2023 Volkswagen ID.3 Infotainment is growing to a 12-inch touchscreen.
The original nameplate electric vehicle will receive a facelift in 2023 as anticipated in official design sketches released today by Volkswagen. The Wolfsburg-based automaker goes so far as to say that this ID.3 will be a second-generation model, but the teasers clearly show that it will be more of a facelift. From what we can tell, the front bumper has a sportier look, while the LED graphics on the taillights have been updated.
The biggest changes will happen inside the cabin, where VW promises to up its game in terms of quality. In addition, the size of the touch screen will go from the current 10-inch diagonal to a 12-inch screen, while the center console will be redesigned to accommodate a pair of cup holders. In the rear, a removable compartment floor will add to the EV’s practicality.
One of the initial problems of the VW ID.3, the software, will be modified once again. Over-the-air updates will follow to further improve functionality. VW touts better infotainment performance and updated assistance systems, specifically Travel Assist with Swarm Data and Park Assist Plus with memory function. With the official preview released today, VW claims it has “listened to its customers and implemented many of their suggestions.”
In production at the Zwickau and Dresden factories in Germany, the ID.3 will also be built in-house in Wolfsburg from 2023. The decision was made in response to the strong customer demand the compact electric hatch is experiencing. You can already order the updated model in Germany in the pre-configured flavors Life, Business, Style, Max and Tour, with prices starting at €43,995.
Due to the large backlog of orders, deliveries of the updated ID.3 will not begin until the fourth quarter of next year. No word on the GTX-badged version yet, but VW has confirmed that it will follow a performance model.