Volkswagen's Next Electric SUV Could Be Too Small For America

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The ID.2 is starting to take shape.

Since the ID.3 ushered a new electric era for the German brand, Volkswagen's ID. range has expanded rapidly. The Volkswagen ID.4 is already providing to be a formidable foe against the Ford Mustang Mach-E and will soon spawn a more stylish coupe variant called the ID.5. For the Chinese market, Volkswagen also recently unveiled the three-row ID.6 SUV. VW's electric SUV onslaught is showing no sign of slowing down, however.

According to Auto Express, VW's next electric SUV will be called the ID.2. Slotting below the ID.3 and ID.4, it will reportedly take the form of a compact electric SUV suitable for driving in crowded cities.

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It will be followed by, predictably, the ID.1, which is expected to be an electric supermini. According to the publication, Volkswagen has been working on a more affordable version of its electric MEB platform that underpins the ID.4. Codenamed MEB Entry, this new EV platform will underpin at least four new entry-level models in the middle of the decade.

Expect all the usual ID. styling hallmarks to carry over from its larger siblings such as a full-width light strip connecting the headlights. In terms of dimensions, the compact ID.2 will be around the same length as the T-Cross, with short front and rear overhangs. Thanks to the placement of the batteries, the cabin space is said to be comparable to the larger T-Roc.

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Speaking of batteries, the ID.2 will likely be offered with a range of different battery sizes. The base model could pack a 30 kWh battery providing a range of around 120 miles, making it ideal for city driving. Higher trims will allegedly pack a 45 kWh battery offering a range of up to 180 miles. The lower range will also make the ID.2 budget-friendly, as the compact electric SUV is expected to start at less than 20,000 Euros ($23,441). In the US, the ID.4 costs nearly double that, starting at $39,995.

The Volkswagen ID.2 is expected to arrive by the end of 2025, but it almost certainly won't be sold in America since it will be too small for the US market.

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Source Credits: Auto Express

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