This is your first look inside the all-new Volkswagen ID.3.
The German brand appears to have let slip with an official video previewing the interior and technology for its electric hatchback. Several outlets have published the video, CarsGuide has seen one apparently meant for Portugese-speaking markets, which shows of elements of the cabin.
It also appears to confirm speculation the Seat el-Born concept, featured at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, that suggested the Spanish-badged EV previewed much of the interior of the ID.3.
The most notable elements in the video, and on the el-Born, are the two digital screens, one mounted behind the steering wheel and a larger one in the centre of the fascia to take care of infotainment functions.
The gear selector appears to be mounted alongside the smaller screen, behind the steering wheel, and seems to be similar in function to the one found in the BMW i3; twisting forwards and backwards to select gears.
Volkswagen has opted for a minimalist design aesthetic, with limited buttons and much of the controls handled via the larger touchscreen. The video also appears to confirm the ID.3 will feature a voice controlled virtual assistant, similar to
Mercedes’ MBUX interface featured in the new A-Class, which is able to interpret spoken commands such as “Hello ID, I’m cold” that results in the car turning up the air-conditioning temperature.
The ID.3 is the first member of a family of electric vehicles Volkswagen is planning to launch by the end of 2025. It’s due to go on sale in Europe in 2020 but may not reach Australian showrooms until 2022.
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