Volkswagen has showcased a new, fully electric concept as it prepares to launch eleven new all-electric models by 2027.
The manufacturer will displaying a range of current and future products later this month at IAA Mobility in Munich, and Volkswagen has shared a preview of a new ID. GTI Concept that provides an insight into how Volkswagen will transport the iconic GTI label into the electric future.
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,” said Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Passenger Cars.
“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.”
By 2033 at the latest, Volkswagen will produce only electric vehicles in Europe. Over the course of recent weeks and months, the company has driven forward the implementation of its ACCELERATE strategy. This includes offering affordable mobility products for everyone. In 2026, the ID. 2all – an electric car for less than 25,000 euros – will extend the brand portfolio in the entry-level segment.
Thomas Schäfer added: “We have realigned Volkswagen over the course of recent months. Our actions are always focused on the question of what customers expect from us. The complete range of our new orientation will be 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.”