World premiere of the fully electric ID.3

Volkswagen has premiered the fully electric ID.3 at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt.

The first model from the MEB product line for electric vehicles, the ID.3 will be available with a 45kWh battery offering 300km of range, a 58kWh battery offering 420km of range, and a 77 kWh with a claimed maximum range of 550km.

There’s an electric motor at the rear axle delivering power. It generates 150 kW and delivers a maximum torque of 310Nm enabling a top speed of 160 km/h.
Volkswagen will offer a guarantee of eight years or 160,000 kilometres on ID.3 batteries and the basic price for the series production model will be under €30,000 ($AU48,300).

VW is kicking things off with the ID.3 1ST – a special edition that will come with the 58kWh battery – which will be available in three variants.

The basic version of the ID.3 1ST includes a navigation system, a DAB+ digital radio, seat heating and steering wheel heating, armrests at the front, a Mode 2 charging cable and 18-inch light-alloy wheels.

The ID.3 1ST Plus additionally features a rear-view camera system, Adaptive Cruise Control and keyless access locking and starting system. The vehicle interior of the ID.3 1ST Plus also includes design seats, a centre console including two USB-C connections as well as ambient lighting. On the outside, tinted windows, the exterior Style package in silver, matrix LED headlights, matrix side lights, brake lights, turn indicators and tail-light clusters as well as 19-inch light-alloy wheels also form part of the equipment scope.

The top-of-the-range version, the ID.3 1ST Max, includes an augmented reality (AR) head-up display, Beats sound system, a large panorama sliding/tilting glass roof and 20-inch light-alloy wheels.

9 Oct 2019

Original source: Motor Trader E-Magazine (Oct 2019)

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