Volkswagen Updates 2024 ID.3 with New Trims to Compete with BYD

Original Article by Kevin Williams

Volkswagen is taking bold steps to strengthen its position in the EV market with the updated 2024 ID.3, introducing three new trim levels and price adjustments to better compete with affordable Chinese EVs. Since its debut in 2019, the ID.3 has been popular in many regions outside North America, and now Volkswagen aims to broaden its appeal further.

New Trims and Features

The 2024 facelift of the ID.3 includes minor stylistic updates such as a new front bumper and a revised infotainment screen. However, the significant change is the introduction of three new trims: Pro, Pure, and GTX.

  • GTX: Positioned at the top, the GTX is a high-performance model with a 285 horsepower motor and a 79 kWh battery, offering up to 375 miles of range (WLTP). It features sporty design elements like red-outlined badges, a GTX-specific front bumper, and 20-inch wheels.
  • Pro: This trim includes the latest infotainment and visual upgrades, with the rear motor now delivering 228 horsepower.
  • Pure: The entry-level Pure trim features a 168 horsepower motor and a 52 kWh battery, providing a range of 241 miles (WLTP). Priced at €36,900, it offers an affordable option in the ID.3 lineup.

Enhanced Charging Capabilities

The updated ID.3 also addresses previous complaints by enabling battery preconditioning, which can be activated manually or automatically when navigating to a DC fast charging station. This feature allows the ID.3 to reach charging speeds of up to 175 kW, significantly faster than the previous model's 120 kW.

Competitive Pricing

Volkswagen has strategically priced the new ID.3 to compete with similarly sized and priced models like the BYD Dolphin and MG 4, which start in the €33,000 to €35,000 range. The base price of the new ID.3 is set at €36,900, making it a compelling choice for budget-conscious EV buyers.

Market Impact

Volkswagen’s efforts to refresh the ID.3 and introduce competitive pricing demonstrate its commitment to maintaining a strong foothold in the EV market amidst growing competition from Chinese manufacturers like BYD and MG. Whether the updated ID.3 will dominate the European market remains to be seen, but it certainly offers a promising alternative.


The 2024 Volkswagen ID.3, with its new trims and enhanced features, is set to make a significant impact in the competitive EV market. As potential buyers explore their options, reliable charging solutions become increasingly important. EGO EV chargers provide efficient and dependable charging options, ensuring your EV is always ready for the road.