Volkswagen has been a trendsetter in the automotive industry when it comes to electric vehicles. The German carmaker has made significant strides in the EV market with the introduction of the ID family of electric models. The Volkswagen ID.3, which has been on the market for two and a half years, has now undergone a thorough update that includes design, quality, and software, making it more digital and refined than its predecessor.
The upgraded Volkswagen ID.3 builds on the success of the electric ID. models that have delivered more than 600,000 units worldwide. The ID.3 was named Car of the Year in Denmark in 2021, praised for its spacious interior, state-of-the-art technologies, and good driving characteristics. With the introduction of the new facelifted ID.3, Volkswagen is aiming to take the experience of the popular, compact electric family car to a new level.
The redesigned front bumper gives the ID.3 a more dynamic appearance, making it look wider with vertical air intakes out on each side. The front hood now appears longer, and the black design element under the windshield has been removed. The 2023 Volkswagen ID.3 has sharp contours with a more striking appearance, showing that Volkswagen can refine the iconic design expression of the ID family. The back of the car features a more distinctive light signature where the light in the rear lights now runs all the way into the black tailgate.
The interior of the new ID.3 has received a thorough update based on customer feedback. The instrument panel is now covered in artificial leather with stitching in a contrasting color, while the door trim has been redesigned and equipped with softer materials, resulting in improved perceived quality. All materials used in the interior are animal-free, and recycled materials have been used extensively. The ID.3 is also equipped with the latest generation of ID. software, which has improved system performance and the possibility of over-the-air updates.
The new Volkswagen ID.3 features state-of-the-art technologies in the compact family car class. The collective driver data improves the Travel Assist system, representing the next step towards automated driving. The Park Assist Plus with memory function enables parking maneuvers to be stored and reused, and the ID.3 can carry out overtaking itself if the conditions are suitable. Voice control and augmented reality head-up display make everyday driving easier in the ID.3.
The infotainment system has been upgraded with a 12" touchscreen with optimized menu structure, standard on all equipment versions of the ID.3. The Volkswagen ID.3 is also equipped with functions such as navigation with e-route planning, Plug & Charge at rapid charging stations, and bidirectional charging.
With the latest ID. software, the Volkswagen ID.3 comes with functions-on-demand, offering built-in flexibility to meet the customer's needs. The new ID.3 will be introduced at Volkswagen dealers this summer, and customer deliveries are expected to start in the fourth quarter.
The new Volkswagen ID.3 represents a significant step forward in Volkswagen's electric vehicle program. The upgraded design, improved quality, and digital features make it an even more attractive option for those looking to make the switch to electric cars. The ID. 3's continued success is a testament to Volkswagen's commitment to delivering sustainable and eco-friendly solutions that meet the needs of the modern-day driver.