Facelift for

Volkswagen ID.3

Volkswagen ID.3, 2023, front
Volkswagen ID.3, 2023, side
Volkswagen ID.3, 2023, rear
Volkswagen ID.3, 2023, interior
Volkswagen ID.3, 2023, dashboard
Volkswagen ID.3, 2023, rear light

A NEW version of the all-electric Volkswagen ID.3 hatchback has been revealed and it comes with a fresh look and updated software.

The facelifted model - VW's first and smallest EV - is one of 10 new electric models it will be releasing by 2028.

First launched in 2020, the ID.3 has been given a fresh face with a new-look nose that includes a revised bumper, a bonnet that appears longer and better aerodynamics around the front wheels.

At the rear, there are now two-part tail lights while inside the car the quality of materials has been improved and latest generation assist systems have been fitted.

The new ID.3 comes with VW's latest software generation which has improved performance and is able to receive over-the-air updates.

A compact driver display with a 5.3-inch is operated from the multifunction steering wheel while the centre of the dash has a 12-inch screen for the navigation system, telephone functions, media, assist systems and vehicle settings.

Improvements to the car's software sees electric vehicle route planning incorporated to show nearby charging stations while an optional Travel Assist system with swarm data is also available which allows the car to travel in its lane if only one road lane marking is visible such as on country roads.

The new car is expected to go on sale in late spring and while there is no word on prices it is expected it will show a slight increase over the current model taking it to around £41,000.

Kai Grunitz, member of the VW brand board of management responsible for development, said: "With the new ID.3 we are bringing premium technologies into the compact class - in line with our Volkswagen goal of successively offering innovations in the whole model range.

"This is also reflected in the latest-generation convenience and assist systems in the ID.3. By using swarm data in the Travel Assist system, we are taking the next step on the path to highly automated driving."

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