Rumors of entry-level Volkswagen electric vehicles have been circulating for years, and this spring the manufacturer itself officially confirmed that a battery model smaller than the VW ID.3 hatchback will be released in the middle of the decade. Now there are new details in this story.
Automotive News Europe and Auto Express report that Volkswagen will launch a compact crossover under the ID.2 name. At the same time, one source claims that this will happen no earlier than 2027, and according to another – already in 2025, which corresponds to the announcement that the brand made during the presentation of the Accelerate development strategy.
For ID.2, the Volkswagen Group will develop a simplified version of the current MEB platform, and it seems that Skoda will be doing this, which plans to add a similar model to its own product line. According to preliminary data, the small SUV will receive a battery with a capacity of only 30 kilowatt-hours, which is enough for only 200 km of run on a single charge. Including thanks to this, the initial price of the electric car is expected to be kept at around 19 thousand euros.
Earlier it was reported that Volkswagen is also preparing a small hatchback named ID.1. It is possible that it will also have similarities under the Skoda and SEAT brands, and they may come out before the German counterpart.
The closest addition to the ID family will be the VW ID.5 cross-coupe, a close relative of the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron. It has already been shown in photographs and will be fully declassified at the autumn auto show in Munich.