VW,s I.D.3 is the start of the Volkswagen Group pure electric offensive, with the underpinning set to spawn a variety of models from within the group. Most recently used in the SEAT El-Born, shown as a potential electric hot hatch.
First announced in May 2019 and reserved by over 30,000 pre-bookers across Europe, the ID.3 1st Edition is priced at £38,880 before the UK Government plug-in car grant is applied. To mark it apart from future ID.3 variants it features exclusive badging and a two-tone honeycomb decal, alongside an extensive equipment list. Standard equipment includes LED headlights with Matrix Beam and Welcome Light, 19-inch Andoya alloy wheels and tinted rear windows, along with a black-coloured roof, side skirts, boot and rear spoiler. Several driver assistance systems are also included, with Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist and Lane Assist included in the package, as well as parking sensors and a rear-view camera.
The ID.3 1st Edition has an ample range of 260 miles (WLTP) from its 58 kWh (net) battery capacity. It also features the added bonus of rapid charging compatibility of up to 100 kW, with the ability to add around 180 miles of range in just 30 minutes from a 100 kW CCS charger.
It will be followed by seven series variants of the ID.3 opening for order in the autumn.
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