The most affordable model is the 58kWh Life, which costs £29,990 on the road with the Government grant deducted. The cheapest 77kWh model is the £39,390 Tour variant. And for those hanging on for even more affordable model, Volkswagen will add a 45kWh model early next year which is expected to be a few thousand pounds cheaper.
The range itself is a little complicated to navigate. The 58 kWh model will be available in six specification levels: Life, Style, Business, Family, Tech and Max, while the largest 77kWh model will only be available in Tour spec. Each of these trim levels comes with a pre-configured specification, built with a variety of option packages designed to suit different customer needs. This approach also enables the carbon-neutral factory in Zwickau, Germany, to build the cars faster.
Although the specification is fixed on each ID.3 model, customers can choose from six exterior colours, three interior colour combinations, a number of wheel options and a list of extras including a heat pump, as well as various accessories such as a rear-mounted bike carrier.
All seven ID.3 models will feature LED headlights, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist, Car2X, Natural Voice Control, parking sensors front and rear, and wheels no smaller than 18 inches in diameter. In addition they all receive navigation with 10-inch touch screen, keyless start, Driver Profile Selection, climate control, interior alarm and the innovative ID.Light function.
Volkswagen claims that all ID.3s will also be capable of over-the-air software updates to ensure the vehicles have the latest infotainment and battery software. During Q1 2021 a free software update will enable wireless smartphone charging and App Connect in all ID.3 models.
Order books will open on 22 October and the first examples of these new ID.3 models are expected to arrive by the end of the month. Like the ID.3 1ST Edition, Volkswagen has confirmed that the series ID.3 cars will be delivered to customers net carbon-neutral.