The £22k ID2 introduces an entry-level electric SUV
After the arrival of the electric Tiguan, Volkswagen plans to introduce a new entry-level SUV as an electric alternative to the existing Volkswagen T-Cross.
Closely related to the range-topping Skoda SUV and the production version of the Cupra’s Urban Rebel, the cheapest of the future Volkswagen ID SUV models is scheduled to launch in 2026, possibly using the ID 2X name.
Like the ID 2 hatchback launched by Volkswagen last month, the compact SUV is set to be offered exclusively with a single-engine, front-wheel-drive configuration. Autocar sources say it is also planned to use Volkswagen’s cell battery technology combined with LFP chemistry.
Rising above and expected to cost less than the supermini ID 2, which is targeting a base price of £22,000, the ID 2X is expected to be built alongside its sibling with the same Cupra and Skoda components on the Volkswagen Group’s new production line. ongoing. building near Barcelona for its smallest EVs.
The batteries will be produced by a nearby associated plant in Sagunto and operated by the company’s new PowerCo unit.
Volkswagen has already confirmed that the small MEB architecture can carry batteries with a capacity of 38kWh or 56kWh, and therefore with ID 2 any SUV can provide a range of 180 and 260 miles, according to the supermini’s claimed maximum of 280 miles. over charging will be 125kW, which will allow a charging time of 10 to 80% of 20 minutes.
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