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Volkswagen ID.3 now available from £28,370

The Volkswagen ID.3 is now available from £28,370 in new Pure Performance entry-level ‘City’ trim. There’s also a new Pure Performance ‘Style’ specification. Pure Performance models are differentiated by their smaller 45 kWh (net) battery, which provides up to 217 miles of range (WLTP, combined) along with 150 PS power output and 310 Nm of torque.

The Volkswagen ID.3 Pro, Pro Performance and Pro S versions are already on sale in the UK.

The 45 kWh battery is the fourth ID.3 powertrain option. In Pure Performance guise, the ID.3 reaches 62 mph from a standstill in 8.9 seconds, and matches the 99 mph top speed of the rest of the ID.3 range.

Both specifications can gain up to 137 miles of range from a 100 kW rapid charger in 30 minutes, while a 7.2 kW home charger takes 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 achieve up to 217 miles from a single charge, while the Style Pure Performance can manage up to 215 miles. The ID.3 Style provides more of a design-focused option and is priced from £32,470.

The 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. Among these are 58 kWh variants of the ID.3, with up to 263 miles available from the ID.3 Life Pro and Pro Performance.

The ID.3 City offers standard equipment including a 10-inch Discover Pro Navigation infotainment system and a Comfort Package including heated front seats and a heated steering wheel; rain-sensing wipers and an auto-dimming rear mirror; two rear USB-C ports; and door mirrors with electric adjustment and folding, with integrated projection lights. The model is also fitted with all-LED headlights and tail lights.

The ID.3 Style is identifiable over the ID.3 City by its 18-inch alloy wheels, while the fitment of the Design Package gives the model IQ.Light LED matrix headlights; animation for the LED taillights; 30-colour interior ambient lighting; tinted windows and an illuminated light band between the headlights and Volkswagen logo. The Comfort Package Plus provides 2-zone climate control and a variable boot floor, while a rear-view camera; ‘Kessy Advance’ keyless entry system; and illumination for the door handles are also included as standard, thanks to the addition of the Assistance Package for the ID.3 Style.

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