Two and a half years since the launch of the current ID.3, the all-electric bestseller from Volkswagen will be hitting the market with a comprehensive upgrade in 2024 with a fresh design, higher-quality materials and the latest-generation assist systems.
The facelift model will come with a sharpened exterior and refined interior. The range of colours will be extended, including this Dark Olivine Green. High-quality, animal-free and sustainable materials have continued to be used to reflect Volkswagen’s strategy for the all-electric ID. family.
Exterior: sharpened design, improved aerodynamics. The exterior of the new facelift ID.3 will receive a fresh and sharpened look: New bumpers, with optimised air vents and large painted surfaces to make the front appear confident and sporty from every angle. Meanwhile, at the rear, the two-part tail lights also shine within the boot lid for the first time, thanks to an updated design.
VW has also optimised the aerodynamics of the new facelift ID.3 through improved airflow around the front wheels – known as the “air curtain”.
Interior: superior quality, sustainable and animal-free. The interior of the new facelift ID.3 will combine modern design with sustainable materials. Precise seams in a contrasting colour enhance the feeling of quality. VW will use the microfibre material Artvelours Eco for the door trims and seat covers, a fabric that contains 71 per cent recyclate. This is a secondary raw material that is obtained by recycling plastic that has previously been disposed of as waste at least once. Artvelours Eco has the same characteristics in terms of look and feel and durability as conventional new materials. The interior equipment is also completely animal-free.
In addition, numerous suggestions from customers were collected and implemented as product improvements and to enhance the standard equipment package. Soft, foam-backed surfaces in the cockpit create a new haptic experience. The remodelled interior door trims also have softer and larger surfaces.
Intelligently connected as standard. Charging will be easier and even more convenient with the new facelift ID.3, thanks to standard functions such as Plug & Charge – where the vehicle authenticates itself and starts the charging process when the charging cable is plugged in at a charging station. The new facelift ID.3 will also feature an intelligent Electric Vehicle Route Planner.
On longer journeys, the Electric Vehicle Route Planner calculates charging stops so that the destination can be reached as quickly as possible – using current traffic information and forecasts in addition to the battery charge level. The charging stops are evaluated dynamically on the basis of the capacity of the individual charging stations. This means the route planning function may suggest two short charging operations with high power instead of a single long charging stop with low power. In addition, the system detects charging stations that are occupied – and does not suggest them in the first place. Points of interest can be transferred to the car using the free We Connect ID. app.
Modern and intuitive operating concept. The new facelift ID.3 will come with the latest software generation. This improves system performance and is able to receive over-the-air updates. The 5.3” (13.4 cm) compact driver display is operated on the multifunction steering wheel. The middle of the console accommodates the now standard 12” (30.5 cm) touch display for the navigation system, telephone functions, media, assist systems and vehicle settings. Many customer wishes were also taken into account when designing the menu structure. Among other things, the layout has become clearer, and the charging menu is now located on the first level of the touch display.
The optional augmented reality heads-up display (AR heads-up display) will project information such as the vehicle speed and dynamic navigation instructions onto the windscreen.
Latest-generation assist systems. The optional Travel Assist with swarm data will also be available in the new facelift ID.3. In combination with the adaptive cruise control (ACC) for longitudinal vehicle control from 0 km/h up to the top speed and Lane Assist for lateral control, this driver assist system can make use of two proven systems that are fully integrated with one another in the new facelift ID.3. If swarm data is available, Travel Assist needs just one identified road lane marking to keep the vehicle in the lane when driving on country roads.
Volkswagen on the Way to ZERO. VW has reached a further milestone on its way to becoming a zero-emission, software-based mobility services provider. Since the launch of the ID. family, more than 600,000 ID. models based on the modular electric drive (MEB) platform have already been delivered to customers worldwide so far. The Volkswagen product range now comprises six ID. models. In addition to production in Zwickau and Dresden, the new facelift ID.3 will also be built in the parent plant in Wolfsburg from autumn 2023.
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