The Volkswagen ID.3 should be as important to the brand as the Volkswagen Beetle and Golf were in their day. However, the success has not been as expected. It is not a model that sells badly, but not as much as expected.
And the best proof of this is that just two and a half years after the first deliveries, the Volkswagen ID.3 will be the subject of a restyling and an update this spring.
The usual thing in the industry is to wait at least four years before retouching a car, and when a brand changes it so quickly, it is like admitting that it did not turn out as expected and you have to rectify the shot.
Thus, the changes that the Volkswagen ID.3 will experience include a subtly revised exterior and an improved interior with a infotainment touch screen largerthe latest generation of Volkswagen’s ID software package and, following criticism of the quality of the original model, more sophisticated materials, or at least ones that don’t feel like cheap plastic.
Sketches posted by Volkswagen show us an ID 3 with a new front bumper with new vertical air intakes on either side of a redesigned center air intake, plus slightly different LED headlamps.
On the bonnet, the black panel at the base of the windshield is replaced with a new, more contoured body-color panel. At the rear, however, there are fewer changes, the new ID.3 will simply have newly designed LED taillights.
The important thing is what is not seen first, the interior
Although the exterior changes were not the most necessary, they are there to make a difference with the current model. Volkswagen’s intention is to make it known that it is the new ID.3, the one with the upgraded trim and interior. And it is that the main criticisms made to the ID.3 focus on its poor interior. In any case, that is the idea of Volkswagen. We will see if the changes on board are real.
Inside, Volkswagen notes that the current ID.3’s 10-inch infotainment touchscreen makes way for a 12 inch touch screen. She is mounted on a redesigned and upholstered dashboard, according to the sketches, since they have insistently highlighted the contrasting seams. The interior should thus be closer to a premium model, or at least more pleasant. Something that CUPRA and Skoda have achieved with their electric models, but not Volkswagen.
On the other hand, the ID.3’s new touchscreen seems to pack more controls and backlights into its base than the current model. However, there is no trace of new physical buttons, at least in the sketches. And that the brand itself recognizes that the lack of buttons has been a mistake.
Perhaps we can at least hope that the multifunction steering wheel does equip physical buttons instead of the current haptic feedback system, as Volkswagen claimed their new models would have.
Finally, the multimedia system will have the latest generation of ID software, which provides better reaction times and a more fluid user experience, according to the brand.
You can also optionally equip a travel assistance system, which includes adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assistance and emergency assistance, as well as availability of charging points and route planner based on swarm data.
Finally, like the Volkswagen ID.Buzz, the new ID.3 will have the Plug & Charge system (in which it is enough to plug the car into a charging point to charge, without going through an app).
In Spain, the new Volkswagen ID.3 can now be purchased, but only in preconfigured Entry, Business, Style and Tour versions. The new Volkswagen ID.3 part of the 45,020 euros with the Entry finish. The first deliveries of the new Volkswagen ID.3, however, they will be made from fourth quarter of 2023.
Source: Motorpasión by www.motorpasion.com.
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