The German firm has published the first laconic writing sample of the production version of a new electric model that from 2026 will take a place near the base of the ID. series, adopting the distinctive ID.2 SUV and – surprisingly – the form of a small crossover .
Surprisingly… because last September VW had announced an electric supermini badged ID.2, even presenting a corresponding prototype called the ID.2all with the size and features of a standard supermini that would act as the electric alternative to the Polo. Apparently the ID.2 SUV will be the next stop as the German brand has already announced the transformation of the ID.2all into a production version from 2025.
With the above data, the ID.2 SUV will be the third electric SUV model of the German brand after the ID.4 and ID.5.
The teaser released by VW doesn’t reveal much about the design of the new model, although those more familiar will spot similarities between the silhouette of the ID.2all and the ID.2 SUV, although in this case elements such as the bulging domes and a series of protectors that will document its characterization as an SUV. Standout details include a distinctive rear spoiler and a design element that resembles air vents on the third pillar.
Be that as it may with the design, the most important thing is that both the ID.2 as a supermini and its crossover variant will be based on a new smaller architecture known as MEB Entry, which will be combined with batteries with a capacity of 38 kWh and 58 kWh . According to the first recommendations, the maximum range in both cases is expected to be up to 450 km. The batteries will be combined with a charging circuit that will allow the energy to be replenished with a power of up to 125 kW, which will translate into recharging up to 80% in less than half an hour.