Here is our review for the brand new Volkswagen ID.3 1st Edition, specifically the Plus version. Derek Reilly looks at the exterior and interior along with taking it out on the road.
The entry-level ID.3 1st costs €33,625* and includes a navigation system, a DAB+ digital radio, ‘Air Care Climatronic’ air conditioning system with 2-zone climate control, seat heating and steering wheel heating, armrest at the front, fast charging with 100kW direct current (DC) or 11kW alternating current (AC) and 18-inch alloy wheels. Standard features include ‘Light Assist’, natural voice control and ‘ID.light’ in the interior, and many more. It has a WLTP-measured range of 424km on a single charge.
ID.3 1st Plus
The ID.3 1st Plus costs €40,595* and additionally features a rear-view camera system and the ‘Keyless Advanced’ keyless access locking and starting system. The vehicle interior of the ID.3 1 st Plus also includes a centre console with two additional USB-C connections in the rear. Forming part of the exterior equipment are tinted windows, the exterior ‘Style’ package in silver, LED rear taillights with dynamic turn signal and 19-inch alloy wheels. It has a WLTP- measured range of 419km on a single charge. This was the model Derek was driving and was getting a real world range of around 350km with motorway and urban driving.
ID.3 1st Max
The top-of-the-range version, the ID.3 1 st Max* costs €47,545*, also includes an augmented reality head-up display (AR), two additional loudspeakers, a large panorama roof as well as 20-inch wheels. This equipment scope is supplemented by the ‘Travel Assist’ driver assistant including the ‘Side Assist’ lane change assistant and ‘Emergency Assist’ as well as the ‘Comfort’ telephony function with inductive charging. Comfortable seats including electrically adjustable front seats with massage function round off the equipment for the ID.3 1 st Max. It has a WLTP-measured range of 410km on a single charge.
Please click the video below to see Derek’s review of the the Volkswagen ID.3 1st Edition. Derek gets a little mixed up in the versions but it’s the ID.3 1st Edition Plus version he’s driving. Also, the charging chart is incorrect. The correct information is on the link below.
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