Volkswagen has announced refreshed ID.4 and ID.5 models that will be offered with a new infotainment system, upgraded software, and enhanced EV performance.
The OEM confirmed that all Pro and GTX versions will also feature a new drive system. A new drive system for the base ID.4 will support a range increase up to 341 miles (550 kilometers), while the ID.5 SUV coupé will now have an estimated maximum range of 345 miles (556 kilometers) on one battery charge. These range specifications are ultimately enabled by the 77-kWh battery featured in both models. The models will, likewise, be offered at the same base price points as their predecessors.
At the core of the infotainment and software upgrades for both EVs is a new standard infotainment system with a 12.9-inch central screen. This increased size was enabled by removing and separating the driving mode selector from the housing of the Digital Cockpit and redesigning it as a steering column switch. The upgraded system also offers a new menu structure, while the Digital Cockpit (digital instruments as standard) and optional AR HUD have also received enhancements.
A new IDA voice assistant responds more precisely to natural voice commands, offering new functions such as cloud-based weather information, the status of sporting events, or the latest stock market prices. In addition to these standard technologies, Volkswagen will also offer a new premium 10-speaker sound system from Harman Kardon (including a center speaker and subwoofer) as an optional feature for both models.
The performance enhancements for both models have been facilitated by a new electric drive motor in the RWD ID.4 and ID.5 Pro models that outputs 218 hp (210 kW). The torque rating of this new motor has seen a similar increase, from 218 lb-ft (310 Nm) to 401 lb-ft (545 Nm). This motor, combined with an additional drive motor on the front axle, allows the AWD ID.4 Pro 4MOTION to output a total of 218 hp (210 kW) – representing a 20 hp (15 kW) increase.
The AWD ID.4 GTX and ID.5 GTX flagship models will, at launch, deliver a system power of 335 hp (250 kW) in the future – equivalent to an increase of 40 hp (30 kW). This allows the vehicle to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 5.4 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 111 mph (180 km/h). The top speed of the Pro models has also been increased to 111 mph (180 km/h), while the electric drive of the base ID.4 model provides a maximum speed of 99 mph (160 km/h) with a 167-hp (125 kW) motor.
Leveraging its new 77 kWh battery, the new ID.4 Pro can cover a distance of 341 miles (550 kilometers), while the corresponding new ID.5 Pro has a range of up to 345 miles (556 kilometers). The RWD ID.4 and ID.5 models offer a maximum charging capacity of 135 kW, whereas the all-wheel-drive versions will offer DC charging at up to 175 kW. This capability allows these ID. versions to replenish 110 miles (178 kilometers) of range in around 10 minutes. The base ID.4 Pure with a 52-kWh battery will now be offered with a charging capacity of up to 115 kW, up from the previous generation’s 110 kW.
New charging and thermal management capabilities for all ID.4 and ID.5 models work to ensure that the battery is pre-conditioned before the driver makes their next DC charging stop – reducing charging times as a result.