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Volkswagen ID. 2all Concept EV Revealed As All-electric Golf Hatchback Alternative

The electric concept also debuts the carmaker’s new design philosophy that’s based on “stability, likeability and enthusiasm”

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  • VW ID. 2all concept previews Golf EV alternative destined for Europe. 

  • It bears a sleek design alongside a new interior layout. 

  • Front-wheel drive hatch to get a 226PS e-motor, offer up to 450km range. 

  • VW claims it will have a spacious interior and a massive 490-litre cargo volume. 

  • First EV to be based on the “MEB Entry” platform for affordable electric cars. 

  • Final version to be showcased in 2025, will rival Vauxhall Corsa-e and Peugeot e-208. 

Global carmaker Volkswagen has unveiled an all-new concept EV called the ID. 2all that previews the carmaker’s compact affordable hatchback that will be an all-electric alternative to the very popular Golf in European countries. The ID. 2all EV’s production version, which will likely be called the ID.2, will debut in 2025. 

The carmaker claims this EV will cost less than EUR 25,000, equivalent to around Rs 21 lakh. While this might not sound “affordable” here in India, the ID. 2all’s production-spec version will be the most accessible VW EV, after the ID.3, having a similar retail tag to the Polo sold overseas. 

Unfortunately, for now, the focus is to put the model on sale in Europe in two years’ time, so we’ll have to wait to know if the EV will ever come to India. However, there’s still a reason for you to read on. 

VW ID. 2all concept 


“The ID. 2all gives a preview of the new design language of Volkswagen, which is based on the three pillars stability, likeability and enthusiasm.” – Andreas Mindt, Head of Design at Volkswagen Passenger Cars. 


Even in concept form the ID. 2all looks quite as close to a production model with its conventional silhouette and Golf MK8-like design traits. It seems that VW’s new design language isn’t as radical as, perhaps the styling seen on EVs such as the ID.3 and ID. Buzz. 

At the front, the ID.2 has a clean design with bright, full-width LED DRLs and matte chrome trim in the place of the front grille (being an EV, it doesn’t need a full grille like an ICE vehicle). Lower down, the air vent is placed on a neat bumper flanked by vertical air dams. 

Viewed from the sides, the ID. 2all has a rounded roofline and straight body lines and creases that, alongside the five-spoke alloy wheels, seem to be derived from the Golf hatchback. 

The styling is staid at the rear, too, where the ID. 2all gets an upright tailgate with connected LED taillights and a VW logo. The bumper design is familiar as well, with a pair of diffuser-like elements placed at its base. 

This concept EV is also the first vehicle to be based on VW’s “MEB Entry” platform. This architecture should spawn more affordable EVs in the future that’ll likely be offered in developing markets including India. 

Overall, the ID. 2all looks like Volkswagen is getting back to the basics in terms of design with a relatively clean and minimalist outfit. 

Interior and features

Inside, the concept electric hatchback has a minimalist interior layout that, similar to the exterior, seems very close to being production-spec. The neat new dashboard has a full-width chrome trim element, alongside a sporty new flat-bottom steering wheel and floating touchscreen and a fully digital driver’s display. Other notable features are the ambient lighting, driving mode dial (instead of a gear lever) and physical controls for the infotainment and AC/heating system. 

Powertrain and range 

VW says the front-wheel drive ID. 2all will get a 226PS e-motor (the ID.3 is rear-drive), good for nought to 100kmph in under seven seconds. It’ll be paired with a battery pack capable of offering an estimated range of up to 450km. These specs are right at home with the VW’s chief rivals in Europe, electric premium hatchbacks such as the Vauxhall Corsa-e and Peugeot e-208. Keep in mind, these are indicative figures and the actual specs will be revealed later. 

Another compact, affordable EV on the horizon

Apart from the ID.2, VW plans to introduce nine other electric models by 2026. These EVs will join the existing ID.3, ID. Buzz and ID.7 electric vehicles in the carmaker’s global electric lineup. 

An even smaller, even more affordable compact electric vehicle is in the works too. The new EV, which might be called the ID.1, will cost under EUR 20,000, the equivalent of Rs 17 lakh. More details about this EV should be revealed in the coming years. 

VW’s new ID. 2all electric concept reaffirms the carmaker’s focus on creating affordable EVs, which are the need of the hour, especially in a budget-oriented market such as India. 

It remains to be seen when Volkswagen will introduce its first EV on our shores. Considering the countless times it has been spotted here, the first VW EV is likely to be the ID.4, expected to be brought in as a full import. In addition, the carmaker’s most affordable future EV seems to be a strong contender for the Indian market, but we’ll likely have to wait a couple of years to hear more about it from VW.

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