, enhancing their performance, charging speed, and technological features. These models, now with extended ranges and more robust powertrains, are currently available for order at Volkswagen UK Retailers, starting at £46,035 RRP on the road.

Why It Matters

The advancements in the Volkswagen ID.4 and ID.5 models represent a significant leap in the electric vehicle sector, highlighting Volkswagen’s commitment to innovating sustainable transportation. These improvements not only enhance the driving experience but also contribute to the broader adoption of electric vehicles by addressing range anxiety and charging convenience.

Key Points

  • Enhanced Performance: Both models now feature Volkswagen’s new APP550 drive unit, previously introduced in the ID.7. This unit offers a 75% increase in torque and enables acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in just 5.4 seconds.
  • Extended Range: The ID.4 now boasts up to 337 miles per charge, while the ID.5 can achieve up to 339 miles. This increase in range is a significant advancement, offering more flexibility for longer journeys.
  • Faster Charging: Improved thermal management allows for quicker battery conditioning, enabling faster charging times. The all-wheel-drive models now support 175 kW DC charging, adding about 110 miles of range in roughly 10 minutes.
  • Upgraded Technology: A new-generation infotainment system with a 12.9-inch screen and intuitive controls, including the IDA voice assistant, offers enhanced user experience. The Harman Kardon sound system adds a premium touch to the audio experience.
  • Improved Comfort and Handling: Volkswagen has refined the Dynamic Chassis Control and introduced the Vehicle Dynamics Manager, balancing comfort and dynamic driving.
  • New Design Elements: A new optional paint color, Costa Azul blue metallic, adds to the aesthetic appeal of the vehicles (excluding the GTX models).

Bottom Line

The upgraded Volkswagen ID.4 and ID.5 models mark a significant step in the evolution of electric vehicles, offering enhanced performance, range, and technology. These advancements not only elevate the driving experience but also underscore Volkswagen’s position as a leader in electric vehicle innovation, potentially attracting a wider range of consumers to the electric vehicle market.


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