Updated Volkswagen ID.3 now available to lease

 Published 26th May 2023
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Volkswagen has been paying attention to its customers. More importantly, not only has it listened to customer feedback but has also acted on it. The result is an updated and improved VW ID.3 that's now available for all of our leasing customers to order.

The all-electric ID.3 was the first model to be built on Volkswagen's modular electric drive (MEB) platform and it's proving very popular for those looking to switch to an EV.

The new-look Volkswagen ID.3 was unveiled to the world in March, boasting a host of improvements and enhancements. VW's best-selling electric model now has a sharper exterior design and a more sumptuous interior, featuring more intuitive day-to-day usability features and state-of-the-art technology.

New styling

In terms of styling enhancements, the new ID.3 has a fresh new look, especially at the front, which features crisp lines, enlarged air intakes and a longer-looking bonnet thanks to the removal of the black strip beneath the windscreen.

There's also a new colour option - Dark Olivine Green – with an iridescent metallic finish that changes appearance depending on ambient lighting conditions: one minute it looks an earthy green, the next it offers a warm golden glow, or a chic grey. The roof is completely black and the roof trim strip is finished in high-quality matt silver to emphasise the paint colour.

Volkswagen has also taken note of the customer feedback regarding the ID.3's interior, resulting in a sumptuous finish with soft, foam-backed touch points throughout the cabin. The interior is also completely animal-free, and the Artvelours Eco microfibre material used for the door trims and seat covers is 71-per-cent recyclate – a secondary raw material obtained by recycling plastic waste that has previously been disposed of at least once. We know EVs are the greener option and Volkswagen are really taking that bit seriously.

The new model also marks the introduction of option packs, which group together popular options according to personal preferences. The Exterior Pack, for example, allows new two-part LED tail light clusters on the tailgate instead of reflectors.

Two battery sizes and trims are available: the 58 kWh Pro and the 77 kWh Pro S. The ID.3 Pro S can be charged from 5% to 80% within 30 minutes with a charging capacity of up to 170 kW, while the ID.3 Pro needs 35 minutes with a charging capacity of up to 120 kW. The larger battery also gives the ID.3 Pro S a predicted range of up to 347 miles so it's more than capable of longer journeys as well as nipping around town.

The ID. family in the UK has already expanded to include the ID.4, ID.5 and the retro-looking ID. Buzz, with more models coming soon such as the ID.7 and a production version of the ID. 2 concept.

In the meantime, the new Volkswagen ID.3 marks the next step in the brand's electrification plan, and it's one that's definitely worth a look if you're thinking of leasing yourself a brand-new EV.

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