Volkswagen often struggles with naming its motor vehicles for the United States current market. Just take the scenario of the Rabbit in the mid-70s that turned the Golfing (for gulf stream, not the activity) then grew to become the Rabbit yet again prior to it became the Golf yet again. The Golf is only scarcely nonetheless in the U.S., with the only product in fact badged as these types of remaining the Golf R (the GTI has no “Golfing” badges).
Properly, the small hatchback is getting a comeback… possibly. Phone the concept Rabbit Redux: goodbye to ID.2, hi there to all-electric Golfing.
Apparently the company’s ID-branded stylings and names are much too bland and so much have met with “less than lukewarm” receptions amongst shoppers and VW execs, according to Autocar, as a result the revival of the Golf name for the strategy formerly named ID.2.
VW isn’t the only organization dropping electric powered initials. We claimed in January that Mercedes-Benz is set to drop the EQ solution brand name naming for battery-electric powered cars and trucks by the finish of subsequent calendar year. The conclusion was primarily based on Main Government Ola Kaellenius’s idea that the initials had been redundant as Mercedes turns absent from the combustion motor.
But as for this ID.2/Golf, Autocar’s unnamed resources at Autocar also say it will be the to start with Volkswagen model primarily based on the new MEB-Moreover platform and utilizing lithium iron phosphate (LFP) prismatic battery cells. It will reportedly get a extra conventional hatchback shape with “the kind of interior room of styles normally 1 phase bigger.” The selection to go with a classic hatchback form is reportedly a end result of a instead tepid response to the “ID.Lifestyle” strategy from 2020.
It is anticipated to expense around $24,000, but it’s unclear if the vehicle will be offered in the States. If in truth will come to The usa, the model, Autocar speculates, could also lead to manufacturing of a tweaked electric powered GTI model.
For visitors intrigued about other bits of Volkwagen’s naming lore past ID.4 and ID.Buzz and ID.Whatsoever, the checklist could consist of Scirocco and Jetta (each winds), Eos and Phaeton (Greek gods), Tiguan (a melange of animals), Corrado (from the Spanish verb correr, meaning to operate), and, of program, Beetle. Not lengthy after it initial appeared on German roadways, the Volkswagen Sort 1 was dubbed the Käfer – or Beetle. Other nicknames: “the bubble” in Denmark coccinelle, or ladybug, in France, and “turtle car” in Thailand. And in the region that developed both of those outdated and new (very well, also now previous) Beetles, Mexico, they are typically called vochos.