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Volkswagen Unveils the ID. 2all Concept

Volkswagen unveiled the ID. 2all Concept, a small electric hatchback that will arrive in Europe in 2025.

  • The production version is expected to arrive in Europe in 2025.

  • This model is a small electric hatchback which should start at less than 25,000 Euros.

  • Volkswagen wants to launch 10 new EVs around the world by 2026, including this model.

Volkswagen unveiled the ID. 2all Concept earlier today, a small electric hatchback that previews a production model which should arrive on sale in Europe in 2025.

The company has talked about this future EV for a while now, but this is the first time it has launched a concept that seems almost production-ready.

Unlike what some sources said in the past weeks, this concept shows a conservative yet modern exterior design that isn’t really inspired by a previous model in particular.

Volkswagen ID. 2all Concept | Photo: Volkswagen

Indeed, rumours had it that the ID. 2 would look like a modernized version of the 20-year-old 4th-generation Golf but this seems unfounded since the only element which looks familiar is the C-Pillar, which VW claims is actually inspired by the first-generation Golf.

This change in direction could be a result of the switch to a new design boss since the previous chief designer was fond of retro designs such as the ID. Buzz while the company’s board of directors was less keen on the idea.

Even if the ID. 2all doesn’t directly reference any past models, its overall look is fairly conventional and less futuristic than the ID.3, which received a facelift for 2023.

Volkswagen ID. 2all Concept | Photo: Volkswagen

The interior of the concept is decidedly more modern, however, with its two separate screens installed on a relatively featureless dashboard.

The production version of the concept is expected to be sold in Europe starting in 2025, possibly under the ID. Golf or ID. Polo names.

This makes sense since the Concept’s size is somewhere in the middle of these two models and VW said it wants to keep using its most famous names as well as its new ID. naming structure.

Volkswagen ID. 2all Concept | Photo: Volkswagen

Being smaller than the ID. 3, this model will also be significantly cheaper since the target base price is only 25,000 Euros (about $36,000 CAD).

While its exterior size is smaller than the current Golf, the ID. 2all is more spacious inside, as evidenced by its cargo capacity of 1,330 litres with the rear seat down, which is 353 litres more than the 2023 GTI.

Despite the production version still being almost two years away, Volkswagen has announced a series of preliminary specifications which include the power output, the range, and the charging time.

Volkswagen ID. 2all Concept | Photo: Volkswagen

Indeed, the automaker says this model delivers 223 horsepower from a single motor installed on the front axle, thus making the ID. 2all the first front-wheel drive model to use the MEB platform.

The size of the battery is still unspecified, but it should be sufficient to give a range of about 450 kilometres according to the WLTP testing method. Charging times are also expected to be quite short since the automaker claims the battery will be able to go from 10% to 80% charge in only about 20 minutes using a fast charger.

The production model of the ID. 2all will be one of 10 new electric vehicles to be launched by 2026 at VW. Other known models include the long wheelbase ID.Buzz, the revised ID. 3 and the new ID. 7, all three being launched this year.

Volkswagen ID. 2all Concept | Photo: Volkswagen

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