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Cheaper entry point brings price of the new Volkswagen ID.3 electric car closer to that of a high-spec Golf, while the range expands with new trim levels and battery options
Pricing and specifications for the full Volkswagen ID.3 range has been announced. Orders for the zero-emission family hatchback will open on October 22, with first UK deliveries due before the end of the month.
Until now, the all-electric ID.3 has only been offered in 1st Edition trim, priced at £38,190. But the range has expanded to offer seven different trim levels, starting with the base Life trim priced at £29,990, a figure which includes the Government’s £3,000 plug-in car grant.
Each of the trim levels are fitted with a range of equipment packages: Design, Infotainment, Comfort, Assistance and Sport – each with slightly more comprehensive ‘Plus’ variants.
In Life trim, the ID.3 offers a standard kit list which includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, adaptive cruise control with lane assist and parking sensors all round. In addition, it gets natural voice control inputs and Volkswagen’s Car2X system, which can communicate with other Car2X-equipped vehicles to warn the driver of upcoming hazards.
Life also gets the Infotainment package – a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity – plus the Comfort Pack, which includes electrically folding door mirrors, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, heated seats and a heated steering wheel. The interior is trimmed in black cloth
Above the Life sits the £33,720 Business trim. This adds to the entry-level spec with the Design and Assistance packs. The former brings matrix LED lights, animated LED tail lights, rear privacy glass and interior ambient lighting, and the latter includes a rear view camera, keyless entry and illuminated door handles.
Next is the Style model, priced at £34,180. This also features the Infotainment and Comfort packs, but also features the Design Plus pack, which adds a panoramic sunroof. It does, however, do without the Assistance pack.
Another £480 jump brings the Family trim, which features the Design Plus, Infotainment, Assistance packs. An upgrade to Comfort Plus introduces two-zone climate control and a variable boot floor.
The £36,190 ID.3 Tech gets the standard Comfort Pack, with Design Plus and Assistance Plus. It’s the first trim level to offer the Infotainment Plus pack, which features an uprated sound system and a head-up display with augmented reality animations.
The ID.3 Max, meanwhile, gets Plus versions of the Comfort, Design, Assistance and Infotainment packs. It also adds electrically adjustable front seats with a massage function, and introduces the Sport Package; adding progressive steering and sports suspension to the equipment list (a Plus version of the Sport Pack will be available at a later date, and includes adaptive dampers). The Max is priced at £38,220.
Each of these models are equipped with the Pro Performance powertrain: a 201bhp motor combined with 58kWh battery pack and 100kW DC charging. This enables the ID.3 to accelerate from 0-62mph in 7.3 seconds and onto a 99mph top speed. Charging from 5 per cent to 80 per cent on a rapid charge takes 35 minutes and, depending on trim level, will cover between 258-263 miles on a charge (based on WLTP testing data).