Wednesday, March 29, 2023

This would be the Volkswagen ID.2 or ID.Golf: the cheap electric car that will be released this week

Volkswagen would be ready to expand its catalog of electric cars, and would do so at the hands of the rumored ID.2. Although it is not confirmed, the new model would be officially presented at an event that will take place this Wednesday, March 15. the same will start at 18:20 (CET)and there the German automaker will reveal more about its new design language, its vision for the future and more.

The Volkswagen ID.2 has been the subject of great speculation for months. The vehicle would come to position itself as one of the cheapest electric alternatives of the Teutonic brand, along with the also rumored ID.1. However, the certainties regarding the new car are few, since it is said that those of Wolfsburg they changed their plans in full swing.

Therefore, in this article we will review what is known and what is not known about the Volkswagen ID.2and what can we expect from the event this Wednesday where he would finally appear in society.

VW ID.2:hatchback either crossover?

The original design of the Volkswagen ID.2 would have been inspired by that of the ID.Life concept, but it would have been scrapped.

The design of the Volkswagen ID.2 has been a topic of heated debate in recent years. It is that, in the first instance, everything indicated that the model would be based on the concept of crossover ID.Life that the German brand introduced at the 2021 Munich Motor Show. Although its reception was not positive and would have led the automaker to rethink the aesthetic section.

Thus, the final design would have abandoned its lines of crossover to adopt an appearance closer to that of a hatchback conventional. Specialists in the motor segment assure that the Volkswagen ID.2 would have a strong influence from another iconic model of the company: the vw golf.

This has led to endless rumors also related to its possible nomenclature. It is that there has been speculation about the possibility that Volkswagen does not even launch this car under the name ID.2, but as ID.Golf. In any case, nothing can be taken for granted until the vehicle is revealed.

Others see the ID.2 as a kind of midpoint —both in design and size— between Polo and Golf, since the technical sheet of the new Volkswagen electric car would indicate that its length would be 4.25 meters. If confirmed, this would place it just below the Golf (4.28 meters) and slightly above the Polo (4.07 meters).

It is worth clarifying, however, that VW I would not completely abandon the idea of ​​a crossover or SUV based on the ID.2. However, this variant would not be released simultaneously with the hatchback, but between a year and two later. Internally, she would have been identified as ID.2 X.

The ID.2 would debut platform

This is what we expect from Volkswagen's new ID.2
Will the VW Golf be the inspiration for the new ID.2? | Photo by Martin Katler on Unsplash

The Volkswagen ID.2 is expected to be the brand’s first electric car to be developed on the MEB+ platform. It would be an update of the MEB structure, which would include new lithium-ferrophosphate batteries that would support a charging speed of up to 200 kW. VW could offer it in versions with 50 and 80 kWh batteries, with a promise of autonomy of up to 400 kilometers.

The weight of the Volkswagen ID.2 would be around 1,600 or 1,700 kilograms, while the motorization is also a reason for strong speculation. Initially, the Germans they would launch this model in single-engine front-wheel drive version.

But since the MEB+ platform would support the use of two motors, one on each axis, an all-wheel drive version would not be ruled out. In fact, it is rumored that the Volkswagen ID.2 could have a future GTI variant, which fuels speculation that the implementation of the dual engine could be focused there.

Inside, the new VW electric car would stand out for being practically as spacious as the Golf with an internal combustion engine, and with space for five people. They wait center console changesas well as a system of infotainment renewed, compared to that offered in other electric models of the ID family.

Price and availability

Much has been said about the supposed price of the Volkswagen ID.2 in recent times, and although it is not confirmed, there seems to be a consensus that the car would go on sale for €22,500 (approximately $24,000).

If so, the vehicle will be located in a very competitive segment that promises to have renowned rivals in the coming years. Let’s not forget that Tesla recently presented the third part of its Master Plan, which includes the introduction of two new models to its catalog. One of them could be the rumored $25,000 Model 2 or Model C..

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Regarding the availability of the Volkswagen ID.2, we would have to wait a couple of years to see it on the market. Everything indicates that the new electric vehicle of the German brand It would hit the market only from 2025.

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