Volkswagen tested new coupe-like crossover at the Nurburgring

Volkswagen tested new coupe-like crossover at the Nurburgring

October 16, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Volkswagen’s new electric coupe-crossover to be tuned based on the ID.4 model and presented next year

Volkswagen has begun testing its new ID.5 electric coupe-crossover. Spy photos from tests of the car, which are being carried out at the Nurburgring, were published by Motor1. The publication does not exclude that the novelty may go on sale under the names ID.4 Coupe or ID.4 GTX. The premiere of the car should take place next year.

The car will be built on the basis of the electric crossover ID.4. The novelty will differ from this model with a sloping roofline and another rear part of the body. Judging by the spy shots, the car will receive a spoiler with a brake light and a diffuser. Moreover, during the tests, the Germans decided to strongly disguise the front of the car. After that, the electric car became similar to the Opel Grandland X crossover.

According to unofficial data, the technical component of the novelty will be borrowed from ID.4. Thus, the basic versions of the coupe-crossover will be equipped with a 204-horsepower electric motor and a rear-wheel drive system. Later, customers will be offered an all-wheel drive electric car with a capacity of 306 horsepower. Modifications with 300 and 500 horsepower electric installations are also expected.

In total, by 2025, the Germans plan to put into production more than 20 cars with electric power plants. The first serial electric car of the Germans, built on the new MEB platform, was the ID.3 hatchback. The five-door hatchback uses special flat batteries that are located under the floor of the car.