Volkswagen has made the ID.3 range more affordable in the United Kingdom by launching the new Pure Performance variant. Offered in the City and Style trim levels, it is priced from £28,370 ($38,986) and £32,470 ($44,620) respectively, including the government grant.
Powering the electric motor, which develops 150 PS (148 HP / 110 kW) and 310 Nm (229 lb-ft) of torque, is a 45 kWh battery. It can be charged from 5 to 100 percent in seven and a half hours at a 7.2 kW connection and supports DC fast charging, which can take it from 5 to 80 percent in 31 minutes.
The total driving range is 350 km (217 miles) in the City and 346 km (215 miles) in the Style. As far as performance is concerned, the new setup allows the entry-level ID.3 to accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.9 seconds. At 160 km/h (99 mph), the top speed is identical to the rest of the ID.3 family.
“The City and Style are an important milestone in the ID.3’s life cycle, as they usher in the Pure Performance powertrain”, commented VW UK’s ID. Family Product Manager, Joe Laurence. “Offering the best of both worlds with value and performance built-in, these two important new trim levels further significantly broaden the ID.3’s appeal – an attribute regarded as one of the model’s key strengths by experts.”
The ID.3 City Pure Performance is equipped with standard LED head- and taillights, a 10-inch infotainment system, heated front seats and steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming rearview mirror and USB-C ports. It also comes with a suite of driver assistance features, which includes lane assist, forward collision warning, pro-active pedestrian protection, adaptive cruise control, and front and rear parking sensors.
The ID.3 Style Pure Performance adds different wheels, LED matrix headlights connected by a light strip, tinted rear windows, 30-color interior ambient lighting, two-zone climate control, reversing camera, and keyless entry.