Volkswagen has released the electric version of the greatly loved Golf GTI at the 2023 Munich Auto Show, dubbed the ID.GTI.
Reports by Digital Trends have revealed that the concept car is based on the ID.2all, which is another concept car that was first unveiled in March 2023, which the automaker plans to launch in Europe in 2025 at a base price of €25,000 (R517,000).
Just like the initial Golf GTI was to the standard Golf, the ID.GTI features sporty accents like big wheels and a rear spoiler.
The interior includes several references to the Golf GTI, such as an updated version of its signature plaid seats and a three-spoke steering wheel.
In regards to the technology, the ID.GTI has an augmented reality heads-up display that provides driving information on the windscreen. It has an infotainment system that includes a 12.9-inch touchscreen, and the 10.9-inch digital instrument cluster can be customised to resemble those from classic Golf GTI models.
There were no specifics from the company about the any powertrain, but the ID.GTI can be configured to simulate the driving style of older Golf GTI models, including the Mach 1 from 1976, Mach II from 1986, or the 25th anniversary edition of the Mach IV from 2001.
The ID.GTI is front-wheel drive like petrol-powered Golf GTIs. The production version of the ID.GTI likely won’t appear until after the production version of the ID.2all launches in 2025.