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Volkswagen ID3 2024: Australian price of under $60,000 targeted for fully electric Golf sibling


The recently updated electric hatch from Volkswagen has been confirmed to go on sale next year

Volkswagen Australia has confirmed that the all-electric ID3 hatchback will go on sale locally next year.

As well as confirming the EV for the local market, Volkswagen Australia also mentioned that it is targeting a price “under $60,000 in order to  maximise national and state-based electric vehicle incentives.”

2023 Volkswagen ID.3 front 3/4
The ID3 will land in Australia in 2024

At this price point, the ID3 will be undercutting the cheapest Polestar 2 at $63,900, and will likely face direct competition from its closely related Cupra Born sibling at $59,000 before on-road costs. 

News of the ID3 coming to Australia arrives less than a month after Volkswagen revealed the updated EV for the global market

Exterior changes make up the majority of this update, with the same 12.0-inch infotainment screen, and 5.3-inch digital cluster carrying over from the previous model. 

2023 Volkswagen ID.3 interior seats
The majority of interior pieces have carried over from the first ID3

The same goes for the ID3’s underpinnings, with the same 58kWh (usable) and 77kWh (usable) battery option available. WLTP range ratings sit at 426km for the former, and 546km for the latter. 

The 58kWh battery is able to charge at a maximum DC rate of 120kW, and the 77kWh unit can DC charge up to 170kW. 

As for performance, both ID3 grades sold overseas are exclusively offered with a single motor mounted on the rear axle that makes 150kW/310Nm. 

2023 Volkswagen ID.3 charge
The range-topping ID3 can charge at up to 170kW on a DC fast charger

Those wanting a bit more punch will be happy to know Volkswagen has confirmed a high-performance ‘GTX’ version for release in 2023, which will reportedly come with outputs of 220kW/460Nm. 

Though Volkswagen Australia is yet to confirm pricing and specification for the ID3, it’s possible that it will launch with both battery options available, with sister brand Cupra looking to bring both options for Born sibling in due course

Alongside confirming that this ID3 will be landing in 2024, Volkswagen Australia has confirmed that all its dealerships will be selling and servicing its entire BEV range from the get go. 

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