Design that takes the safe route
In the early days of green cars, many examples looked a little odd. Just think of the Honda Insight and Toyota Prius. They were statement cars, models that were taken seriously by environmentalists and laughed at by everyone else. However, they were ahead of their time and today electric cars are set to dominate the market in the decades ahead. Some look like regular cars, others look slightly different. The ID 3 looks somewhere in the middle and that could appeal to those who are not sure which way to go right now.
As VW’s first mainstream EV it is a big statement car for the German automaker. It stands out from the crowd of Golfs with styling that you will either love or hate. It’s a little dumpy, perhaps made worse by the polished grey primer colour of our test car, but there’s familiarity to it too, with a simple hatchback design that isn’t too far out there.
The same is true inside, where there’s nothing garish, no science fiction design elements