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2025 VW ID.4 and ID.5 specs confirmed: Australian features detailed for new Tesla Model Y rivals, including sporty GTX versions!

Volkswagen will join the EV party in Australia with the ID.4 and ID.5 and their sporty GTX versions by August.

Volkswagen Australia has released full specifications for its ID.4 and ID.5 electric SUVs along with their sporty GTX versions, ahead of their local arrival mid-way through this year.

Volkswagen Australia told CarsGuide to expect the new EVs to land in Australia in July or August and while pricing is yet to be announced, the brand told us to expect the price to be close to Tesla’s Model Y, which starts at $65,400 and extends to $91,400 plus on-road costs.

The ID.4 and ID.5 are essentially the same SUV, albeit the latter has more coupe-like styling. Both mid-sized SUVs and slightly longer than the current-generation Volkswagen Tiguan.

The features list and specifications for ID.4 and ID.5 are identical.

Both the ID.4 and ID.5 have 82kWh batteries and while driving ranges for the Australian vehicles are still to be confirmed by Volkswagen, buyers can expect up to 550km (WLTP). An onboard 11kW inverter provides fast charging with 135kW DC capability. 

A single electric motor with an output of 210kW and 545Nm provides drive to the rear wheels and a 0-100km/h time of 6.7 seconds.

Standard features on the ID.4 and ID.5 include 19-inch Hamar black alloy wheels,  Matrix LED headlights with dynamic light assist, 3D-effect tail-lights, Dynamic chassis control, a panoramic glass roof with a sunblind, three-zone climate control, a 12.0-inch media screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus Art velour-upholstered front seats with power adjustment and heating.

The only options available for ID.4 and ID.5 are metallic or premium metallic paint, and there’s an optional heat pump for colder climates.

Stepping up to the GTX version of the ID.4 and ID.5 means a sizeable bump in performance capability, with dual motors making a combined 250kW and 679Nm, and providing all-wheel drive and a 0-100km/h time of 5.4 seconds.

The GTX has the same 82kWh battery and 11kW inverter but an increased 175kW DC changing capability

The ID.4 GTX and ID.5 GTX have all the features of their less sporty siblings but also gain bigger 20-inch Ystad alloy wheels, a Harmon/Kardon sound system and sports seats with integrated headrests.

The ID.4 and ID.5 have been on sale in Europe since 2022, and when they arrive in Australia by August this year they’ll join a growing EV segment and along with the Tesla Model Y, they’ll be competing against the likes of the Polestar 2, BMW iX1 and even the Skoda Enyaq when it lands before the end of 2024, too.  

Volkswagen will follow up the ID.4 and ID.5 with the launch of the ID.3 hatch in Australia along with the retro-inspired ID Buzz electric 'Kombi' van and the load-carrying ID Buzz within the next 12 months.