Volkswagen has premiered the fully electric ID.3 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The first model from the MEB product line for electric vehicles, the ID.3 will be available with a 45kWh battery offering 300km of range, a 58kWh battery offering 420km of range, and a 77kWh battery with a maximum range of 550km.
There’s an electric motor at the rear axle delivering power. It generates 150 kW and delivers a maximum torque of 310Nm enabling a top speed of 160 km/h.
Volkswagen will offer a guarantee of eight years or 160,000 kilometres on ID.3 batteries and the basic price for the series production model will be under €30,000 ($AU48,300).
VW is kicking things off with the ID.3 1ST – a special edition that will come with the 58kWh battery – which will be available in three variants.
The basic version of the ID.3 1ST includes a navigation system, a DAB+ digital radio, seat heating and steering wheel heating, armrests at the front, a Mode 2 charging cable and 18-inch light-alloy wheels.
The ID.3 1ST Plus additionally features a rear-view camera system, Adaptive Cruise Control and keyless access locking and starting system. The vehicle interior of the ID.3 1ST Plus also includes a centre console with two USB-C connections as well as ambient lighting. On the outside, tinted windows, the exterior Style package in silver, matrix LED headlights, matrix side lights, brake lights, turn indicators and tail-light clusters as well as 19-inch light-alloy wheels also form part of the equipment scope.
The top-of-the-range version, the ID.3 1ST Max, includes an augmented reality (AR) head-up display, Beats sound system, a large panorama sliding/tilting glass roof and 20-inch light-alloy wheels.