The VW ID.3 will now be available from £28,370 in the new Pure Performance guise with two trims, entry-level City and design-focused Style, and with the new powertrain, in addition to the Pro, Pro Performance and Pro S versions already on sale in the UK. The Pure Performance is differentiated by its lighter 45 kWh (net) battery, 150 PS power output and 310 Nm of torque.
In Pure Performance guise, the ID.3 reaches 62 mph from a standstill in 8.9 seconds and matches the 99mph top speed of the rest of the ID.3 range.
Both specifications can regain up to 137 miles of range from a 100-kW rapid charger in 30 minutes, while a 7.2 kW home charger requires around seven and a half hours to take the ID.3 Pure Performance from 5% to 100%. Charging 5% to 80% from a DC, CCS charge point takes 31 minutes. On the WLTP combined cycle, the ID.3 City Pure Performance can return up to 217 miles from a single charge, while the Style Pure Performance can return as much as 215 miles.
The ID.3 City Pure Performance is the cheapest version of the compact electric car with a price tag of £28,370. Meanwhile, the ID.3 Style will be quite a bit pricier starting from £32,470.
The highly competitive pricing also means that both of the new variants qualify for the Government’s Plug-in Vehicle Grant (PIVG), under the recently realigned £35,000 threshold for the scheme, doubling the number of ID.3s available under the PIVG to four.
A suite of driver assistance features is also standard fit for the ID.3, with the City fitted as standard with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Front Assist as well as a Driver Alert system; Lane Assist; forward collision warning; and extended and proactive pedestrian protection, while front and rear parking sensors further aid the driver.
The new trims highlight the commitment of VW to make the ID.3 the flagship vehicle that will guide the company into the all-electric revolution, according to Joe Laurence, ID. Family Product Manager at Volkswagen UK.
“The City and Style are an important milestone in the ID.3’s life cycle, as they usher in the Pure Performance powertrain,” he said. “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.”
|ID.3 Pure Performance|
|Model||Price*||0-62 mph||Top speed||Range (WLTP combined)|
|ID.3 City Pure Performance||£28,370||8.9 s||99 mph||217 miles|
|ID.3 Style Pure Performance||£32,470||215 miles|
*- RRP OTR, with Government Plug-in Vehicle Grant deducted