The production version of the concept electric vehicle revealed at the IAA Mobility event in Munich — 48 years after the debut of the first Golf GTI at the 1975 IAA in Frankfurt — will be based on the based on the ID. 2all’s modular MEB Entry e-drive platform and is scheduled to hit the roads by 2027 at the latest.
At this week’s IAA Mobility show in Munich, Volkswagen showed how a GTI might look when it gets electrified exactly 48 years after the debut of the first Golf GTI at the 1975 IAA in Frankfurt. The ID. GTI Concept is based on the ID. 2all concept presented in March of a future electric compact car that costs around €25,000. Just like the ID. 2all also sketched by the new Head of Design, Andreas Mindt, the ID. GTI Concept is more than just a show car, providing the first glimpse of the GTI future headed into production.
“With this concept, we are transporting the GTI DNA into the electric age,” said Thomas Schäfer, CEO of the Volkswagen brand. “It remains sporty, iconic, technologically progressive, and accessible, but now has a new interpretation for tomorrow’s world: electric, fully connected, and extremely emotive. Production has already been decided as part of our electrification plans.”
For the new concept, VW the letter “I” that traditionally stood for (fuel) injection in the GTI name now stands fo
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