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News Upcoming Volkswagen ID.2 Could Spawn a Future Golf R

Upcoming Volkswagen ID.2 Could Spawn a Future Golf R

The compact ID.2 has the potential to keep Volkswagen driving enthusiasts satiated

  • The compact ID.2 may also offer an “Alltrack” iteration.

  • The ID.2 sits beneath the ID.3 in the automaker’s product hierarchy.

  • Here’s to hoping that VW deems North America worthy.

The Volkswagen Golf story in North America all but completely ended just over two years ago. The German automaker decided to pull the plug on the beloved compact car due to dwindling sales and, let’s face it, profit margins. Though the GTI and Golf R remain, it’s not the same. If we’re very fortunate, the ID.2 could mark the return of an electric Golf…

Volkswagen to Replace the Polo with the ID.2 in Europe

Who are kidding? It won’t but it’s nice to imagine that Volkswagen might once more offer a rugged AWD compact car like the superb Golf Alltrack. The ideal candidate for the return of the Golf was and is the soon-to-be-facelifted ID.3 and, as far as we know, VW has no intentions to bring it to our shores.

The ID.2, which will replace the small Polo in Europe, is on its way and Volkswagen is considering a rugged ID.2 X iteration. This version would ride higher and feature a dual electric motor configuration for AWD capability, and more power. It is the latter that could form the basis for a future Golf R, according to Autocar.

Volkswagen Likely to Reveal New ID.7 EV at CES – UPDATE

North America, it seems, will be left out of Volkswagen’s small EV plans in favour of more SUVs and midsize cars. We speculate that a GTX or R version of the incoming ID.7 and the ID.4 are far more likely to be offered for sale here in the future than a compact electric Golf R replacement.

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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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