Volkswagen ID. 2all Concept Previews All-Electric Golf

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The electric Golf is tipped to arrive in 2025.

Volkswagen has revealed its compact sub-€25,000 ($26,000) ID. 2all concept with the promise that it will be a reality in 2025. As you can see in the photo below, it looks suspiciously like a Golf model, and we got word recently that Volkswagen would be replacing the ID. 2 nomenclature with a Golf badge. So, meet the next all-electric Golf model, although that's not official just yet.

It will be based on the new MEB Entry platform and is "as spacious as a Golf and as inexpensive as a Polo." And, like a traditional Golf, it will be front-wheel drive and spacious inside despite its smaller footprint.


Powering the concept/next-generation Golf will be a 166-kilowatt (223 horsepower) motor that Volkswagen calls powerful but says will get the car to 60 mph in less than seven seconds (0-62 mph is officially rated at 6.9 seconds), which doesn't sound particularly quick. However, the regular, non-GTI/GTX variant of the EV will be fueled by a "particularly efficient drive battery" that Volkswagen says will have a range of 279 miles using the European WLTP rating, so the EPA rating will be less, likely around 240 miles.

Volkswagen also claims its new charging technology will allow the battery to go from 0 to 80% in approximately 20 minutes. However, that's going to rely on there being enough chargers that can supply the necessary power by 2025.


As a concept, the ID. 2all previews Volkswagen's new design language, which looks more evolutionary to us, and a pleasing one. Volkswagen describes it as having a "powerful stance on the wheels, a friendly face, a good portion of dynamics and timeless elegance."

Interior technology is another focus and one Volkswagen desperately needs to improve. The diagonal touch display measures 12.9 inches, while the system itself has a new menu structure. The HVAC controls run permanently across the bottom of the display so they are always there. There's no volume knob, and instead, Volkswagen is using a "practical small thumbwheel to adjust the volume."


Convenience features include magnetic device holders with inductive charging built-in, a 440-liter luggage compartment with a further 50 liters underneath the folding rear bench seat. With the seat folded, storage increases to 1,330 liters. The amazing amount of storage is likely down to Volkswagen sticking with front-wheel-drive.

Technology includes a partly-automated driving system called Travel Assist, LED matrix headlights, 3D LED tail light clusters, and ID.Light - which Volkswagen describes as "intuitive light signals for the driver."

Overall, we like what we're seeing here. Unfortunately, the standard Golf is no longer sold in North America. However, the GTI and Golf R aren't going anywhere. If the ID.2all concept is, indeed, a clear preview of the next-gen Golf, then imagine what a future GTI and Golf R could one day look like.


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