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The Volkswagen ID.3 arriving in Ireland last week

The Volkswagen ID.3 arriving in Ireland last week

The Volkswagen ID.3 arriving in Ireland last week

The Volkswagen ID.4 is quickly approaching its launch, with the first vehicles scheduled for delivery before the end of this year.

In future, Volkswagen’s ID.4 will be part of the globally booming, compact SUV segment – with plans to produce and sell the e-SUV not only in Europe, but also in China and later in the USA.

Unlike comparable Volkswagen models, the vehicle interior demonstrates a new character because the compact electric drive results in a very spacious vehicle interior.

Klaus Zyciora, head of Volkswagen Group Design, summarises the vehicle interior of the versatile SUV in a striking formula: “freedom on the outside, free space on the inside.”

Zyciora and his team developed the vehicle in his former role as head of Volkswagen Brand Design. He explains that “the ID.4 brings a new sense of space to its category thanks to the new MEB platform, our modular electric drive matrix.”

On the outside, the door handles on the ID.4 lie flush with the body and come with electric unlocking.

Driver and passengers access the vehicle through large door openings and benefit from a high seating position, while the rear seat bench offers as much space as a conventional SUV in the next higher category. It is also easy to stow away plenty of luggage – the luggage compartment already boasts a volume of 543 litres with the rear seat backrests in an upright position.

The ID.4’s interior design underlines the ample sense of space – similarly to the exterior design, it appears flowing and lightweight, focussing on the essential.

The dash panel seems to be floating, as it is not linked to the centre console, which has been designed as an independent component. A large, tilting panoramic sunroof made of glass (optional) grants an unrestricted view of the sky.

As darkness falls, the background lighting can be adjusted within 30-colour spectrum to set striking highlights in the vehicle interior. Klaus Zyciora emphasises that the entire display and operating concept has been designed logically and with a straightforward character, adding “the intuitive operability of the ID.4 brings a new, electric ease to the crossover SUV category.”

Meanwhile, the first Volkswagen ID.3 models have rolled off the Paglia freight ship into Dublin Port and will be making their way to pre-bookers in the coming weeks. A white ID.3 1st was the first ID.3 to land on Irish soil. The ID.3 1st Edition is a specially equipped version of the 58kW version of the ID.3 (WLTP range of 410-424km).

Volkswagen Ireland brand director Rodolfo Calixto was present to witness the car’s arrival. “This marks a new era for the Volkswagen brand globally, but now the ID.3 is here in Ireland and it was very special to witness these cars arriving into Dublin.”

The first ID.3 models will reach pre-bookers in the coming weeks.

At the moment prices for the new 1st edition ID.3 model start at €32,915 (there will be cheaper models arriving a bit later). The price Includes €10,000 SEAI and VRT grant, does not include dealer delivery charge of €800.

Volkswagen sources say there are still some 1st Editions available, so there is still the chance to snag an early model now.


The Volkswagen ID.4 is quickly approaching its launch, with the first vehicles scheduled

for delivery before the end of this year.

In future, Volkswagen’s ID.4 will be part of the globally booming, compact SUV segment – with plans to produce and sell the e-SUV not only in Europe, but also in China and later in the USA.

Unlike comparable Volkswagen models, the vehicle interior demonstrates a new character because the compact electric drive results in a very spacious vehicle interior.

Klaus Zyciora, head of Volkswagen Group Design, summarises the vehicle interior of the versatile SUV in a striking formula: “freedom on the outside, free space on the inside.”

Zyciora and his team developed the vehicle in his former role as head of Volkswagen Brand Design. He explains that “the ID.4 brings a new sense of space to its category thanks to the new MEB platform, our modular electric drive matrix.”

On the outside, the door handles on the ID.4 lie flush with the body and come with electric unlocking.

Driver and passengers access the vehicle through large door openings and benefit from a high seating position, while the rear seat bench offers as much space as a conventional SUV in the next higher category. It is also easy to stow away plenty of luggage – the luggage compartment already boasts a volume of 543 litres with the rear seat backrests in an upright position.

The ID.4’s interior design underlines the ample sense of space – similarly to the exterior design, it appears flowing and lightweight, focussing on the essential.

The dash panel seems to be floating, as it is not linked to the centre console, which has been designed as an independent component. A large, tilting panoramic sunroof made of glass (optional) grants an unrestricted view of the sky.

As darkness falls, the background lighting can be adjusted within 30-colour spectrum to set striking highlights in the vehicle interior. Klaus Zyciora emphasises that the entire display and operating concept has been designed logically and with a straightforward character, adding “the intuitive operability of the ID.4 brings a new, electric ease to the crossover SUV category.”

Meanwhile, the first Volkswagen ID.3 models have rolled off the Paglia freight ship into Dublin Port and will be making their way to pre-bookers in the coming weeks. A white ID.3 1st was the first ID.3 to land on Irish soil. The ID.3 1st Edition is a specially equipped version of the 58kW version of the ID.3 (WLTP range of 410-424km).

Volkswagen Ireland brand director Rodolfo Calixto was present to witness the car’s arrival. “This marks a new era for the Volkswagen brand globally, but now the ID.3 is here in Ireland and it was very special to witness these cars arriving into Dublin.”

The first ID.3 models will reach pre-bookers in the coming weeks.

At the moment prices for the new 1st edition ID.3 model start at €32,915 (there will be cheaper models arriving a bit later). The price Includes €10,000 SEAI and VRT grant, does not include dealer delivery charge of €800.

Volkswagen sources say there are still some 1st Editions available, so there is still the chance to snag an early model now.


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