For the first time since launch, the two widely popular EVs are now offered with configurable trim levels, and a range of option packs are now available across all derivatives.
As the most notable update in the Model Year 2022 (MY22) revisions, the ID.3 and ID.4 are subject to changes in their ordering process, with greater customisation possible. Previously the trim levels came pre-configured, offering a fixed suite of packages, with only colours and wheels being customisable. The MY22 update sees customers able to choose a trim level that best fits their needs and then specify further option packs on top.
Customers will have more freedom in choosing the perfect solution, for example they can choose any trim level and add the Infotainment Package Plus to receive the AR HUD, alongside the additional speakers that are part of the pack.
Also, to further streamline the offering, the recently-introduced ‘City’ trim is now called ‘Life’ while the ‘Business’ and ‘Tech’ equipment levels have been discontinued.
Another significant part of the MY22 changes is a new pricing strategy for the ID.3. Under the new pricing, two more variants become eligible for the Government’s Plug-in Vehicle Grant – bringing the total to six – with the ID.3 Family Pro and Family Pro Performance now sitting under the £35,000 threshold for the £2,500 grant. These models, now priced at £33,640 and £34,960 respectively, fall to £31,140 and £32,460 OTR with the incentive applied. Overall, seven ID. models are now eligible for the grant including the ID.4 Life Pure.
Also, the highly-equipped Max and range-topping Tour have been reduced by £3,800 – the Tour, with its 77-kWh battery and 340-mile range is now priced from £38,800, with the equipment-packed Max starting at £37,730. For full pricing details, a table is provided below.
Andrew Savvas, Director of Volkswagen UK has explained that Volkswagen plans to be an important player in the all-electric revolution and these new updates will attract more customers and help the transition to EVs.
“The battery electric vehicle segment is rapidly evolving, and our ID. family of net-carbon-neutral electric vehicles is moving with it,” he said. “We strive to continue to make e-mobility straightforward and affordable for everyone. These changes to the ID.3 and ID.4 order process, and our pricing update for the ID.3, together demonstrate our commitment to that promise.”
|ID.3 range: updated MY22 pricing
|Model||Price (OTR)||0-62 mph||Top speed||Range ( WLTP combined)|
|Life Pure Performance (45 kWh, 150 PS)||£27,120 (£29,620 exc. PIVG)||8.9 sec||99 mph||216 miles|
|Style Pure Performance (45 kWh, 150 PS)||£31,520 (£33,720 exc. PIVG)||8.9 sec||99 mph||214 miles|
|Life Pro (58 kWh, 145 PS)||£30,920 (£28,420 exc. PIVG)||9.6 sec||99 mph||264 miles|
|Family Pro (58 kWh, 145 PS)||£31,140 (£33,640 exc. PIVG)||9.6 sec||99 mph||262 miles|
|Life Pro Performance (58 kWh, 204 PS)||£29,740 (£32,240 exc. PIVG)||7.3 sec||99 mph||264 miles|
|Family Pro Performance (58 kWh, 204 PS)||£32,460 (£34,960 exc. PIVG)||7.3 sec||99 mph||262 miles|
|Max Pro Performance (58 kWh, 204 PS)||£37,730||7.3 sec||99 mph||258 miles|
|Tour Pro S (77 kWh, 204 PS)||£38,800||7.9 sec||99 mph||340 miles|