Volkswagen I.D. GTI. Fully Electric Volkswagen I.D to Get GTI Variant. Volkswagen is getting more serious with its electrification plan. After debuting Volkswagen I.D, a fully electric hatchback at last year’s Paris Motor Show, the Germany automaker rocked 2017 Detroit Motor Show by introducing a very well-made MPV named I.D Buzz. Even though the latter received the better response, it is the sporty GTI version of the hatch that will arrive first in 2020 and will lead the brand’s electric car lineup.
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As what have been reported since last year, Volkswagen is currently working on a very ambitious electrification project. The company plans to sell at least 1 million fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2025. I.D Buzz and its 270 miles of full electric range definitely will help to reach that ambitious goal, and of course the GTI version of Volkswagen I.D hatch.
The original I.D we saw in Paris last year uses the company’s newest modular architecture for electric cars, the MEB platform. This platform will also underpin other VW’s electric vehicles in the future. I.D’s battery pack is enough to generate 168 bhp and send the car running to 62 mph from standstill under eight seconds.
No words yet on the VW ID GTI’s version performance, but the company believes that it will make the new electric car more appealing and will bring the automaker to its 1 million sales of electric cars by 2025.
In the last Detroit Motor Show, Volkswagen’s sales and marketing chief, Jürgen Stackmann, said in an interview that GTI model is heading into a different direction in the future, and he hinted to a fully electric model.
“I think the formula of the GTI will change—it will not be the same formula that took us here. But to have an exciting, fun to own, fun to drive the car, with electric vehicles it is possible to deliver that,” Stackmann said, telling us what we can expect from the future GTI.
According to Stackmann, Volkswagen is clearly ready to bring GTI to the next level, and the company also has the technology to achieve that goal. As a matter of fact, Stackmann boldly said that “it is quite easy to do.” Besides, the car can even have a four-wheel drive if customers want it.
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Jürgen Stackmann was not the only one sharing some insights about the future GTI. At the last Consumer Electronics Show, Volkswagen’s vice president of G4 e-Mobility brand, Christian Senger also said something about a full electric GTI.
“We can start with a rational approach, the car performing quite well every day. But then we can scale up. More range, more accelerations, more charging points for the money and maybe also 4WD,” said Senger.
Regarding vw id gti design, since the automaker once stated that the concept was 80 percent of the final production car, we can expect it to look highly similar to the concept, but with some significant tweaks here and there.
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Furthermore, since this is the sporty GTI version we are talking about, 2020 VW I.D GTI probably will borrow GTI’s classic red accent details to give the full electric sports car more distinctive character.
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