Volkswagen keeps adding ingredients to its electric vehicle pot, but we won’t know what the automaker is going to serve us for a few more years. The Germans this week introduced the ID.2all concept, the entry-level addition to the ID hatchback range sized between the 160.3-inch-long Volkswagen Polo and the 168.7-inch-long Golf. Sitting on the MEB platform used by existing products like the ID.3 and ID.4 and due by 2026, the ID.2all will not only inaugurate a new EV design language, but it will also bring the brand’s new infotainment interface. And top Gear Reports that the frugal electric hatch will be joined by a hot hatch variant. A VW official told the outlet a “sporty version,” FWD is also in the works, and, “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 motor on the front axle—there will be no AWD here, in neither plain nor spicy guise—and accelerate from zero to 62 mph in under 7.0 seconds. That’s slightly higher output and quicker acceleration than the already rear-driver, 201-hp ID.3 Pro Performance. VW exec won’t be ready on specs for a production hot hatch ID.2all is telling tg They revelation “will be a surprise the next time we see each other.” A bookmark comparison for now, though, would be the current VW GTI which sends its 241 hp to the front axle and gets it from 0-60 in a claimed 5.1 seconds when fitted with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
All this encouragement to compare the ID2.all concept with the GTI, and the executive’s suggestion that the GTI name is at least a possibility, leads us to all kinds of questions about whether we’re looking at the next GTI. Are. In league with the recent news that the GTI and Golf R will go electric by the end of the decade, the special chart demands attention. The ID.2all and GTI performance numbers are already close, with the ID2.all dimensions placing it close enough to the GTI to provide similar interior room. This is pure speculation, but making the ID.2all a successor to the GTI could leave the bones for the ID.3 GTX as a Golf R successor or the like. The ID.3 is all but an inch shorter than the Golf, and the ID2.all aren’t planned to get the hotter ID.3 and Golf R pack AWD drivetrains. We’ll know more when VW decides to consider horsepower and naming surprises for the upgraded ID.2all.