Yesterday was very important for Volkswagen. The German firm presented the conceptual version of the model that will mark a turning point in its electrification strategy, the ID. 2all concept. This hatchback 4.05 meters long not only promises a starting price of less than 25,000 euros, but also represents the return of the brand to a classic, sober and 100% Volkswagen design language.
In parallel, the company has confirmed that it is also working on an even more affordable electric car. Known by the press as the ID.1, this ambitious model it will cost less than 20,000 euros. Although a specific release date has not yet been specified, we can assume that it will arrive a few years later than the ID. 2all, planned for 2025.
“We are also working on a vehicle under 20,000 euros that will be an even bigger challenge”Explain thomas schaferCEO of the VW brand. “It is part of our DNA, Volkswagen has a commitment that we all must assume, and we are working at full speed. We will continue to report on this in the coming months.”
To make the ID.1 profitable, Volkswagen will have to work on creating the necessary economies of scale, something that will be helped by synergies with CUPRA and Skoda, which will help reduce production costs. As for the final name, it seems unlikely that the ID.1 designation will remain in the production model.
The definitive Volkswagen ID.1 could be called ID. pole
Schäfer has dropped that the company will bet on a system of mixed nomenclatures. Therefore, the same as the ID. 2all will probably end up being called ID. Golfthe ID.1 has many ballots to be baptized as ID. pole. “The Polo is very successful and one of our icons, and we are going to use that concept vehicle in the future as well. We don’t know yet if we will use the same name. We are working on those iconic names to make sense of the future product line.”.
It is interesting to note that, despite the fact that the ID. 2all (4.05 meters) is similar in length to the Thermal Pole (4.07 meters), its electrical nature allows it to offer habitability equivalent to that of a Golf. This is evident in the generous volume of its trunk, which with 440 liters far exceeds not only the Golf (380 liters), but also the ID.3 (385 liters). Since the ID. 2all will be located between the Polo and Golf within the range of Volkswagen, possibly the ID.1 is situated between the up! and Pole.
Source | Motor.es