Volkswagen ID.3 2020: The brand's first ever fully electric vehicle

May 14, 2019 | Same topic: Newest & coolest car concepts
Will Volkswagen ID.3 2020 live up to real-world EV car standards? Let's check out!

In the last year up to now, Volkswagen has been lagging behind other major car manufacturers in terms of providing electric powered vehicles. The Bavarian company is even behind its sisters, Porsche and Audi with the Taycan for the former and the E-Tron for the latter.

A couple of days ago, Volkswagen has revealed details about their upcoming fully electric powered vehicle and it’s a hatchback with the official designation of Volkswagen ID.3 2020. With the “ID” name given to every single electric VW model.

According to the latest car news, the ID.3, at least in the UK is available for pre-ordering specifically its VW ID.3 Plus Edition which can provide a driving range of up to 403 kilometers. More information about the equipment that will come with the ID.3 is not revealed yet but we know that the hatchback will get a cool contrasting color two-tone for a paint job.

A picture of the new ID.3 EV travelling on a coastal road

Volkswagen's new ID.3 is currently available for pre-orders at least in the UK

1. Volkswagen ID.3 2020: Release date

As for now, more details are yet to be confirmed regarding the exact price and release date of the ID.3. Volkswagen has indeed confirmed that the EV will be distributed around Europe by the middle of 2020.

2. Volkswagen ID.3 2020: What does it look like?

Thankfully, the ID.3 didn’t get the weird styling that the BMW i3 had. Instead, it looks like it will follow the usual Volkswagen design language that makes up for a conservative, yet very sleek looking vehicle. There are some things with the ID.3 of note however that are typical with any EV. 

A picture of an ID.3 with pre-production colors.

As with many Volkswagen models, the ID.3 is conservatively styled

Volkswagen ID.3 2020 rear
 

Because an EV doesn’t actually need air for its engine, the ID.3 has that smooth front fascia which instead makes it more aerodynamic.

There’s also the engine which is located on the rear of the vehicle which makes the front of the car shorter so despite reminding us a lot of the veritable VW Golf, the Volkswagen ID.3 2020 is actually shorter while being actually wider and taller.

Volkswagen ID.3 2020 side view

Volkswagen ID.3 2020​​​​​​​ is a shorter hatchback 

New 2020 Volkswagen ID.3 wheel

This is partly the result of the EV’s hefty batteries arranged beneath the car. As for lighting, the ID.3 gets LED lights all around and are especially cool to look at from the rear.

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3. Volkswagen ID.3 2020: Let’s step inside

Not much is known yet about the ID.3’s interior design and features but we can expect the vehicle to have large touchscreen displays just like what we usually see in Tesla models.

One will be positioned directly behind the steering wheel to function as gauges and info display while another will be found on the center which will display navigation, entertainment, etc.

Check Out The All fully Electric New 2020 Volkswagen ID.3 l Short Preview

We can also predict that the ID.3’s entertainment system will have what one would expect from modern cars like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth Connectivity.

4. Volkswagen ID.3 2020​​​​​​​: Why would you want one?

For one thing, Volkswagen claims that the ID.3 will have tons of space for both cargo and passengers. They even went on to say that the EV will offer “Passat Levels of space” which sounds good for just about anyone.

One thing that the ID.3 might be lacking, however, is the boot that will be quite wide but shallow due to the engine underneath the car’s rear. VW though has found a workaround for this by lowering the lid of the boot while providing foldable rear seats.

New 2020 Volkswagen ID.3 charger

Volkswagen ID.3 2020​​​​​​​ has already got 10,000 pre-orders

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Source: Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel