In 2021 SAIC Volkswagen first debuted the ID.3 in China. The company is back with a new iteration in 2024 for both the ID.3 and ID.4 models. With updated information and specs on its official site, the ID.3 has launched with two configurations priced at 163,888 yuan (USD 23,000) and 171,388 yuan (USD 24,000). This price point is higher than its previous iteration after the announcement of price cuts last year and a starting price of USD 16,600.
The car offers four exterior colors (Aurora Green, Ion Grey, Bay Blue, and Star White) and two interior options (Jupiter Gold and Dark Magnetic Field). While largely similar to its predecessors, the updated model showcases subtle exterior changes, including a closed front grille, a new style of LED headlights, and a more sporty, aerodynamic profile. At the rear, the design features a rounded look with a small spoiler at the roof’s end, enhancing its sporty appeal. With dimensions identical to the previous model, measuring 4261/1778/1568mm (length/width/height) and a wheelbase of 2765mm, the car while still very much a compact size, is roomy enough for its passengers.
Inside, the ID.3 maintains a minimalist design with a compact full LCD instrument panel, a floating multimedia system supporting Apple CarPlay, and integrated electronic shift controls, optimizing storage space in the center console. Under the hood, it houses a permanent magnet synchronous motor delivering 125kW of power and a peak torque of 310Nm. The car boasts a CLTC (China’s standardized testing) comprehensive operating range of 450 kilometers thanks to 52.8kWh battery. For comparison, the new Model 3 rear-wheel drive has a CLTC operating range of 606km.
As for the ID.4, a broader array of four price points are available ranging from 195,000 yuan (27,000 USD) to 283,000 yuan (38,000 USD). In terms of power, the new Volkswagen ID.4 with its CLTC system has a projected operating mileage of 425km, 601km, and 555km with a maximum power of 125kW, 150kW, and 230kW available respectively. Further details and features of the vehicles should be updated on the official site soon.