Volkswagen spoke about its new electric carAugust 26, 2019
Volkswagen has confirmed that the premiere of a new electric car called ID.3 will be held at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Worldwide sales of environmentally friendly hatchback will begin early next year. At the moment, anyone can already pre-order the new product by paying 1000 euros.
As a representative of a German company told AutoTimesNews, the first batch of cars will be released in a limited edition of 30,000 copies. At the same time, about 27,000 preliminary applications have already been left for the car. The final price for ID.3 is still unknown. According to representatives of Volkswagen, the cost of the basic version will be about 30,000 euros.
The ID.3 electric hatchback will be the first Volkswagen model to showcase the brand’s new logo. The new emblem will become flat, in the manner of the emblems on the old Beetle. The company itself claims that the brand’s logo will become more “simple and light.” For the first time, the new Volkswagen logo will also be on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Volkswagen ID.3 will be built on the MEB modular platform, designed specifically for cars with green power plants. In terms of size, the novelty will be comparable to Golf. The design of the machine will practically not differ from the concept of the same name presented earlier. In the interior of the electric car there will be a large touch screen display of the infotainment complex, as well as a digital dashboard directly on the steering column.
Vehicle specifications are not yet known. According to unofficial data, the hatchback will be equipped with a 170-horsepower electric motor, which drives the rear axle. The novelty will be available with batteries of 48, 55 and 62 kWh, which will allow you to drive 330, 420 and 550 km without recharging, respectively.
Following the compact electric hatchback, Volkswagen will release a crossover, minivan and, possibly, the flagship sedan, which will become the ideological successor to the Phaeton model. In addition, the appearance of an electric SUV is not ruled out. In total, by 2025, the Germans plan to launch in a series of more than 20 cars with electric power plants.
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