Volkswagen has completed what it calls a “comprehensive upgrade” of the ID3 full-electric hatchback to address customer concerns about the design quality and the feel of the car.
The ID3, which was the first model to use VW Group’s MEB electric platform when it launched 2020, has been given largely cosmetic changes, but it does get a new approach to software and software subscriptions.
"We have systematically taken on board the wishes of our customers," Imelda Labbé, VW brand's head of sales and marketing, said in a statement.
Visually the new car gets a more conventional look with a new bumper and the removal of the black plastic strip below the windshield.
A cleaner approach to the design also sees the removal of the model identification strip behind the front wheelarch and the optional decoration applied to the rear pillar.
The car's interior uses more of the soft, foam-backed surfaces seen in the bigger ID4 SUV to address owners' complaints that the car fell short of VW’s traditional high interior standards.