VW to unveil first car built on MEB electric platform at Frankfurt Motor Show

By RELAXNEWS | 2 September 2019

WOLFSBURG: Volkswagen announced last Friday that the fully electric ID.3 will make its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which kicks off next week.

Despite Volkswagen opening pre-booking for the ID.3 back in May, the EV built on the MEB platform has yet to have its vapourwave wraps taken off; nevertheless, over 10,000 registrations were made during the first 24 hours they were opened.

Next Tuesday, those clients will finally get a look at what the model looks like sans camouflage.

The company equates the ID.3 with the Beetle and Golf models because of its representation of the "third major chapter of strategy importance for the history of the Volkswagen brand."

When it launches, the EV will be available with three battery configurations: 77kWh, 58kWh, and 45kWh with ranges spanning between 330km and 550km. The base model will have a starting price of €30,000 (RM139,000).

The motor show will run from Sept 10-22. Production of the model is expected to begin at the end of this year with deliveries starting in mid-2020.