Volkswagen is launching pre-sales for the enhanced ID.4 and ID.5 models. The two
electric models will now be offered with a brand-new generation of infotainment
system. In addition, all Pro and GTX versions will feature a new drive system.
The high-efficiency drive offers significantly more power together with reduced
energy consumption. The combined WLTP range of the ID.4 as a versatile electric
SUV is increased to up to 550 kilometres 3 (WLTP) thanks to the new electric drive.
The spacious ID.5 SUV coupé will have a range of up to 556 kilometres 3 (WLTP) on
one battery charge.
Intuitive operation improved.
Volkswagen has significantly enhanced the cockpit landscape of the ID.4 and ID.5.
The focus here was on intuitive operation. Against this background, both product
lines have received brand new latest-generation software and a new standard
infotainment system with a screen diagonal that has been increased to 12.9 inches.
The infotainment system impresses with a completely new menu structure, while the
Digital Cockpit (digital instruments as standard) and the optional augmented reality
head-up display have been enhanced. Touch sliders for the air conditioning and
volume control are now illuminated, and the multifunction steering wheel with new
operating logic is also new.
Furthermore, Volkswagen has removed and separated the driving mode selector
from the housing of the Digital Cockpit and designed it as a steering column switch.
This creates space for the larger infotainment display.
Operation of the ID.4 and ID.5 is made easier by the new IDA voice assistant, which
responds more precisely than in the past to natural voice commands and offers new
functions, including cloud-based weather information, and the status of sporting
events or stock market prices, which can be queried via IDA.
Volkswagen also offers a new premium sound system from Harman Kardon with 480
Watts of music output and 10 speakers (including centre speaker and subwoofer) as
an option for both models.
An extra 75 per cent of torque.
The most important new technology feature in all ID.4 and ID.5 models with 77 kWh
battery (net) is the high-efficiency drive. Thanks to a new electric drive motor on the
rear axle and a new-generation battery, it has been possible to reduce energy
consumption while at the same time increasing power.
An electric drive motor with 210kW (286 PS) is now used in the rear-wheel-drive
models ID.4 Pro and ID.5 Pro – this corresponds to 60 kW more power than in the
predecessors. The power delivery is more dynamic in every situation as the torque of
the 210kW drive motor has jumped from 310 to 545 Nm. The additional 235 Nm
corresponds to about 75 per cent more torque.
The particularly sporty and likewise all-wheel drive ID.4 GTX and ID.5 GTX flagship
models will deliver a system power of 250kW (340 PS) in future, equivalent to an
increase of 30kW (41 PS). The associated improvement in the dynamic
characteristics is clearly noticeable.
As before, the ID.4 GTX and ID.5 GTX are electronically limited to a top speed of 180
km/h. To match the GTX models, the top speed of the Pro models has now also been
increased to 180 km/h (previously 160 km/h).
All ID.4 and ID.5 models with the new 77 kWh battery now have a longer range. Two
examples: the new ID.4 Pro can cover a distance of 550 kilometres (WLTP combined)
– 17 kilometres more than the predecessor.
The new ID.5 Pro has a range of up to 556 kilometres – an increase of 11 kilometres.
The ID.4 and ID.5 models with rear-wheel drive charge with the familiar 135 kW.
Faster charging on journeys.
New charging and thermal management of all ID.4 and ID.5 models makes sure the
battery is pre-conditioned while driving before the next DC charging stop. Thanks to
this pre-conditioning, the ID.4 and ID.5 are supplied with new energy again as
quickly as possible, especially on long journeys with one or more charging stops.
More comfortable and dynamic.
To complement the new drive system, the running gear has also been reconfigured.
Furthermore, Volkswagen has refined control of the optional adaptive chassis control
(DCC) and designed the Vehicle Dynamics Manager for an even greater spread
between comfort and dynamics.
Ireland’s best-selling EV gets a boost for 2024.
Alan Bateson, Brand Director for Volkswagen Passenger Cars Ireland, insists the new
power, infotainments and range upgrades will keep both the ID.4 and ID.5 at the top
of the sales pack.
Speaking on the upgrades and sales success of the ID.4 and ID.5, Alan said, “While
the ID.4 and ID.5 have been a resounding success, setting a new record for EV sales
in Ireland, the electric vehicle sector is becoming increasingly competitive. Irish EV
buyers have already made the ID.4 their favourite EV. These newly upgrades to the
ID.4 and ID.5 are welcome additions to an already winning formula.”