12 October 2023

Upgrades for ID.4, ID.5 add power and increase range

Volkswagen's ID.4 and ID.5 electric models are getting an upgrade that offers more efficient drivetrains and software enhancements, writes Brian Byrne.

The Pro and GTX grades of both cars will get the new generation motor and battery system that was inaugurated in the ID.7 liftback-sedan launched earlier this year. This develops an extra 82hp, substantially more torque, and the more efficient system provides for a rated range of 550km for the ID.4 and 556km for the ID.5 — 17km and 11km extra respectively.

Inside the cars there are changes to the location of the drive mode selector and a larger infotainment screen with a new design of menu system. An improved Voice Assistant also offers new functions such as real-time weather information. 

The base prices of the two cars will remain the same, according to Volkswagen.