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Volkswagen ID2 confirmed for future Australian launch


The German automaker will bring the highly anticipated ID2 electric small car to Australia “beyond 2024”

Volkswagen Australia has confirmed that it will bring the more budget-friendly ID2 small electric car to local shores, however it’s still unknown exactly when this could happen.

In a product presentation with local media, Volkswagen’s budget EV was stated to be planned for a “beyond 2024” release. A production model is expected around 2026.  

The ID2 could one day become the replacement for the Golf or Polo combustion models when it launches.  

The ID2 will be coming to Australia at some point in the future!

The pint-sized electric will follow behind the ID4 and ID5 electric SUVs which are due in Australia in June/July 2024.   

What we know so far about the upcoming ID2

Also known as the ID2all, the small electric city concept that broke cover in March 2023, with Volkswagen announcing the model would run on a MEB Entry platform, designed for cheaper cars. 

The ID2 is set to ride on the cheaper MEB Entry platform

Volkswagen has targeted a price as low as 25,000 euros, or roughly AUD$40,000, which could make the ID2 a solid competitor for Chinese EVs such as the BYD Dolphin, MG4 and the GWM Ora.  

The Volkswagen Group’s cheapest EV right now in Australia is the MEB-based Cupra Born, which is priced from $59,990 before on-road costs. 

An inside look at the Volkswagen ID2all concept

Volkswagen has confirmed that the ID2all concept uses a single electric motor to produce 166kW and is claimed to have a range of up to 450km (WLTP). 

The ID2 will be front-wheel drive, rather than rear-wheel drive as is the case with other MEB platform cars.

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