Judging by the sketches, the external update will be carried out by small forces: even the LED headlight and taillight modules look the same as the pre-reform ID.3. The main difference will be an aggressive front bumper with large air intakes. Other changes are also possible – for example, other rims.
In the cabin, the changes are more significant. The place of the 10-inch display of the multimedia system already in the initial configuration of Life will be taken by a touchscreen with a diagonal of 12 inches.
The Germans call the interior of the updated ID.3 “grown up” and promise to use better materials for decoration. The list of standard equipment will also be expanded: customers complained about the poor equipment of the basic ID.3.
Now the popularity of ID.3 is on the decline: in the first nine months of 2022, a little more than 29 thousand cars were sold, while in September-January 2020 (when the electric car just went on sale), 54.5 thousand cars were handed over to customers, and at the end of 2021, 72.7 thousand electric hatchbacks were sold.
Not only the high price (from 43,995 euros, which is not much less than that of the ID.4 crossover), but also production capabilities prevent more sales: the model is assembled at factories in Dresden and Zwickau, which continue to struggle with a shortage of components. For example, if you order a car right now, you will have to wait until the end of 2023, the queue is so long.
Therefore, in 2023 ID.3 will also be assembled by the parent company in Wolfsburg, where the entire Golf family, as well as Touran compact vans, Tiguan and Seat Tarraco crossovers, are now produced.