Initially focused on the compact segment, the ID family will expand upwards, with an ID.7 sedan and station wagon, then downwards, notably with the ID.1 city car.
Next to Volkswagen’s historic range is an electric range, the IDs. A trendy family inaugurated in 2019 by the compact ID.3, which is joined by the ID.4 SUV and its ID.5 coupé version (not forgetting the XL ID.6 version in China), then the ID.Buzz, a modern design of the famous Combi.
The launches will continue at a regular pace, to give an electric equivalent to all the thermal stars (and now also hybrids) of the brand, from the Polo to the Passat. Stop chasing them? This will inevitably happen in Europe, even if Volkswagen doesn’t want to rush things. Especially since sales of the ID range are slowly taking off, not helped, it is true, by the shortage of electronic components.
What’s next in the program? We tell you everything!
Volkswagen ID.7 – 2023
The next big addition to the ID family. it will be a family sedan, which we got an accurate preview of this year with the ID.Aero concept car. The production model is primarily aimed at China, but will be available for sale in Europe, with production at the German factory in Emden. With almost 5 meters in length, this sedan will be based on the MEB platform. Proof of the importance of the silhouette in autonomy: with the 77 kWh battery, VW promises a range of more than 600 km, against 531 km for the SUV ID.4!
Europe will benefit from a breakaway version, a body that works better than the sedan and should please professional customers.
Volkswagen ID.Aero: here is the electric replacement for the Passat
Restyled Volkswagen ID.3 (and GTX) – 2023
The first clan member ID will logically be the first to be restyled! Scheduled for 2023, the facelift should make it possible to correct two flaws of the ID.3: its interior presentation, which lacks a cache, and its face, which is a little soft. The bow of the compact should therefore have more elaborate and more angular shapes. The nose should be less deep. In turn, the panel would benefit from more valuable materials. On the other hand, we don’t expect major technical changes. New to the range will be the arrival of the sporty GTX version, with two engines, for a maximum power of around 300 hp.
Following release order logic, ID.4 should be revised in 2024.
Volkswagen ID.1 – 2025
After expanding from the top to the bottom, the ID family will expand from the bottom in 2025. Volkswagen has confirmed the arrival of a modern city car, which will take on a shortened version of the base dedicated to MEB electrics (while Renault will adapt the Clio platform to the R5). It was Seat that was initially responsible for developing the technique for the group’s urban electric cars. In the end, there will be a Cupra, a Skoda and a Volkswagen, which must share as many elements as possible, while still having their own look.
We noticed that the sketch announcing the Volkswagen departed from the form of the ID.Life concept. This could indeed inspire more a vehicle closer to an urban SUV and could be called ID.2.
Volkswagen ID. Life: A compact electric SUV for 20,000 euros
Volkswagen Trinity – 2026
It’s Volkswagen’s next electric revolution. In 2026, seven years after the presentation of the ID.3, Volkswagen will present the model it currently calls Trinity. The car, which appears to be a family sedan, will inaugurate a new “hyper-modular” base, the SSP. The SSP is intended to serve as a single base for all electric cars in the VW group!
Trindade should also mark a new stage in terms of autonomy and recharge time. Volkswagen promises more than 700 km on a full tank. The vehicle also intends to take the brand to a new level in terms of autonomous driving. Its production will take place in the historic stronghold of Wolfsburg.
An upcoming electric adventurer?
A few years ago, the project of an electric SUV with a rugged look, Land Rover Defender style, was mentioned. One of the VW employees did not deny it, but indicated that it was not a priority. The rumor, later fueled by intriguing Tiguan-bodied mules, spoke of a 2023 release.
If for Europe it is still unclear, for the North American market, VW has recently confirmed the launch of an electric fighter and pickup truck by 2025, which will revive the Scout brand.