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Volkswagen to debut e-SUV coupé ID.5 GTX at IAA 2021, market launch by next year – ET Auto

Volkswagen said it aims to be the most well-known brand in the field of sustainable mobility. The goal is for all-electric cars to account for 70% of its unit sales in Europe by 2030. By 2050, Volkswagen wants to be carbon neutral.

New Delhi: German automaker Volkswagen on Friday revealed its first all-electric SUV coupé ID.5 GTX. It will debut on September 7, 2021 as a disguised concept at the IAA Munich Motor Show, the company said in a media release.

ID.5 GTX will be the second model from the sporty GTX product line to enter the market next year. Volkswagen’s first SUV coupé will be based on the Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB) and will be a fully connected car, allowing to receive future software updates over-the-air and will feature the company’s Car2X technology.

The car features a dual-motor setup both at the front and rear axle. The four-wheel-drive system with dual engines ensures strong driving performance, superior traction, and sporty handling. The range is projected to be 497 km on a single charge, the carmaker said.

Volkswagen said it aims to be the most well-known brand in the field of sustainable mobility. The goal is for all-electric cars to account for 70% of its unit sales in Europe by 2030. By 2050, Volkswagen wants to be carbon neutral.

ID.5 GTX car promises to offer attractive styling and road presence with its the IQ. Light LED matrix headlights, which generate an intelligently controlled high beam, giving the front of the car a likeable look.

On both the driver and passenger sides, the light strip that tapers towards the Volkswagen logo has been combined with three powerful, illuminated honeycomb elements.

Horizontal lines highlight the width at the back, with the light strip attracting the most attention. The luxury look is complemented by the LED rear lights with a 3D design.

The abbreviation GTX represents the Volkswagen brand’s new athleticism. It continues the tradition of the successful GTI, GTD and GTE models, the company said.

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As per the teased images, the new EQE visually looks similar to the Mercedes EQS. The EQE embodies an equally swoopy roofline, curvy body and full-width brake light design.

Volkswagen has a China sales target for ID. series electric vehicles of between 80,000 and 100,000 this year, depending on chip deliveries, and is sticking with that forecast, a company spokesperson told Reuters.




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