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2025 Volkswagen ID.2All EV Concept To Become The Golf For The Future

Hamburg, Germany: Volkswagen has unveiled the electric replacement for the long-running fan-favorite Golf hatchback in the ID.2All, which will reach production in 2025.

One of just 10 more EVs the German brand will launch by 2026, the ID.2All will go into production as the ID.2, with 450km of electric range for less than €25,000 in its home market.

Despite Volkswagen’s marketing efforts, its ID.3 has failed to make it into the EV mainstream, with the ID.4 crossover EV outselling the smaller hatch by 193,200 to 75,600 last year.

Volkswagen has hit back, with a more conventional-looking ID.2All delivering a Golf-sized interior in a Polo-sized body, capable of charging at 125kW and accelerating to 62mph in seven seconds.

The ID.2All introduces a new design language for the Volkswagen brand, too, after a more radically styled concept, from the leadership of former Volkswagen design boss Klaus Zyciora resulting in his departure from Volkswagen.

The ID.2All is an all-new design, from with chunkier, more familiar Volkswagen hatchback design iconography, and delivering between 490 and 1330 liters of luggage capacity in a five-seat layout.

While Volkswagen hasn’t cited a battery capacity, the ID.2All can top up from a 10% to an 80% charge in 20 minutes, and is also be charged on an 11kW alternating-current home charger.

It will top out at 100mph, and it is 4050mm long, 1812mm wide and 1530mm high, riding on a 2600mm wheelbase (the Golf has a 2630mm wheelbase).

Volkswagen also admitted it was developing a Volkswagen-branded car for below €20,000, and it is (not surprisingly) being internally called the ID.1.

“We are transforming the company rapidly and fundamentally – with the clear objective of making Volkswagen a genuine Love Brand,” Volkswagen brand CEO Thomas Schäfer said.

“When I took over as CEO of the brand, I asked my team where they wanted to take the brand, and the answer was ‘Let’s make VW shine again’; a brand that is likeable, with a twinkle in the eye, and a brand you can touch,” Schäfer said.

“Customers buy brands, and they mainly buy brands with products that look good.

“Volkswagen is changing and we are changing Volkswagen, quickly and fundamentally. We are on our way to becoming a loved brand again, from the heart and for the people.”

With 166kW of power from its single electric motor, the ID.2All looks more and more like an electric next-generation Golf – right down to its front-wheel drive layout.

“The ID. 2all will be the first MEB vehicle with front-wheel drive,” Volkswagen brand board member for development Kai Grünitz admitted.

“We are exploiting the great flexibility offered by our modular electric drive (MEB) platform and will set new standards in terms of technology and everyday usability with the MEB Entry platform,” he said.

Schäfer insisted at least 80% of Volkswagen’s European sales would be EVs by 2027, on its way to its goal of full zero emissions by 2030.

The ID.2All includes Volkswagen’s latest version of Travel Assist, with partly automated Level 2 driver-assistance, including self-parking.

It also has matrix LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, a 3D LED tail light cluster and a horizontal LED strip between them.

Its touchscreen is 12.9 inches, with a new climate control control with illuminated buttons that signals the end of the despised slider unit in the ID.3.

It has a small thumbwheel in the centre console to adjust the entertainment volume, while there are two inductive charging stations for smartphones, which are magnetically locked in position.

The rest of the vehicle functions are controlled by a menu in the centre console, which can adjust the look of the digital instruments.

The steering wheel has multifunction controls, with a thumbwheel on each side, while the driver has a 10.9-inch instrument cluster.

The cargo area can be stretched to 2.2 metres, by folding down the 60:40 split-fold rear seats, and there is another 50-litre storage box beneath the rear seats.


Volkswagen’s new design boss, Andreas Mindt, insists his teams have been working to transfer Volkswagen iconography from its classical cars into the EV range, especially on the ID.2All.

“The ID. 2all is therefore also an homage to the Beetle, Golf and Polo,” Mindt said.

Mindt already has credits as the Director of Design at Bentley, and was the head of Audi’s exterior design and has also designed the seventh-generation Golf and the first Tiguan.

The ID.2All has been his first project as head of Volkswagen Group design.

“The most important value for Volkswagen design is stability,” Mindt said.

“A second core element of the brand is likeability.

“Stability and likeability – we have to achieve these two values in every respect.

“We also want to create excitement in our customers.”

This article was originally published by a www.forbes.com . Read the Original article here. .

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