VW Reveals the ID.2all, Its Idea for a €25,000 EV Hatchback

  • The VW ID.2all concept showcases features and styling of an upcoming electric hatchback.
  • The production version of the EV hatch will be priced under €25,000—the equivalent of about $26,300—but it likely won’t be sold in America.
  • The front-drive concept has a single 223 hp electric motor and approximately 280 miles of estimated range based on the European WLTP cycle.

Volkswagen likes to think it’s going back to its roots—as “the people’s car”—with this latest concept, called the ID.2all. This tiny hatchback presents a new electric model that will almost certainly be called the ID.2.

Production preview

The production version is expected to go on sale in Europe in 2025, with a price starting below €25,000 – or around $26,300 at current exchange rates. Since we don’t even get the ID.3 in the US, we doubt the ID.2 will come to America, but we dig its simplistic, nicely proportioned styling meant to recall the Mk1 Golf. We also hope Volkswagen figures out a way to bring something like this to our shores.

The ID.2 will use an updated version of the MEB platform that supports all the existing ID models. Unlike the rear-drive ID.3 and ID.4, it will have front-wheel drive, with the concept boasting a front-mounted electric motor that produces 223 horsepower—a fair bit more than the base RWD ID.4’s 201 hp.

VW doesn’t share battery size, but estimates a range of 280 miles on the optimistic WLTP cycle. Of course, the actual €25,000 base model will surely have less power and less range than that, with VW likely to offer various battery sizes and output configurations.

Golf comparisons

At 159.4 inches long, it’s almost 10 inches shorter than the current Mk8 Golf, but its wheelbase is just over an inch shorter than the Golf’s. It makes for fantastic hatchback proportions, with the GTI-style wheels pushed out to the corners and short overhangs creating a sporty stance.

Due to the more space-efficient packaging of an electric platform, VW promises that it’s almost as roomy inside as the Golf, albeit with a smaller footprint. The concept has a sharp interior, with a sporty steering wheel shape, a prominent center console and dual screens that serve as a digital gauge cluster and a large central screen. We can only hope that VW improves its subpar infotainment software by the time it launches this new model.

It makes sense that Europe would be the primary market for the ID.2, as buyers there are already immersed in small hatchbacks like this. Unfortunately, the subcompact segment has all but disappeared in the US, and we think VW will struggle to make a business case for such a car in America.

Still, we really like the idea of ​​an affordable EV that looks like this, and we think a lot of other Americans will too. We doubt we’ll be able to change VW’s mind, but at least we can hope that the ID.2all’s amazing design will preview the future of other electric VWs that will make their way to our shores.

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Despite being raised on a steady diet of base-model Hondas and Toyotas—or perhaps because of it—Joey Capparella nonetheless cultivated an obsession with the automotive industry during his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee. He found a way to write about cars for the school paper during his college years at Rice University, which eventually led him to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan for his first professional auto writing gig at Car Magazine. He was part of the Car and Driver team since 2016 and now lives in New York.