First Volkswagen ID.3s arrive in the UK

First Volkswagen ID.3s arrive in the UK

September 2, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The first batch of Volkswagen ID.3 hatchbacks has been unloaded at Grimsby, and all of them are due to hit buyers later this month.

The first examples of the all-electric Volkswagen ID.3 hatchback have arrived in the UK. The German brand has unloaded a shipment of models for a launch at the port of Grimsby, which are currently preparing for deliveries due later this month.

Volkswagen’s 1st Edition is currently the only ID.3 version available in the UK. This is a well-equipped starter model, priced from £ 38,880 (RUR 3.8 million). In the fall, it will be followed by a line of seven trim levels, some of which will be cheaper, some more expensive.

The ID.3 1st Edition for the UK market features a 58 kWh battery and a 201 hp electric motor that Volkswagen says will accelerate to 100 km / h in 7.3 seconds and a top speed of 159 km / h and a maximum cruising range of 420 km. The EV also supports 100kW fast charging, which allows the battery to regain a range of 290 km in about half an hour.

Standard equipment includes 19-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, LED Matrix headlights and a two-tone honeycomb finish. The EV body comes in Moonstone Gray as standard, although other shades of gray, white and turquoise are available for an extra charge.

Every Volkswagen ID.3 1st Edition also comes with a rear screen protector and an exclusive badge, and several body panels have been painted black such as the side skirts, boot lid, roof and rear spoiler.

The 1st Edition cabin features a 10-inch center touchscreen display and a fully digital instrument cluster. An ambient lighting system with 30 different colors is installed, and the ID.3 1st also gets ID.Light, a full-size LED light strip that encompasses the windshield that changes pattern and color to complement the vehicle’s various functions.

There are three interior colors available: white-black, white-orange or just black. Standard driver assistance features include navigation, adaptive cruise control, front assist, and lane keep assist. Parking sensors and a rear view camera are also included.

Buyers also get several handy features such as adaptive cruise control, keyless entry, voice control and a Volkswagen Car2X system that can communicate with other Car2X-equipped vehicles to alert the driver of impending dangers.

Customers who book in advance with ID.3 from the UK will also receive 2,000 kWh of free on-road recharging from various suppliers via the Volkswagen We Charge smartphone app. The firm claims that this offering is equivalent to 34 full quick recharges.

The ID.3 marks the debut of the all-new MEB platform from the VW Group – a bespoke all-electric rear-wheel drive platform that will soon be the basis for dozens of electric vehicles from Volkswagen, SEAT, Skoda and Audi.