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New Volkswagen ID.2 SUV on the way

Volkswagen is working on an entry-level all-electric small SUV, and our exclusive image previews how it could look

Volkswagen ID2 SUV exclusive image

Volkswagen’s growing range of all-electric ID. cars will soon gain a practical compact crossover in the form of the VW ID.2 SUV. Our exclusive image shows how it could look.

Despite having an extensive range of six internal-combustion engined SUVs, Volkswagen has been a little slow to roll out all-electric SUV alternatives, with just the Tiguan-sized ID.4 and ID.5 hitting the showrooms so far. The ID.2 will branch out into the popular small SUV segment - where VW’s ICE offerings consist of the Taigo, T-Cross and T-Roc

Underpinning the ID.2 SUV will be the MEB Entry platform - which we’ll see on the production version of the ID.2all concept. That means a selection of 38kWh or 58kWh batteries should be offered, with up to 280 miles of range available from a single charge. We expect 125kW DC rapid charging to be made standard, too. 

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Volkswagen CEO Thomas Schäfer has been pushing the brand to return to simpler physical controls after the much-derided touch-sensitive functions. As we saw on the ID.2all concept, there should be large switches on the dash for the car’s more frequently-used features, such as heating, ventilation and audio volume. 

Volkswagen is targeting a price of around £20,000 for the ID.2 supermini when it goes on sale in 2025. For the SUV variant we expect it to rise a little given the extra size it should afford, but it’ll still be comfortably under the ID.3, at around £28,000. As for the on-sale date, the SUV is expected to arrive shortly after the supermini

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A keen petrol-head, Alastair Crooks has a degree in journalism and worked as a car salesman for a variety of manufacturers before joining Auto Express in Spring 2019 as a Content Editor. Now, as our senior news reporter, his daily duties involve tracking down the latest news and writing reviews.

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