With just one night before the official start of the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, Volkswagen launched the ID.3 – a model described as the first-ever mass-production all-electric vehicle that comes as a replacement for the legendary Beetle. The ID.3 is also the first model in the ID family and introduces a newly developed design DNA.
The new 2020 ID.3 will be built on a new modular electric drive matrix (MEB) – a platform that will also be used for all the future ID models. This new MEB platform also allowed for a new interior concept: Open Space – which offers an incredible amount of space for all the five passengers.
The interior of the ID.3 also offers entirely newly designed display elements and controls that ensure that every driver will intuitively find their way in the ID.3. Apart from the display in the cockpit, a newly developed, centrally positioned, ten-inch touch display provides drivers with all key information.
The 2020 ID.3 will be offered with battery size options. The base version – announced to be priced under €30,000 features a 45 kWh battery and ensures an electric range of 330 kilometers. Then there is the 8 kW, which enables the ID.3 to achieve a range of up to 420 km, while the top version features a 77 kWh battery and delivers electric range of up to 550 kilometers.
As expected Volkswagen will offer an ID.3 launch edition. It will be offered with 58 kWh battery which is driven by an electric motor at the rear axle. The ID.3 launch edition will deliver a total of 204 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque and can hit a top speed of 100 mph. The ID.3 1st is priced at under €40,000.