As the head of Volkswagen Thomas Schaefer told the British edition of Auto Express, both “hyped” names – both ID and Golf – will continue to be used by the company in the future, when transferring all models to all-electric traction.
“Both names have reasons to stay. ID is already a well-known electrical brand. We created it, its connection with the Volkswagen brand is working, and there is no reason to abandon or rename it,” said Mr. Schaefer.
“But we also have the legendary Golf and GTI names. You have to be crazy to let them die! We are currently developing our future line of models and working on the logic of their names. We will probably use the ID abbreviation, but our legendary models will retain their names, as they did with ID. Buzz – it works,” the head of Volkswagen also said.
Asked if this meant that Volkswagen could produce a car called the ID.Golf, Mr. Schäfer replied: “We can.” The approximate date for the world premiere of the new, all-electric Volkswagen Golf is the end of 2025 – the beginning of 2026.
There is no official data on the technical “stuffing” of the model yet. There is a possibility that the future ID.Golf will be built on the new SSP chassis, in which German engineers will combine the advantages of the current MEB and PPE platforms. There are also rumors that Volkswagen may upgrade the MEB chassis so that models based on it can charge faster than the current ones using charging stations with a capacity of over 200 kW.