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NewsThere’s Hope That the Volkswagen ID. GTI Might Come to America

There’s Hope That the Volkswagen ID. GTI Might Come to America

VW US Boss Pablo Di Si thinks that the ID. GTI could be a winner in North America

As car enthusiasts first, and writers second, we’d like to confirm that Mr. Di Si is correct: The Volkswagen ID. GTI and potentially all versions of the compact ID. 2 are not only welcomed here but we know many will buy one.

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Of course, the make-or-break point will be pricing. The current 2024 VW Golf GTI starts at $35,290 for the base car (incidentally, if you want a 6-speed manual, the price goes up by $1,605). If an all-electric ID. GTI is to be sold in Canada, pricing would need to be on par with the 2.0T version. In the US, the GTI is priced from $31,965.


Di Si told Automotive News that “an ideal price point for the ID GTI would be $20,000 to $25,000,” which seems low for a GTI. On the other hand, an ID.2 priced in this manner would make for an interesting alternative to the Jetta. He adds: “My wish is that [$25,000] price point.” If we cannot go to the 25, then it will be more of a niche product.” In our opinion, a GTI is exactly that.


Although Volkswagen North America does not yet have a plan to bring the ID GTI here, they are keeping an eye on it. As a reminder, the regular Golf was pulled from dealer shelves here roughly three years ago and was replaced by the Taos.


Although we’d like a new Golf, VW has stated that the ID.2 will not be introduced to our markets. Production of the ID.2 is set to debut in limited quantities in 2025, with mass production expected to start in 2026.


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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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