Volkswagen has been adding ingredients to its EV pot, but we don’t know what the automaker will have in store for us in the coming years. The Germans this week unveiled the ID.2all concept, an entry-level addition to the ID hatchback lineup that sits between the 160.3-inch-long VW Polo and the 168.7-inch-long Golf. Sitting on the MEB platform used by current products like the ID.3 and ID.4, by 2026 the ID.2all will not only usher in a new EV design language, but also bring the brand’s new infotainment interface.and highest gear Reports say a thrifty electric hatch will be available alongside a thermal hatch. A VW executive told the outlet that a “sports version,” or FWD, is in the works, “whether it’s a GTI or a GTX or whatever, we’ll see.”
The standard ID.2all is expected to make 223 horsepower from a single electric motor on the front axle—no all-wheel drive here, either in normal or spicy guise—and go from zero to 62 miles per hour in 7.0 seconds. That’s already a little more output and quicker acceleration than the rear-drive 201-hp ID.3 Pro Performance.VW exec won’t be drawn on specs for production hot hatch ID.2all, told Triglycerides These revelations will “surprise us the next time we meet”. The current bookmark comparison, though, is the current Volkswagen GTI, which can send 241 horsepower to the front axle and accelerate from 0-60 in a claimed 5.1 seconds when equipped with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
This encouragement to compare the ID2.all concept to the GTI, and the executive’s suggestion that the GTI name is at least a possibility, has us asking all kinds of questions about whether we’re working on the next GTI. With recent news that the GTI and Golf R will be electrified by the end of the decade, spec sheets are worth keeping an eye on. The ID.2all and GTI’s performance numbers are already close, and the ID2.all’s dimensions make it close enough to the GTI to offer similar interior space. This is pure speculation, but making the ID.2all a GTI successor might make the ID.3 GTX a Golf R successor or something similar. The ID.3 is only an inch shorter than the Golf, and the ID2.all isn’t going to get the hotter ID.3 and Golf R-pack AWD drivetrains. We’ll know more when VW decides to surprise the upgraded ID.2all with horsepower and naming.