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Latest EV News

Sporty, electric, emotive:
Volkswagen presents the ID. GTI Concept2 show car

Latest EV News

Sporty, electric, emotive:
Volkswagen presents the ID. GTI Concept2 show car

21/11/2023
  • Mobility for everyone: Volkswagen presented its extensive current and future product range at the 2023 IAA Mobility Show in Munich.
  • Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Passenger Cars: “Whether electric, combustion engine or hybrid vehicles, it will be possible to see the complete range of our new brand orientation.”
  • World premiere of the ID. GTI Concept: the emotive GTI label is being transported into the electric future.

The Volkswagen brand is giving its electric offensive an additional boost: by 2027, Europe’s largest automotive manufacturer will launch eleven new all-electric models and thus offer the widest electric vehicle range of all manufacturers – from a compact car through to a family saloon. In the future, there will also be sporty and emotive GTI versions of selected models from the all-electric ID. family. The ID. GTI Concept show car presented for the first time at the IAA Mobility in Munich provides a concrete insight into how Volkswagen will transport the iconic GTI label into the electric future. At the international motor show, the new orientation of the brand was visible in all areas for the first time. Alongside electric vehicles such as the ID. GTI Concept, ID. 4, ID. 5 and new ID. 73, Volkswagen will also continue to offer efficient combustion engine vehicles such as the new generations of the Tiguan4.

Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, says: “We have realigned Volkswagen over the course of recent months. Our actions are always focused on the question of what customers expect from us. The complete range of our new orientation was visible for the first time at the IAA Mobility. Volkswagen is delivering what customers want: whether electric, combustion engine or hybrid vehicles – all our new models impress with enjoyable efficiency, intuitive operation and high quality that is evident in all areas. In this way, we are meeting our promise of once more focusing completely on customer needs.”

Thomas Schäfer, CEO Volkswagen Brand and the new ID. GTI Concept.

Even faster pace in electric mobility. Volkswagen will launch eleven new electric models by 2027. With the ID. GTI Concept show car at the IAA Mobility, Volkswagen demonstrated for the first time how the GTI label will be transported into the age of electric mobility.

Production version of the vehicle based on the modular electric drive (MEB) platform is scheduled to hit the roads in Europe starting from 2027. “The perfect combination of driving pleasure and everyday usability – that is what the three letters GTI have meant for decades,” says Schäfer. With the ID. GTI Concept, we are taking the GTI DNA into the electric age. It remains sporty, iconic, technologically progressive and accessible, but now with a new interpretation for tomorrow’s world: electric, fully connected and extremely emotive. Here, driving pleasure and sustainability are a perfect match. This means GTI has a future – for our brand and for the fans. A Volkswagen sports car for the electric age that is suitable for everyday driving: 100 percent electric – 100 percent emotion.”

Focus on core models. By 2033 at the latest, Volkswagen will produce only electric vehicles in Europe. Until then, efficient combustion engine vehicles will continue to play an important part in the product range. In future, Volkswagen will concentrate above all on its successful core models such as the Golf, T‑Roc and Tiguan.

Revamped brand DNA and extended product features. Over the course of recent weeks and months, the company has driven forward the implementation of its ACCELERATE strategy. With realigned model planning and a clear customer focus, Volkswagen wants to become a love brand. This includes offering affordable mobility products for everyone. In 2026, the ID. 2all2 will extend the brand portfolio in the entry-level segment. The design language is also new at Volkswagen and is based on the pillars of stability, likeability and excitement. In the vehicle interior, it focuses on a high-quality appearance and an intuitive user experience typical for the brand.