The entry-level two-seat Volkswagen ID.3 sedan is now available in China, becoming the company’s third ID. EV to be offered in the country following the larger the ID.4 and ID.6 models.
The compact ID.3 is very popular in the European market. The Chinese-built and sold ID.3 is slightly narrower, while sharing the same 2,765mm (108.9″) wheelbase.
The Chinese sold ID.3, ID.4, and ID.6 is manufactured by a joint venture between SAIC Motor Corporation and VW. SAIC is a Chinese state-owned automotive manufacturing company headquartered in Shanghai, China.
Volkswagen China CEO Stephan Wöllenstein said, “With the ID.4 and ID.6 we have successfully launched two strong model series in recent months. Feedback from our customers is promising, delivery figures meet our expectations. With the ID.3, we are now offering our customers a product in the important compact segment and, in combination with the other ID. models, are able to cover a large share of the market.”
The ID.3 is available in three trim levels, starting at 159,888 yuan (~ CDN$31,000 / USD$25,000).
The VW ID.3 is powered by a rear-mounted drive motor with a maximum power of 125kW (170Ps) and a peak torque of 310N-m.
It is powered by a ternary lithium battery pack with a total capacity of 57.3kWh and an NEDC range of 430km.
The ID.3 will be equipped with AR-HUD, which projects driving information and road navigation information on the front windshield.
By 2030, Volkswagen intends to increase the share of its all-electric vehicle deliveries in Europe to over 70 percent. In North America and China, the brand is targeting an EV share of over 50 percent.