• The Volkswagen ID. 2all is an electrified Golf

It will be the first front-wheel drive ID. model from Volkswagen

We know that Volkswagen had been working on an EV that would sit below an ID.3 for sometime now, and we’ve finally gotten a look at it in the form of the ID. 2all concept. It will be based on the MEB Entry platform and will be the smallest ID. model in the range while taking plenty of inspiration from hatchbacks we all know and love.

You’ll immediately notice from the overall proportions that the ID. 2all looks awfully close to a Golf that has simply gotten the electric treatment. Of course, there are differences starting with a clean face thanks to EVs not needing much cooling. In typical ID. fashion the headlights are connected via a lighting strip that runs along the front grille. While the wheels are absurdly large, we don’t expect the production-spec model to have the same size. At the rear, the tail lamps are simple, making up the simple design.  Measuring 4,050mm long, 1,812mm wide, 1,530mm tall and having a 2,600mm wheelbase, the ID.2 is shorter than the Golf, but has a similar wheelbase.

Inside, it continues with its minimalist approach with a pretty straightforward cabin layout featuring minimal buttons at the right places. The blue ambient lighting is a nice contrast to the all-black upholstery. As far as tech goes, it gets a 10.9-inch digital driver’s display and a 12.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Also, good news if you're a sucker for proper physical controls over touch-based inputs as there is a control knob in the centre console controlling the menus. Illuminated buttons for the climate control and a thumbwheel to control the volume. The steering wheel is also new with simplified controls. Other convenience bits include USB-C charging ports as well as two wireless phone chargers.

Now to the real party trick which is under the hood. Basically, we’ve got a 226PS electric motor powering the front wheels, which is a first for a Volkswagen ID. model. This allows for a 0-100kmph sprint in under seven seconds and a top speed of 160kmph. In terms of range, Volkswagen boasts a WLTP-claimed figure of up to 450km on a single charge. Speaking of charging, a DC fast charger can offer 10 to 80 percent juice in 20 minutes.

Volkswagen claims the production-spec ID. 2all will boast space levels of a Golf while being as inexpensive as a Polo with a targeted starting price of under 25,000 euros (around Rs 21.90 lakh). Will the carmaker come good on those claims? Well the answer to that question will only surface once the production-spec model breaks cover in 2025.

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