Next Wednesday, March 15, Volkswagen will hold an important event in which it will present its new design language, as well as a conceptual preview of its future electric access car. Said model, which is described by the brand itself as a vehicle “for the people”will be manufactured at the Spanish plant in Martorell (Barcelona).
This world premiere it will take place just one day after the publication of the group’s financial results in 2022. Following the removal of its previous CEO, Herbert Diess, the Volkswagen Group is immersed in a restructuring process. his substitute, Oliver Blumehas significantly changed the product plan for the coming years.
The event will be organized by the executive director of the brand, thomas schaferWith Andreas Mindt, its new design director. Rumors suggest that both will show a prototype of the future ID.2, whose design has been completely redone in recent months with the aim of giving it a new position in the market.
Apparently, the project would have been renamed ID. Golf in an attempt to capitalize on the enormous popularity of this mythical denomination. Opposite the original ID.2, the ID. Golf will be a little longer, although it will still have a starting price of less than 25,000 euros. Its aesthetic could be inspired by that of the Golf Mk4 (1997-2004), one of the most remembered members of this illustrious saga.
Volkswagen ID.2 or ID. Golf?
The hypothetical Volkswagen ID. Golf will share its entrails with the CUPRA Raval; therefore, it will sit on top of the front-wheel drive version of the MEB+ platform. However, it is not ruled out that high-performance R variants with all-wheel drive will be added later, an option that was not initially contemplated for the ID.2.
There will also be a model GTI 226 hp (166 kW) and front-wheel drive. Initially, the car will be available with two types of batteries: one with LFP (lithium-ferrophosphate) cells of approximately 40 kWh, which should allow it to exceed 300 km WLTP range, and another with NCM (nickel, cobalt, manganese) cells. of about 60 kWh with which it will approach 450 km WLTP.
The batteries will come from a new gigafactory to be built in Sagunto (Valencia). As for charging, you should be able to recover about 100 miles of range in about 10 minutes. While the CUPRA Raval will begin to be assembled in July 2025, its Volkswagen twin will have to wait two or three more months.