Volkswagen Kicks Off Its EV Era With The ID.3 At Frankfurt
Volkswagen Kicks Off Its EV Era With The ID.3 At Frankfurt
New VW ID.3 Wants To Become The Golf Of Electric Vehicles (Live Photos)
11 September, 2019, 13:40
The ID.3 hatchback won't be heading to the U.S., instead, a production version of VW's ID.CROZZ SUV will be available to buy there sometime next year.
Pieter Nota says the Munich-based luxury automaker delivers "power of choice" to consumers by offering "the drive train that they want and need".
The four-door hatchback embodies the futuristic look of the original ID concept, and it features similar exterior dimensions to the Golf.
The adjacent videos are showing not only the regular ID.3, but also the upscale limited-run launch edition for which VW has already received 30,000 preorders. Volkswagen has plans to build more than 10 million electric vehicles in the next 10 years with 20 different e-models. The batteries themselves are integrated into the underbody for optimum driving dynamics and weight between the front axle and rear axle.
The ID 3 is based on the VW Group's new MEB platform, and after it goes on sale in Europe in summer 2020, this platform will underpin an entire line-up of EVs including production versions of the retro-styled ID Buzz MPV and ID Crozz SUV. The cabin layout is also functional and not exactly fancy.
Ever since the dieselgate scandal rocked Volkswagen, the German carmaker has been busy at work trying to rectify its image by showcasing a variety of all-electric prototypes under its ID sub-brand.
The vehicle was launched at this week's Frankfurt Motor Show, where the marquee also lifted the covers on another of their upcoming electric models. "The natural style and absolutely intuitive driver experience demonstrate a new, electric way of thinking".
Approximately the same size as a VW Golf, the rear-drive ID.3 is launching in Europe with a 201 hp motor and approximately 260 miles of range per charge on the European scale with a price under $33,000. The top-end first edition cars are available from £35,000. This will have a 150kW motor with 310Nm of torque. There are more than 100,000 charging points available, at no cost at first. The mid-range 58kW version gets 100kW charging, while the range-topper gets 125kW. This should enable electricity for 290 WLTP kilometres or 200 motorway kilometres to be recharged in 30 minutes - which measures well against the usual electric models in the compact segment.
"With the ID.3, Volkswagen is heading towards the future", said VW head of design Klaus Bischoffin a statement.
The entry-level auto will get navigation, digital radio, seat and steering wheel heating, front armrests, and 18-inch wheels. The base variant of the ID.3 1st comes equipped with features like a satellite navigation system, heated front seats and steering wheel and 18-inch alloy wheels. Pricing for this variant is still to be revealed but being the flagship of the series, it'll have interior goodies like an augmented reality HUD, a Beats sound system and a panoramic glass roof, among other features.
Two wallbox chargers will be available.
They use the new MEB, or modular electric drive matrix, platform, and debut the "ID" name which the automaker will use exclusively for its all-EV models.
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