Let’s look inside Volkswagen’s new ID.3 electric hatchback

The Volkswagen ID.3 that debuted ahead of the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt appears like a compact hatchback. And it is.

But inside prospects may really feel like they’re sitting in a larger automobile, thanks to how engineers and designers took benefit of the electric architecture. Without having getting to contend with an internal combustion engine, there was much more space to play about with. A higher-voltage flat battery is in the underbody to save space, as properly as auxiliary units, such as air conditioning compressor or steering rack, that have been integrated into the car front finish.

The ID.3 is as lengthy as a VW Golf, but simply because it has shorter overhangs, the wheelbase is bigger.

Right here’s an up close appear at the interior. 

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As a fast recap, the 5-seater ID.3 will go into production this year. The all-electric car, which is not coming to the U.S., will start out landing in prospects’ hands in spring 2020.

The 1st car to go into production is a specific edition known as the ID.3 1ST. The specific edition will come with a 58 kWh-battery pack with a variety of up to 420 kilometers, or about 260 miles, and be provided in 3 gear variants. The ID.3 1ST will start out below 40,000 euros ($44,200).