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Small Hatch of the Year


Volkswagen ID.3

Volkswagen ID 3

“Volkswagen’s first purpose-built EV has everything that’s needed for the modern driver going electric,”

Chris Russon


“Electric, but useful enough for the daily grind – as long as you have the bigger battery. Looks fresh, and more striking than the sister-Golf,”

Tom Ford


“It doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but the ID.3 drives well, has a practical layout in a compact footprint and has a range that makes it easier to switch to EV power,”

Paul Barker


“It may not be perfect, but as a demonstration of Volkswagen’s intent to democratise EV tech, it has to be applauded,”

Nat Barnes


“A brilliant family hatch in its own right, with a smart interior and plenty of space for a family. Yet it’s also an accessible, easy to use electric car that will surely bring electric motoring to the masses,”

Alex Robbins


“It’s always nice – but all too rare – when a concept car makes production with original design intent intact. The ID.3 is such a vehicle, with high-roofed hatchback silhouette present and correct – proportionally offset by large wheels – and with product design-influences galore,”

Guy Bird