The Volkswagen brand has presented its ID. GTI concept show car for the first time at the IAA Mobility in Munich. At the international motor show, the new concept car was shown alongside EVs such as the ID.4, ID.5 and new ID.7. The marque has stated that by 2027 it will have launched eleven new all-electric models and – from a compact car priced at less than 25,000 euros through to a family saloon.
“We have realigned Volkswagen over the course of recent months,” said Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Passenger Cars. “Our actions are always focused on the question of what customers expect from us. The complete range of our new orientation is visible for the first time at the IAA Mobility. Volkswagen is delivering what customers want: whether electric, combustion engine or hybrid vehicles – all our new models impress with enjoyable efficiency, intuitive operation and high quality that is evident in all areas. In this way, we are meeting our promise of once more focusing completely on customer needs.”
With the ID. GTI Concept show car at the IAA Mobility, Volkswagen is demonstrating for the first time how the GTI label will be transported into the age of electric mobility. The production version of the vehicle based on the modular electric drive (MEB) platform is scheduled to hit the roads in 2027.
“The perfect combination of driving pleasure and everyday usability – that is what the three letters GTI have meant for decades,” says Schäfer. “With the ID. GTI Concept, we are taking the GTI DNA into the electric age. It remains sporty, iconic, technologically progressive, and accessible, but now with a new interpretation for tomorrow’s world: electric, fully connected and extremely emotive. Here, driving pleasure and sustainability are a perfect match. This means GTI has a future – for our brand and for the fans. A Volkswagen sports car for the electric age that is suitable for everyday driving: 100 per cent electric – 100 per cent emotion.”