Let’s be clear, the Volkswagen ID.3 1st Edition is an impressive addition to the growing number of fully electric vehicles hitting the UK market.
It’s a great looking car that drives as well as you’d expect a Volkswagen to. The interior is ‘space age meets school run’, in that it’s just futuristic enough to impress your passengers, whilst remaining functional and simple enough to do the basics quickly.
In fact, the ID.3 is everything it set out to be. You can imagine the stern faced engineers at Volkswagen HQ ticking off each element of their brief. It’s a reasonable price (tick) (you can expect to pay around £30,000 for one of the launch editions), has an impressive 260 mile range (tick), and it offers plenty of room (tick). It’s good. Very good in fact.
Pleasing though the ID.3 is to drive, it doesn’t have that standout thing to set it apart. Don’t get us wrong, not every electric car needs falcon-wing doors like the Tesla Model X, but you just get the feeling with the ID.3 that ‘very good’ could have been ‘great’, if only Volkswagen had been in little braver.