1 Golf name is said to be an option for Volkswagen’s
Golf name is said to be an option for Volkswagen’s The Volkswagen Group is preparing a family of subcompact electric cars that will include a member for the Volkswagen brand.
VW previewed a potential design for its 2021 electric car with the ID.Life concept, though the automaker has since ditched the concept’s boxy crossover design in favor of a sleeker hatchback shape.
2 Golf name is said to be an option for Volkswagen’s
The new electric car, along with siblings from the SEAT and Skoda brands, will be built at factories in Spain, with the first expected in 2025. VW has previously mentioned a starting price of around 20,000 euros (about $21,350) for its version, although that was before the ongoing inflation and energy crisis began.
While rumors have pointed to VW adopting the ID.2 name to mark its placement below the ID.3 compact hatchback, Autocar reported on Wednesday that the ID.Golf is among the names being considered, and that there could even be a sporty GTI version.
The magazine also reported that the car will be the first to use an updated version of the MEB modular EV platform that debuted in the ID.3. The updated version, called MEB+, will have a new common battery cell and support charging at speeds of up to 200kw.
Thomas Schäfer, the current head of the VW brand, recently hinted that the Golf name was too good to pass up and that there is potential for it to be used on an ID EV in a similar way to the ID.Buzz name.