Volkswagen to launch ID.3 ‘Pure Performance’ model with lower entry price

A ‘Pure Performance’ model of the Volkswagen ID.3 will be released later this week with a lower entry price and new specifications which include a lighter, 45 kWh battery. 

Two trims – an entry-level City and design-focused Style – will become available with a new powertrain from tomorrow (15th April), in addition to the Pro, Pro Performance and Pro S versions already on sale in the UK. 

According to VW, the new Pure Performance is differentiated by its 45 kWh (net) battery, offering a 150 PS and smaller range alternative to the larger Pro, Pro Performance and Pro S powertrains, while still providing 310 Nm of torque.

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 regain 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 return up to 217 miles from a single charge, while the Style Pure Performance can return as much as 215 miles.

A new price has been introduced for the ID.3 City Pure Performance which will start at £28,370, while the ID.3 Style is priced from £32,470.

Joe Laurence, ID. family product manager at Volkswagen UK, said: “The City and Style are an important milestone in the ID.3’s life cycle, as they usher in the Pure Performance powertrain. Offering the best of both worlds with value and performance built-in, these two important new trim levels further significantly broaden the ID.3’s appeal – an attribute regarded as one of the model’s key strengths by experts.

“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 – and further cements the model’s reputation as The Electric People’s Car.”

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