Aside from seeing it up close and personal in concept form, VW’s ID.3 has been kept pretty much under wraps while in prototype form, wearing a sufficient amount of camouflage so as to keep us guessing.
But what if you were to catch one just outside your house wearing little to no camouflage? That’s exactly what happened to automotive journalist Greg Kable who spotted the lightly camouflaged EV in Stuttgart, Germany and posted a few images of it on social media.
His post read: “A lightly disguised Volkswagen ID.3 prototype just pulled up in front of my house in Stuttgart…”
The images were quickly picked up by Autocar and Inside EVs and now here we are looking at a surprisingly “murdered out” version of VW’s upcoming electric hatchback, with only a little bit of tape masking its front and rear fascias.
Last month, we learned that VW received 20,000 pre-orders for the car, half of which came in just 24 hours after order books had been open. The German automaker is expecting to have 30,000 bookings secured in time for the Frankfurt Motor Show this September.
It’s been previously reported that the Volkswagen ID.3 will be sold in three configurations: a 45 kWh version with 205 miles (330 km) of range, a 58 kWh mid-tier model with 261 miles (420 km) of range and a 77 kWh range-topper that can drive for 342 miles (550 km) on a single charge.
The first models to hit showrooms will be 1ST versions, featuring the mid-range battery pack, three available trim levels, larger wheels, voice control, sat-nav and more.
— Greg Kable (@GregKable) July 9, 2019