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Order Books Open For ID.3 1st Edition Due In September


Volkswagen has today launched pricing for the hotly anticipated ID.3 1st Edition models, which herald the beginning of the Volkswagen ID. Lineage, and opened orders for Irish Pre-Bookers. Irish customers are planned to start taking delivery of the car from September and pricing has been announced for the first three models of the ID.3 – the 1st, the 1st Plus and the 1st Max. The 1st Edition of the ID.3 has the larger 58 kWh battery which is driven by an electric motor at the rear axle. It generates 150 kW and delivers a maximum torque of 310 newton metres, enabling the ID.3 to accelerate to 60 km/h in 3.4 seconds with a single gear. This larger battery also allows WLTP-measured ranges of 410km – 424km on a single charge, depending on the ID.3 1st model selected.

Volkswagen will be offering these special edition models to the Pre-Bookers who placed a €1,000 reservation fee over the last few months. The entry-level ID.3 1st costs €33,625* and includes a navigation system, a DAB+ digital radio, ‘Air Care Climatronic’ air conditioning system with 2-zone climate control, seat heating and steering wheel heating, armrest at the front, fast charging with 100kW direct current (DC) or 11kW alternating current (AC) and 18-inch alloy wheels. Standard features include ‘Light Assist’, natural voice control and ‘ID.light’ in the interior, and many more. It has a WLTP-measured range of 424km on a single charge.

The ID.3 1st Plus costs €40,595* and additionally features a rear-view camera system and the ‘Keyless Advanced’ keyless access locking and starting system. The vehicle interior of the ID.3 1st Plus also includes a centre console with two additional USB-C connections in the rear. Forming part of the exterior equipment are tinted windows, the exterior ‘Style’ package in silver, LED rear taillights with dynamic turn signal and 19-inch alloy wheels. It has a WLTP-measured range of 419km on a single charge.

The top-of-the-range version, the ID.3 1st Max* costs €47,545*, also includes an augmented reality head-up display (AR), two additional loudspeakers, a large panorama roof as well as 20-inch wheels. This equipment scope is supplemented by the ‘Travel Assist’ driver assistant including the ‘Side Assist’ lane change assistant and ‘Emergency Assist’ as well as the ‘Comfort’ telephony function with inductive charging. Comfortable seats including electrically adjustable front seats with massage function round off the equipment for the ID.3 1st Max. It has a WLTP-measured range of 410km on a single charge.

Today, June 17th, marks the priority ordering window for ID.3 1st Pre-Bookers, for a period of 4 weeks. Would-be customers who placed a €1,000 Reservation Fee for their car, now have the opportunity to secure a 1st Edition within this four-week period. Finally, for those Pre-Bookers who order their ID.3 1st within the 4-week order window and take delivery in 2020, they will be eligible to join the ID.3 ‘1st Movers’ club. These customers will receive financial incentives:

– For customers who buy their car through VWFS PCP, VWFS ID.Plan or VWFS Operational Lease finance options, they will receive their first 3 months’ finance payments free-of-charge

– For customers who buy their car by cash or VWFS Hire Purchase, they will be eligible to receive a €1,000 contribution (incl. VAT) towards an ID.Charger Wallbox or alternatively, a free 3-year service and maintenance plan.

*VRT Rebate is €5,000 available off the VRT for private and commercial use. SEAI grant is €5,000 available off the RRP for private use.