Volkswagen has also recently refreshed it, making subtle styling tweaks, a higher-quality interior and greater option possibilities. So if you’re choosing and configuring a new Volkswagen ID.3, here are the things you need to know.
Volkswagen offers the choice of two electric motors on the ID.3 – a 58kWh battery and a larger 77kWh unit. These are known as Pro and Pro S, respectively. Both use the same rear-mounted electric motor, producing 201bhp.
Starting with the Pro model, Volkswagen claims a range of 265 miles, while this is increased to an impressive 347 miles with the Pro S, which makes it a great choice for those driving greater distances.
The refreshed ID.3 is available in a choice of seven different colours, with all coming with a black-painted roof as standard.
Pure Grey remains the no-cost colour, with new shades including Costa Azule blue and a funky Dark Olivine Green. Elsewhere, Glacier White, Grenadilla Black, Kings Red and Scale Silver continue to be offered as well.
When it comes to wheels, the Pro model comes with the standard ‘East Derry’ wheels (interestingly all of Volkswagen’s wheel designs are named after places) while the larger 19-inch ‘Wellington’ rims are fitted to the Pro S.
Large 20-inch ‘Sanya’ wheels can also be had as an option on both models if you’re looking for something a little different.
All Volkswagen ID.3s come with a plentiful list of standard equipment, including LED front and rear lights, a large touchscreen, wireless smartphone charging and heated front seats.
But you can go further as the ID.3 is available with a number of optional extras, which are now primarily bundled into packages.
The Driver Assistance Pack Plus, for example, brings keyless entry, traffic jam assist and blind spot monitoring to name just a few features, while an Exterior Pack Plus features adaptive chassis control, progressive steering and Matrix LED headlights.