The Volkswagen Group is preparing a series of subcompact electric cars that will include members of the Volkswagen brand.

VW previewed a potential design for its EV in 2021 with the ID.Life concept, though the automaker ditched the earlier concept’s boxy crossover design in favor of a more traditional hatchback shape that has already Previewed on the new ID.2all concept.

Unveiled on Wednesday, the ID.2all is due to debut in 2025 and is one of 10 new or refreshed electric cars VW will launch by the end of 2026.Given its small size, mass-production ID.2all may not reach the US

The ID.2all is about 159.5 inches long, a few inches longer than the subcompact Polo hatchback VW sells overseas. However, VW says the electric platform’s packaging advantages mean the vehicle is as roomy as a compact Golf hatch, which measures about 168.8 inches long. The ID.2all has a maximum storage space of 47 cubic feet, which is close to the Golf’s 52.7 cubic feet.

Volkswagen ID.2all concept

Rumor has it that Volkswagen may use the Golf name for the production version, possibly in combination with the ID name, which could lead to ID.Golf as the name. Another hint of the Golf connection is the ID.2all’s C-pillar design, which VW says was inspired by the design of the original Golf. VW also said ID.2all introduces the latest developments in its brand-wide design language.

Another new feature in the ID.2all is a new version of the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform for mainstream electric vehicles, which is currently in the early stages of real-world testing. Dubbed MEB Entry, the new version is shorter than the regular MEB platform and has a motor in the front. In the ID.2all, the electric motor is rated at 222 horsepower, and VW claims the concept’s battery is good for 280 miles on the WLTP test cycle used overseas. Results will be lower if a stricter EPA cycle is used.

Volkswagen ID.2all concept

Volkswagen ID.2all concept

Production will take place at a factory in Spain. VW Group also plans to build related models for its SEAT and Skoda brands, and possibly a model for its Cupra performance brand, at the plant in Spain.

At the launch of the ID.2all, VW said it was aiming for a starting price of less than 25,000 euros (about $26,550), even while offering the top-of-the-range technology.

Volkswagen ID.2all concept

Volkswagen ID.2all concept

“We want to be close to our customers, offering top-notch technology and outstanding design,” Volkswagen CEO Thomas Schäfer said in a statement. “We are gradually implementing the transition to bring electric vehicles to the masses.”

The production ID.2all won’t be the most affordable EV in the Volkswagen lineup, though. The automaker also announced Wednesday that it is developing a sub-20,000-euro ($21,250) electric car, the long-rumored ID.1. This model is likely to replace the Volkswagen e-Up mini car! incubation.

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