The company has started to sell the Volkswagen ID 3 in the UK and the first batch of the special edition would be sold to those who have pre-booked. It is only taking orders now, while the deliveries in the UK will begin in September.
The limited-run models would be sold for £38,867; it’s just the starting price. It will be offered to only those customers who placed a deposit of £753. The first version of the vehicle will have a mid-size battery that can last for up to 260 miles. It will also have special badges and extra kit. The company will also provide customers with 1968kWh charging via We Charge, according to the company it is enough for 33 rapid charges. It will be offered to customers for £500.
Volkswagen would begin selling the vehicle in the country in the autumn. The initial model will have seven variants, having different battery capacities and two power outputs.
The development process of the vehicle went nicely, but the last phases got affected due to software issues, and the first delivered cars would not have several software updates. The software updates missing from the vehicles include augmented-reality functions for the car’s head-up display and some App-Connect features. When the systems are available, customers will be offered a free software update. The company has also allowed customers to choose to not get the vehicle until the vehicles have all the necessary software updates.
You might be curious as to why the company is selling the cares before the systems are fully ready. So, we have given them an option, to get the car, and enjoy the drive, and when the software is available get it installed or wait till all software updates are installed.
The first models sold in the UK will have 19in alloy wheels, heated seat and steering wheel, 30-colour ambient lighting, and matrix LED front and LED rear lights. Customers would be offered four exterior colors and three interior schemes, from which they can choose. It will also have a standard rear-view camera and automatic cruise control. The initial cars won’t have fully-functional infotainment systems, so buyers would have to wait for the software.