The new Volkswagen ID.3 has recently starting making its way to customers, the 1st Edition started being delivered about a month ago but so far the only model on sale has been the 1st Edition which costs over £35,000. When the car was originally launched it was marketed that their would be model that will cost under £30,000 and today, VW has announced it.
“We are over the moon to be able to offer an ID.3 in the UK for under £30,000 so soon after the initial launch. The ID.3 Life is far from basic, with our medium sized battery, most powerful motor and extensive standard equipment list. Versions of the ID.3 with a smaller battery and less powerful motors will go on sale later next year with an even lower price.”
Tim O’Donovan – VW UK
It also seems like the ID.3 1st Edition has been pulled from sale, it now not appearing on the Volkswagen UK website in the main model page this could indicate it has come to the end of its predetermined run as it was a limited model. We have reached out to Volkswagen today for a comment and will update this article once we have confirmation.
All the trims
Volkswagen has announced two different models the ID.3 Pro Performance which has a 58kWh battery and 201bhp and the ID.3 Pro S which has a 77kWh battery and 201bhp. The ID.3 Pro Performance has six different trim levels ranging from the entry level Life at £29,990 up to Max at £38,220.
ID.3 Pro S one has one trim, the Tour which is £39,290.
All ID.3 Pro Performance models do 0-60mph in 7.3 seconds and the ID.3 Pro S does it in 7.9 seconds and the range varies between all the different trim levels too.
All cars have the option of Moonstone Grey, Makena Turquoise Metallic, Manganese Grey Metallic, Stonewashed Blue Metallic, Scale Silver Metallic or Glacier White Metallic for the outside colour.
ID.3 Life is £29,990 has 263 miles of range has cloth seats only with integrated armrests and the only colour inside it can have is black. A 10-inch infotainment screen is included with Bluetooth, DAV radio as well as electrically folding mirrors with a puddle light as well as heated seats and steering wheel and rain sensing wipers.
ID.3 Business is £33,720 has 262 miles or range and on top of the Life, it adds the Design package which includes LED headlights and rear lights as well as light animations when locking and unlocking the car. Interior multicoloured option is also included as is keyless entry, rear view camera and door handles which light up.
ID.3 Family is £34,650 has 260 miles of range and adds two zone climate control and panoramic sunroof on top of what the Business trim adds.
ID.3 Tech is £36,190 has 260 miles of range and adds heads up display, upgraded sound system and a few safety extras such as Side Assist and Emergency Assist.
ID.3 Max is £38,220 has 258 miles of range and adds 12-way electric front seats, sports suspension and progressive steering.
ID.3 Tour is £39,290 and has a large 336 miles of range, thanks to a larger battery pack of 77kWh. The motor still produces the same 201bhp as the lower models and the 0-60mph is reduced too. The Tour spec also boasts faster DC charging, jumping from 100kW to 125kW.
All these new models will start arriving at the end of October and the entire production and shipping process of the ID.3 so far has been fully carbon neutral and will contrite to be going forward.
Volkswagen has said that orders will start from next week.
Source: VW UK