Volkswagen will produce an EV version of its GTI hot hatch | Engadget

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Volkswagen’s ID lineup is fairly nicely fleshed out by now, with autos starting from the ID.2all compact to the ID.4 crossover — however the place are the fanatic autos? VW has answered that query with the ID.GTI idea, an electrical hot hatch that will ultimately head to manufacturing. 

Very similar to authentic GTI that impressed it (the “I” not stands for injection however “intelligence”), it is a sporty, compact hatch that appears quick standing nonetheless. Dimension-wise, it is shorter however taller than the present Golf GTI, with barely extra inside quantity. The ID.GTI relies on (and strongly resembles) the ID.2all compact, including options like 20-inch wheels, entrance, facet and rear spoilers, a rear diffuser, a honeycomb grill, striped graphics, LED fog lights and extra. 


It’s going to have dealing with and efficiency tweaks as nicely, however VW did not present any particulars. The ID.2all comes with a 223HP motor, good for a 62MPH dash in beneath seven seconds, with an estimated 280-mile vary. The ID.GTI is more likely to beat these figures handily, although, and the highest velocity ought to be sooner too. 

VW did say that the ID.GTI would have an electronically-controlled front-axle differential lock providing traction management, similar to the present Golf GTI. And it will work even higher, the corporate wrote, “as a result of the setup of the electrical drive motor, as any electrical system, will be assorted nearly infinitely.” It additionally has a low middle of gravity to assist dealing with, because of the battery’s location within the automobile ground.

Volkswagen ID.GTI

Inside, the ID.GTI idea has tartan sport seats, a drive selector, a sportier steering wheel and a ten.9-inch instrument cluster, together with a 12.9-inch infotainment system. It additionally options an AR head-up show, projecting info like speeds and even monitor structure, each for the motive force and entrance passenger. A particular GTI button prompts a crimson lighting scheme. 

Volkswagen stated that it will produce the ID.GTI idea, however did not say when or what it will promote for. It is a good wager that it will arrive across the similar time because the ID.2all, although, which is priced beneath $30,000 and slated for a 2025 launch.

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