Volkswagen’s new all-weather GTX may look sportier but it comes at a price

VW’s new offering comes with all-wheel drive, an exterior redesign and interior upgrades such as bespoke seating and improved power steering, but it is significantly more expensive than the ID.4

The Volkswagen ID.5 GTX is priced at €66,500 and with a few choice optional extras could cost up to €78,592. Picture: Paddy McGrath Photography

The Volkswagen ID.5 is essentially an ID.4 SUV with a redesigned rear end. Some will refer to it as a “coupé-SUV”, though it retains the latter’s five-door layout and indeed, despite the sloping back window, there’s still ample space inside for five adults with little compromise in terms of rear headroom.

Its boot isn’t really any smaller either. The ID.4 will hold more when crammed to its headlining, but that’s not likely to be a ...