Volkswagen’s $27K ID.2all design work is complete as affordable EV debut looms

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Design work on Volkswagen’s $27K entry-level ID.2 electric car is complete. Volkswagen is preparing to show off the new affordable EV by the end of the year, ensuring it’s “even better” than the concept.

Volkswagen took the sheets off the ID.2all concept last March, its take on an entry-level electric car. The ID.2all will sit below the ID.3 as the brand takes on the affordable EV market.

Based on a modified version of its MEB platform (used for its ID series), the ID.2all concept features up to 279 miles (450km) range. CEO Thomas Shafer said the new EV “shows where we want to take the brand.”

You can clearly see the influence of iconic VW models like the Golf and Beetle but with a modern twist for the electric era.

The ID.2all is expected to start under $27K (€25,000) as VW looks to meet the growing demand for low-cost EVs. After bringing back former Bently and Audi designer Andreas Mindt last year, VW looks to shake things up with its next-gen EVs.

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Volkswagen ID.2all concept (Source: Volkswagen)

Volkswagen’s $27K ID.2all to debut later this year

After finishing design work on the new EV, Mindt says the production version is “even better” than the concept.

“I really like it, and it’s one of the reasons I’m so optimistic for our future,” Mindt said, according to Autocar. After positive feedback from the concept, Mindt’s team was determined to bring the concept to life.

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Volkswagen ID.2all electric vehicle (Source: Volkswagen)

The design leader added that the ID2 would be unique from the hatch with a “more upright, more self-confident” vehicle. “It’s matching 100% to our brand values: it will be stable and likeable with our secret sauce – but in a different way.”

According to Mindt, the entry-level EV’s interior features a “new design language” with elements reflecting the past.

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Volkswagen ID 2all “Vintage” mode from the Golf era (Source: Andreas Mindt)

One of the coolest features is the various drive modes, which give a “flash from the past” with Classic or Vintage mode. Classic is from the Beetle era, while Vintage shows a Golf-like display.

Although the ID.2all is shorter than the Polo at 4050 mm (159″) long, it’s more spacious with a longer wheelbase.

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Volkswagen’s ID 2all EV interior (Source: VW)

Volkswagen describes it as “as spacious as a Golf” but “as inexpensive as a Polo.” The production version is expected to be shown by the end of the year, and sales will start in 2025.

It will also gain a GTI model, due out in 2026. The sporty EV will likely take influence from the ID. GTI shown last year.

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Volkswagen electric ID GTI hot hatch concept (Source: Volkswagen AG)

Volkswagen’s $27K ID.2all will be one of ten new EVs to launch by 2027. It will join the ID.3, ID.4, ID.5, ID.6, ID.7, and ID.Buzz. An even more affordable ID.1 is expected to be revealed starting at around 20,000 euros ($21,700).

Electrek’s Take

While VW finishes up design work, several affordable EVs are already hitting the market. Volvo has already sold 14,500 EX30 models this year. Starting at $34,950 (36,000 euros), the Volvo EX30 is quickly becoming one of the best-selling EVs in Europe.

Kia also kicked off its affordable EV offensive with the new EV3. Last week, Kia opened EV3 orders in Korea starting at $30,700 (KRW 42.08 million).

Next year, Kia is expected to launch the EV4 electric sedan starting at around $35,000 (see it spotted for the first time here).

With several other automakers like Ford and GM planning to launch more affordable EVs, will the ID.2 find its market? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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