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New Volkswagen ID.3 deliveries to start in September

Volkswagen has announced pricing for their long anticipated ID.3 first edition models, which it says is heralding the beginning of their ID. lineage. It has also opened orders for Irish pre-bookers, with some offers.

Deliveries of the all-new electric model are due to start in September and pricing has been announced for the first three models of the ID.3 – the ‘1st’, ‘1st Plus’ and ‘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 (after subsidies – SEAI Grant and Rebate) 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, 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 more. It has a claimed WLTP-measured range of 424km on a single charge.

The ID.3 1st Plus costs €40,595 (€50,595 before subsidies). It has a claimed WLTP-measured range of 419km on a single charge. The top-of-the-range version, the ID.3 1st Max costs €47,545 (€57,545 before subsidies). It has a claimed WLTP-measured range of 410km on a single charge.

On June 17th, Volkswagen says that it started taking priority orders 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. It adds that those who take delivery in 2020, they will be eligible to join the ID.3 ‘1st Movers’ club. These customers will receive financial incentives.

These include for those 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. However, there are not finance rates or APR information with their press release, so check those APRs.

Volkswagen also says that 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.

The subsidies referred to include a VRT Rebate is €5,000 available off the VRT for private and commercial use. The SEAI grant is €5,000 available off the RRP for private use.