Volkswagen launched a pre-ordering option for its new all-electric hatchback, which by the way officially received the name of Volkswagen ID. 3 (previously named Volkswagen I.D.).
The entire family of models will be named using the "ID." prefix. The German manufacturer also re-confirmed its intention to launch ID. CROZZ, ID. VIZZION and ID. ROOMZZ.
"The number 3 is significant in two ways. On the one hand, it indicates the ID. as belonging to the compact segment, which is the class distinction in both internal and industry-wide classification systems. On the other, the ID.3 follows the Beetle and the Golf to introduce the third major chapter of strategic importance for the history of the brand."
"Every member of this model family will bear the name ID., which represents a new, independent series of products in the brand portfolio. While the Beetle once mobilized the masses, and the Golf as the class leader featured great innovations in each generation, the ID. will make e-mobility accessible to a broad spectrum of customers. The name ID. stands for intelligent design, identity and visionary technologies."
The official world premiere of the ID.3 is scheduled for the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. This is why we still see the images of a highly camouflaged car.
Volkswagen ID.3 pre-order
Volkswagen only released pricing for Germany so far. Volkswagen ID.3 will be offered in three regular versions and one special limited edition, which will be sold in the beginning:
- ID.3 1ST special edition (30,000 vehicles) starting below €40,000 in Germany before the deduction of the subsidy, in four colours and three trim versions
- ID.3 regular with medium battery pack
- ID.3 regular with big battery pack
- ID.3 regular with base battery pack starting below €30,000 (target) in Germany
The ID.3 1ST special edition will be limited to 30,000 vehicles and equipped with a medium battery pack (58 kWh, 420 km / 261 miles of WLTP range) and comprehensive equipment.
"Volkswagen is offering the ID.3 1ST special edition in four colors and three versions. All the versions will feature large wheel rims and comprehensive equipment: the ID.3 1ST with comprehensive convenience features, including voice control and navigation system, the ID.3 1ST Plus with additional IQ. Light and bi-color exterior and interior design, and the ID.3 1ST Max with large panoramic glass roof and innovations such as the augmented reality head-up display."
Registration deposit is confirmed at £750 in the UK, while orders will be accepted after IAA. Customers in Germany will be able to confirm their order (or not) by the end of April 2020.
"With immediate effect, potential customers can register for an early production slot for the ID.3 at www.volkswagen.com/id-prebooking by paying a registration deposit of €1,000. The ID.3 1ST special edition, which has been especially configured for pre-booking, includes high-quality, high-performance equipment and is limited to 30,000 vehicles. Volkswagen is equipping the ID.3 1ST with the medium-sized battery option later available for the ID.3 series, which is expected to be most popular."
"In most markets, the ordering phase for pre-booking customers will start just after the IAA. Customers will then be able to place a binding order for one of the three exclusive ID.3 1ST models with the Volkswagen dealer they prefer. In Germany, the binding order will become effective in April 2020. Up to that point, customers will be able to cancel their registration at any time without any charge, in which case the registration deposit will be immediately refunded.
Pre-booking is being offered in 29 European markets. The most important markets in Europe for the ID.3 will be Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, France, the UK and Austria. On average, Volkswagen plans to deliver more than 100,000 vehicles per year to customers."
The Volkswagen ID.3 1ST will get 1 year of free charging (up to 2,000 kWh) at authorised charging networks.
"Volkswagen is offering ID.3 1ST buyers the possibility of taking electric power for their vehicles free of charge for the first year up to a maximum of 2,000 kWh – at all public charging points connected to the Volkswagen charging app We Charge, and also using the pan-European IONITY rapid charging network, in which Volkswagen is participating, which offers eco-power where this is technically feasible.
Series production should start in late 2019, but first deliveries to customer are now expected in mid-2020, which is more than a year from now and several months later than we expected.
Target production is claimed to be above 100,000 annually.
"Production of the ID.3 1ST is to start, as planned, at the end of 2019 and the first vehicles are to be delivered to customers in mid-2020."
Gallery: Volkswagen ID.3 Prebooking
Volkswagen offers pre-booking for the first time
- ID.3 to come with ranges from 330 to 550 kilometers (WLTP) and starting price of under €30,000 in Germany
- Exclusive pre-booking special edition ID.3 1ST with comprehensive equipment limited to 30,000 vehicles
- ID.3 1ST with range of 420 km (WLTP), at a starting price of less than €40,000 in Germany
- Including charging of electric power for a year at no cost up to a maximum of 2,000 kWh for ID.3 1ST buyers
- Registration deposit is €1,000
Volkswagen is today starting pre-booking in Europe for the first model in its new full-electric ID. family, the ID.3. With immediate effect, potential customers can register for an early production slot for the ID.3 at www.volkswagen.com/id-prebooking by paying a registration deposit of €1,000. The ID.3 1ST special edition, which has been especially configured for pre-booking, includes high-quality, high-performance equipment and is limited to 30,000 vehicles. Volkswagen is equipping the ID.3 1ST with the medium-sized battery option later available for the ID.3 series, which is expected to be most popular. With the three series battery options, ranges between 330 and up to 550 kilometers in accordance with WLTP will be possible. The pre-booking special edition has a range of 420 km (WLTP). While the base recommended price of the ID.3 series model with the smallest battery version starts at under €30,000 in Germany (target price), the exclusive ID.3 1ST special edition will be available for less than €40,000, before the deduction of the state subsidy in each case.