Although its presentation will not take place until next spring and the first deliveries will be delayed until the fourth quarter of 2023 due to the crisis in the supply of semiconductors, Volkswagen is already accepting orders for the updated version of the electric compact ID.3 . To meet demand, the new model will be assembled in Wolfsburg as well as in Dresden and Zwickau, three of the group’s most important plants in Germany.
The range will be divided into four preconfigured variants: Entry (43,660 euros), Business (45,610 euros), Style (49,445 euros), and Tour (54,445 euros). The first three will be associated with a 204 hp (150 kW) motor and 58 kWh batteries, while the last one will only be available with a 77 kWh pack, maintaining the same engine.
Although many details of the restyling remain to be known, the autonomy of the range has already been published. The Entry will homologate 426 km WLTP, the Business will drop to 425 km WLTP, the Style will stay at 418 km WLTP and the Tour will reach 545 km WLTP. Initially, the 58 kWh models will be able to charge at 120 kW and the 77 kWh at 170 kW.
At the moment, Volkswagen has only revealed a series of facelift sketches, which will include redesigned bumpers with a more sober appearance and some pilots with a new interior layout; In addition, the black trim at the base of the windshield will also be removed, giving it less of an MPV look.
The new Volkswagen ID.3 will be presented in the spring
Most of the changes will focus on the cabin, whose perceived quality will take a significant leap forward thanks to the use of new materials. The lower area of the dashboard will now be lined in fabric, and the upholstered section of the door panels will be much larger. As part of the standard equipment, a 12-inch touchscreen will be added.
The renewed ID.3 will be equipped with a new generation of the 1.1 software platform, which will improve system performance and will be able to receive wireless updates. We should also highlight the Plug & Charge function, the intelligent route planner with stops to charge, the Travel Assist with swarm intelligence and automatic lane changes, and the Park Assist Plus with memory function.