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Volkswagen is preparing to launch two new electric SUVs in Australia

Volkswagen, the German automaker, is preparing to launch two new electric SUV models in Australia to compete directly with the Tesla Model Y, the country’s best-selling electric SUV.

The two new Volkswagen models will be called ID.4 and ID.5 and are expected to hit the Australian market at the end of 2024. The company plans to launch four electric SUV options: the ID.4 with rear-wheel drive, the ID.4 GTX with all-wheel drive, the ID.5 with rear-wheel drive and the ID.5 GTX with all-wheel drive.

Although the price has not yet been announced, Volkswagen aims to clearly compete with the Tesla Model Y in terms of price and performance. The ID.4 and ID.5 models will initially be equipped with a powerful 210 kW/545 Nm electric motor. In addition, more powerful GTX versions with twin engines and all-wheel drive are offered with a maximum power of 220 kW and improved performance.

Volkswagen Australia aims to become the sales leader in the electric SUV segment, challenging the Tesla Model Y in particular. The company plans to offer highly specialized vehicles with a wide range of standard features, which will reduce complexity in the supply chain and enable faster deliveries to customers.

Although negotiations are still ongoing, Volkswagen representatives have confirmed that the ID.4 and ID.5 models will come to the Australian market with competitive prices and a strong focus on performance.

With the launch of the ID.4 and ID.5 models, Volkswagen is poised to make a significant impact on the growing electric SUV market in Australia. These vehicles offer advanced technology and attractive features and represent a compelling alternative to the Tesla Model Y.

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