Volkswagen teases low cost electric SUV

Tom Barnard

16 Dec 2023

Volkswagen has confirmed that it is working on a compact electric crossover with the first glimpse of the ID.2All SUV.

The firm has already revealed the ID.2All hatchback concept, and a new teaser image confirms it is working on a higher-riding equivalent to sit alongside it and compete with the likes of the Jeep Avenger, Peugeot e-2008 and Volvo EX30

The ID.2All SUV looks set to replace the T-Cross in the VW line-up, in the same way that the hatchback will replace the Polo. Volkswagen says it is “another important step towards bringing affordable electric mobility to the masses”, hinting at a relatively affordable entry price.

The hatchback - likely to be badged simply ID.2 when it goes on sale -  is expected to cost around £22,000, meaning the SUV could come in at between £25,000 and £30,000, undercutting those key rivals and slotting in beneath the ID.3, which starts at around £37,000.

The crossover will use the same new entry-level MEB platform as the hatchback and equivalent superminis from Skoda and Cupra. That can accommodate two sizes of battery -  38kWh and 56kWh - has 125kW charging and features a single front-mounted motor producing 223bhp. Range for the 56kWh hatchback is a claimed 280 miles, with the SUV’s less streamlined shape likely to knock a few miles off that. 

The single teaser image shows that the SUV has similar simple lines to the hatchback, moving away from the opinion-splitting styling of the ID.4 and ID.5. Its short overhangs and square lines are similar to the hatch but boosted with a more upright profile and chunky wheel arches, along with ID Buzz-style slats in the rear panels. 

Volkswagen says the new crossover model will go into production in 2026, a year after the hatchback arrives, but we’d expect to see a close-to-production spec concept at some point in 2024.

The VW will share big bits with models from Cupra (above) and Skoda

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