Volkswagen plans to modify the nomenclature system of its electric range ID. in the short term. From now on a number will be used to uniquely and exclusively identify the size of the car; therefore, there may be several bodies within the same sub-range. Thus, in 2026 an ID.4 sedan approximately 4.60 meters long will be launched, which will coexist with the ID.4 SUV. It would not be surprising if ID.5 ends up being renamed the ID.4 Coupé.
Another model that will receive a new body will be the compact ID.3. Thomas Schäfer, CEO of the Volkswagen brand, has confirmed the development of a compact SUV that will sit between the ID.2 and the ID.4. This ID.3 SUVs will occupy a place equivalent to that of the thermal T-Roc within the German manufacturer’s offer.
According to Schäfer, the vehicle will have a very different aesthetic than the conventional ID.3 . Its arrival on the market will take place before the year 2026, so we can expect it to continue using the hatchback‘s MEB platform (remember that most advanced SSP platform will be launched in 2026, which will debut precisely with the ID.4 sedan).
Although there is no information about it yet, we should not rule out that CUPRA and Skoda have their versions of this model. In the specific case of the Spanish brand, an electric SUV the size of the Born would allow it to succeed the acclaimed Formentor, whose commercial life will end approximately in 2026-2028.
The Volkswagen ID.2 will have two bodies
In parallel, the manager has also announced that ID.2 will be available with two bodies. On the one hand, we will find a utility to use called to replace the Polo, and on the other with a small SUV heir to the T-Cross. Both will be manufactured in Spain (the first in Martorell and the second in Landaben).
Volkswagen also plans to revamp some of its electric cars already on sale as part of its plan to launch ten new zero-emission models by 2026. “From an entry-level electric car with a target price of less than €25,000 to the Volkswagen ID. Buzz and the new Volkswagen ID. flagship AERO, we will have the right offer in each segment. ”
According to Schäfer, Volkswagen will try to simplify its range and equipment in the future. “In every segment, we compete in, we want to live up to our Leading Volume motto: do less but do it well.” The executive wants to take advantage of the enormous volume potential of its CUPRA, SEAT, Skoda, Volkswagen, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brands to achieve a significant competitive advantage.