VW ID Electric Hatch Spied Again, Will Offer Three Battery Options

Despite showing the world an entire family of ID all-electric concept vehicles over the past two years, Volkswagen has yet to reveal what the people are (presumably) waiting for: the first ID production vehicle.

Mind you, we are getting closer to that moment as VW will open reservations for the ID hatchback on May 8. That doesn’t mean the car will debut next month, though, as VW will most likely unveil the EV at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

Until then, we can now bring you the latest and clearest set of spy photos yet of the electric car which may or may not be called ID Neo — another rumored name is ID3. Either way, the ID will be the brand’s first model developed from the ground up as an all-electric vehicle based on the MEB modular architecture.

The new photos taken in northern Sweden during winter testing give us the best look at the car’s LED matrix headlights and LED taillights which are in final production specification. The taillamps remind of the Golf while the headlamps have a Passat vibe about them.

Three battery configurations with driving ranges between 205 and 342 miles

The car’s proportions are very similar to the Seat El-Born Concept unveiled earlier this year — which is normal since said study previews the VW ID’s sister car. Expect the ID to be slightly longer than the upcoming VW Golf Mk8, itself longer than the current Golf. Thanks to that, the minivan shape, and the more efficient packaging allowed by the MEB platform, the ID will offer Passat levels of interior space.

Christian Senger, VW’s Head of Product Line for E-Mobility, recently told Auto Express the ID would offer three battery configurations. The entry-level 48 kWh version will enable a WLTP driving range of 205 miles (330 km) while the mid-spec ID model will be able to drive for around 280 miles (450 km) on a single charge. As for the 111 kWh top model, it will offer a driving range of around 342 miles (550 km).

All versions will feature a rear-mounted 168hp (170PS) electric motor driving the rear wheels. The base VW ID version is expected to start at just under €30,000 ($33,800).

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  • scjeff

    Just wish it was going to be sold in the US.

    • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

      i belive it will, VW want to sell 1 milion electric cars in 2025 then they must sell it in alot of countrys.

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