Motor Of The Month – Volkswagen ID Range

Volkswagen Charges Ahead With Expanding ID. Range’ 

Volkswagen is charging ahead with its electric offensive and with the popularity of established vehicles at an all-time high and more exciting models on the way, there’s never been a better time for motorists to make the switch from traditional petrol or diesel variants. 

In 2022, the company increased global sales of all-electric vehicles by 23.6 per cent year on year to around 330,000 units. Volkswagen is now further accelerating the transition to e-mobility as it moves towards producing electric vehicles only in Europe from 2033. Indeed by the end of this current decade, up to eight out of 10 cars sold on the Continent will be battery electric vehicles (BEVs). 

In the UK, where Volkswagen has been the best-selling new car brand for the past two years, BEV sales increased by over 40 per cent in 2022 with the award-winning ID.3 now ranked amongst the top 10 list of best-sellers. 

The diversity and strength of the Volkswagen electric offering was undoubtedly a key factor in the overall sales performance last year and, as more drivers consider the benefits of BEV ownership, the impending arrival of exciting, new models seems certain to cement the brand’s position. 

Over the past 12 months, Sinclair Volkswagen’s retailers in Newport, Cardiff, Bridgend, Swansea, Port Talbot and Neyland have seen an upturn in enquiries for the established ID.3 family hatchback and ID.4 and ID.5 SUV duo – the trio recently named 2023 Which? Best Buys within their respective sectors. 

Accounting for more than half of its global sales last year, the ID.4 is the Volkswagen Group’s top electric world car and it’s easy to see why. With its supreme practicality and performance, this is a fantastic automotive design concept that combines the space, comfort and presence of an urban SUV with the turning circle of a small compact car together with the exemplary ease for everyday travel afforded by a single battery charge offering a combined range of up to 328 miles. 

For those seeking an extra helping of style, the ID.5 impresses with a futuristic form that blends the strengths of an SUV with the aerodynamic silhouette of a coupé to perfection. And don’t be fooled by its distinctive, sloping roofline – it certainly doesn’t compromise space as the ID.5 still offers plenty of headroom in the rear seats to enable five people to travel in comfort and provides a very accommodating large luggage compartment too. 

Two and a half years after the launch of the first generation ID.3, the all-electric hatchback is being treated to a comprehensive upgrade this year that will heighten its appeal. The compact and compelling model arrives this autumn with a sharpened exterior and refined interior design incorporating contemporary aesthetics and sustainable materials. 

Intelligently connected as standard, the new ID.3 features the latest software generation to improve system performance and enable over-the-air updates as well as the latest-generation convenience and assist systems to take the strain out of daily driving. 

The ID.3 is the first of 10 new electric models to be launched by Volkswagen by 2026.  

Also expected in Sinclair Volkswagen showrooms before the end of this year is the flagship of the ID. family. The ID.7 made its world premiere in April and will be equipped with the most powerful and highest-torque electric drive motor in the ID. model line-up so far. Depending on the battery size, its long-distance capability will appeal to frequent drivers and fleet customers with WLTP ranges of up to 435 miles and charging capacities of up to 200 kW forecast.  

For further information on the ever-growing ID. range, please contact your nearest Sinclair Volkswagen retailer or visit