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Volkswagen ID.3 Gets New City Base Trim

Demand for attainable EVs is being met with the new Volkswagen ID.3 City, the least expensive in the lineup


  • It features a 45kWh battery.

  • The range is set at 217 miles.

  • Includes a 10-inch touchscreen display and more.


Interest and demand for electric vehicles are at an all-time high in Europe. The Old Continent is well ahead of North America when it comes to EV sales. It could be argued that there are far more models available. One of the most popular and affordable EVs for sale, the Volkswagen ID.3, now gains an even more attainable trim, the City.

Volkswagen has used the “City” trim for a few decades as an identifier of carry-over or base models. In the new ID.3’s case, it applies to the latter. The ID.3 City will offer a single 148 horsepower and 229 lb.-ft. of torque electric motor mated to a 45kWh battery. Together, they enable the ID.3 to reach 100 km/h in 8.9 seconds and travel up to 217 miles on a full charge.

Volkswagen ID.3 | Photo: Volkswagen

Although the new Volkswagen ID.3 City is the entry-level model, it comes well equipped. According to Autocar, it includes a 10-inch touchscreen display with voice control and wireless connectivity, adaptive cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.

In the UK, the ID.3 City is priced from £28,370 after the government’s £2500 plug-in vehicle discount.

Joe Laurence, VW’s ID brand family product manager at Volkswagen UK said: “The fact that the ID 3 City brings the entry price of ID 3 ownership into an even lower band is good news for everybody.”

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