The new Volkswagen ID.3 on show for the first time

Second-generation VW ID.3 to be launched in spring 2023

Currently there are very few “second generation” electric cars – only the Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S and Model X can be considered 100% electric vehicles and their brands have launched a new generation of the car as such.

But in the coming years this will change, as the first 100% electric models of the brands are turning years old and this implies complete redesigns of the car (not counting the famous restyling) that provide the model with an aesthetic and performance change.

Generally these “deep renovations” take place every 4 or 5 years depending on the brand and that means that the most veteran electric cars are already undergoing these deep changes, as is the case of the Volkwagen ID.3.

The German brand has shown for the first time the sketches and designs of what will be the second generation of the Volkswagen ID.3.

The brand itself has indicated that the new generation of the VW ID.3 will be presented in spring 2023 and that it is the result of listening to the suggestions and recommendations of its customers. As Imelda Labbé, Volkswagen Board Member for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, has stated:

“The new ID.3 demonstrates our commitment to quality, design and sustainability. The design has matured and we have improved the materials used in the interior. The needs of our customers are always at the centre of our attention. That’s why we listen carefully and focus on tailoring our product portfolio to their needs.”

Although the features of the new VW ID.3 have not yet been revealed, we do know that the new generation ID.3 will incorporate all the latest software and that the interior will feature a larger 12-inch screen and a redesigned centre console with two cup holders.

It will also come with Plug & Charge and Volkswagen’s intelligent EV route planner by default, making it much easier to make journeys and plan stops.

Kai Grünitz, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen and responsible for development stated the following:

“Part of our mission at Volkswagen is to offer cutting-edge technologies and innovations in all models, including compact vehicles, and the ID.3 exemplifies this, for example, when it comes to new comfort and assistance systems: we are taking the next step on the road to highly automated driving with the use of swarm data in the latest Travel Assist.”

Finally, Volkswagen has indicated that due to high demand for the VW ID.3 and production problems caused by shortages of some components, all current orders placed for the ID.3 will almost certainly be delivered with the new generation of the vehicle, with deliveries scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2023. This means that customers who order now will get a significant benefit by purchasing the second-generation ID.3 at a price now rather than in the future.

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