VW’s next electric SUV, the ID 5 coupe, will go into production in 2021

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Volkswagen confirmed that its next electric vehicle, the ID 5, will start production in Germany in the second half of 2021. The first pilot series of the ID 5 has already started production, the automaker confirmed in a recent tweet.

The ID 5 will be a coupe version of the ID 4 compact SUV, which went on sale in Europe, China, and North America in late 2020. The ID 4 is the first vehicle built on VW’s modular MEB electric architecture to be available in North America. Its predecessor, the hatchback ID 3, is only being sold in Europe.

The ID 5 may also fail to reach this side of the Atlantic Ocean, although a VW spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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