Volkswagen ID.UNYX coupe-SUV revealed in China as Cupra Tavascan sibling

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All-electric Volkswagen ID.UNYX has been revealed in China by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) for the first time. It is a sister car of Cupra Tavascan, and the all-wheel drive model packs two e-motors with 250 kW (335 hp) output and a ternary NMC battery from CATL.

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ID.UNYX will be manufactured by Volkswagen Anhui, a joint venture (JV) between Volkswagen and former Nio’s contract manufacturer Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group, better known as JAC. The JV was established in 2017, with both parties holding even shares, but in 2020, Volkswagen raised its stake in the company to 75%.

Cupra Tavascan is manufactured in the same Volkswagen Anhui plant as ID.UNYX, however, is for export only, while ID.UNYX will be dedicated to the domestic market.

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Volkswagen ID.UNYX will come in two variants:

  • AWD with 170 kW rear motor and 80 kW front motor with combined
  • power 250 kW
  • RWD with a single 170 kW motor

ID.UNYX is a four-door, five-seater on the MEB platform. Its dimensions are (L/H/W) 4663/1860/1610 mm, and its wheelbase is 2766 mm. The curb weight is 2,266 kg for the AWD version and 2,166 kg for the RWD version. The EV drives on 21-inch wheels, and the maximum speed is limited to 160 km/h for both versions.

The new EV will officially launch later this year, and the submitted application for a sales license hints the car will be unveiled formally soon – possibly at the Beijing Auto Show in April.

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