The Volkswagen ID.3 hasn’t been on the market for long, and a refresh is on the way in roughly a year, with some significant modifications taking place as soon as next month. The Volkswagen ID.3 hasn’t been on the market for long, and a refresh is on the way in roughly a year, with some considerable modifications taking place as soon as next month.
The Volkswagen ID.3 hatchback, the company’s first electric car built on its MEB design, is scheduled to upgrade. It’s not an issue whether VW intends to update the vehicle. Instead, it’s what the ID.3 needs to do to be relevant in the fast-growing and fiercely competitive EV industry.
The ID.3, the first of a new series of ID-badged all-electric cars, leads the charge. The ID.4 SUV, a new and more extensive version of the crisply designed family hatchback, has already entered the lineup, and there will be many more to come.
Interior Design of Volkswagen ID.3
There are three interior color schemes to pick from: grey as the primary color and either grey, white, or orange as accent colors. The design is discreet and futuristic, with the two displays that dominate the view ahead serving as the central focus point. The primary screen, which sits in front of the driver, shows all driving and navigation information. A 10-inch touchscreen sits in the dashboard’s center, controlling all of the usual things like music setup, satellite navigation, and different car functions. Unfortunately, VW decided to equip the car with touch-sensitive sliders for the radio volume and interior temperature, which are far less accurate than traditional knobs. In addition, the touch-sensitive buttons below the center screen are all too easy to trigger when using the touchscreen. It would be preferable to use physical buttons.
Exterior Design of Volkswagen ID.3
A full-width LED strip runs the length of the dashboard, changing color depending on the vehicle’s function setup. For example, it can alert you when you need to obey a sat-nav order and warn you about automobiles in your blind area.
The ID.3 is a five-door electric family hatchback that is somewhat larger than a Golf and competes in various segments. Traditional petrol, diesel, and hybrid hatchbacks such as the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus, and Toyota Corolla may be enticed. Alternatively, individuals looking for an electric vehicle should choose the Nissan Leaf, comparable in size, or the Renault Zoe, more minor.
The optional Matrix LED headlights flash momentarily as though winking at you, giving the ID.3 a human-like appearance. The ID.Light inside instantly helps you feel at ease. The car generates a slight sound as you start it to get you in the mood to drive.
Engine & Battery of Volkswagen ID.3
The ID.3’s electric motor produces 150 hp and has a stated range of little under 354 kilometers. It is equipped with the smallest ‘Pure Performance’ battery. The larger 58 kWh unit comes in two flavors: ‘Pro’ and ‘Pro Performance,’ with 145 hp and 204 hp, respectively, with a maximum range of 263 miles. Meanwhile, the 77 kWh ‘Pro S’ vehicles produce 204 hp but 589 kilometers range.
The disadvantage of getting a bigger battery is that it takes longer to charge. The 58 kWh variant will be fully charged in 9.5 hours using a 7 kW home wall box, while the 77 kWh model will take 13 hours. In addition, the 58 kWh model can be charged 80% using a DC quick charger in only 31 minutes, while the 77 kWh variant takes just under 40 minutes. In 204hp form, acceleration from a standstill is instantaneous and surprisingly snappy, allowing you to slip in and out of traffic gaps easily.
Features & Specs of Volkswagen ID.3
The 10-inch screen in the dashboard’s center, which is crisp and bright and responds swiftly to your touch, controls most of the VW ID.3’s features. The system’s software is also user-friendly, so navigating the many functionalities requires much time or effort. Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard if you wish to utilize those operating systems instead. To allow rear passengers to charge their gadgets, there are two USB-C plugs in the center storage area and two more on the back of the center storage bin. You may require an adaptor because these are USB-C only
Price of Volkswagen ID.3
The Pure Performance Volkswagen ID. 3 is now available, starting at ₹ 29.4 lakh, and comes in two trim levels: the entry-level City and the more design-focused Style edition, which starts at ₹ 33.7 lakh.
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