The ground-breaking ID. GTI Concept is taking centre stage at one of the world’s largest international motor shows, the IAA Mobility. Which is taking place in Munich from Tuesday 5th to Wednesday 9th of September.
It has the same fundamental design as the ID. 2 all concept unveiled in March 2023, but incorporates what Volkswagen Head of Design, Andreas Mindt, refers to as the ‘special sauce’. It also confirms that the GTI sub-brand will survive in the era of electric cars.
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The first images of the ID. GTI Concept reveals a car that perfectly embodies those dynamic, electric and exciting qualities.
All the elements that GTI fans love and cherish are evident, including flared wheel arches, striking alloy wheels, a roof spoiler and dynamic designs for the bumpers and light clusters.
The interior also promises to delight GTI fans by incorporating elements of the famous golf ball design that debuted on the Mk1’s gearstick, as well as a similarly evocative three-spoke steering wheel and chequered sports seats. These are complemented by the latest infotainment and head-up display – and of course, a switch to engage GTI mode.
It was announced at the IAA event that the production version of the car is scheduled to hit the roads in 2027.
“With the ID. GTI Concept, we are showing what a great future the GTI philosophy has at Volkswagen,” said Andreas Mindt. “In my opinion, the powerful ID. 2all is the perfect basis for an electric GTI. I already had the GTI in mind when I first put pen to paper for the ID. 2all. It is now becoming reality and allowing us to project the GTI idea into the new age of electric mobility.”
Also on show in Munich
The ID. GTI Concept may have grabbed the headlines, but it’s not the only exciting car that Volkswagen is displaying at the IAA Mobility event.
The ID. 2all concept and ID.7 unveiled earlier this year sit alongside other ID. models to underline the brand’s electric ambitions, which include producing only electric vehicles in Europe by 2033 at the latest.
The new Passat Estate is also there, just days after its world premiere, and there’s even a tantalising glimpse of the future for Volkswagen’s top-selling model: a camouflaged version of the Tiguan that’s set to make its world debut on 19 September.