Volkswagen has finally unveiled the much-awaited ID.2all, a concept car that offers a glimpse of the automaker's affordable electric vehicle (EV) of the future. The ID.2all is set to hit the European market in 2025 with a starting price under $26,400 (€25,000), a cost that will open up a massive market segment for the German automaker.
Looking at the photos, the ID.2all appears less like a futuristic concept car and more like a pre-production study. It is the latest addition to Volkswagen's ID line of EVs, following the less successful ID. Life, which was recently abandoned by the company's executives.
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The ID.2all is based on Volkswagen Group's MEB Entry platform, designed for front-wheel-drive models, and is expected to become the brand's first FWD MEB model. It offers an “efficient drive, battery, and charging technology,” with a front-mounted motor that delivers 166 kW (222 hp), enabling Golf GTI-like acceleration from zero to 62 mph (100 kph) in less than seven seconds.
Volkswagen has not revealed the battery capacity, but it claims a targeted range of up to 280 miles (450 kilometers) on the WLTP test cycle. The battery can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in 20 minutes at DC fast-charging stations, and it also offers the option of charging at up to 11 kW at home or public AC charging points.
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The ID.2all's five-door hatchback body is 9.2 inches (234 millimeters) shorter than the current Golf hatch, but it offers significantly more interior space. The trunk has a capacity of 17.3 cubic feet (490 liters), and with the rear seats folded (40:60 split), that increases to 47 cu ft (1,330 l). The ID.2all also features a rectangular stowage box under the trunk's floor, a stowage area with a capacity of 1.76 cu ft (50 liters) under the rear seat, and a continuous load area that stretches 86.6 inches (2.20 meters) when the front passenger seat backrest is also folded down.
The ID.2all's design language offers a preview of Volkswagen's new styling, which is “based on the three pillars of stability, likeability, and excitement,” according to design boss Andreas Mindt. Highlights include a friendly face featuring a full-width LED light bar, bulged wheel arches filled with 20-inch wheels on 225/40 R20 tires, and a straight window line. The interior has a clean dashboard, two rectangular displays, and a large panoramic sunroof, as well as a head-up display, separate air conditioning control panel, and numerous USB-C interfaces.
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Despite being the smallest ID. model to date, the production model previewed by the ID.2all will be equipped with tech from larger models, including the latest version of the Travel Assist Level 2 ADAS, Park Assist Plus with memory function, IQ.Light LED matrix headlights, 3D LED taillight clusters, and ID.Light interactive light signals for the driver.
Overall, the ID.2all is a significant car for Volkswagen, as it offers a targeted price that will appeal to a broad market segment, as well as efficient technology and ample interior space. While it's currently only a concept car, the production model set to debut in 2025 is likely to be a game-changer in the EV market.