Volkswagen ID.3 Crowned 'Best Small Hatch' At 2021 UK Car Of The Year Awards
The all-electric ID.3 has walked away with another title – this time, from the UK Car of the Year awards.
As the ID. family prepares to grow with the imminent arrival of the ID.4, the ID.3 continues to enjoy high-praise among the UK’s media.
The judging panel for these awards commended VW’s all-new ID.3 for numerous attributes, including its design, space and practicality.
The judges also recognised the ID.3’s key role in Volkswagen’s ambition to bring e-mobility to the masses, plus its faithfulness to the idea and design set out by the original I.D. concept of 2016.
Its ‘familiarity’ and ‘ease of use’ for those making the initial switch to an EV was also hailed.
Judging panellist and motoring journalist, Alex Robbins, described the ID.3 as: ‘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.’
Another esteemed motoring journalist and panellist, Guy Bird, commented: ‘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.
This year sees the ID.3 gain even more breadth of appeal, with the arrival of additional battery and specification variants, following the second, 145 PS Pro motor option introduced in February.
Meanwhile, the First Edition of the ID.4 – the brand’s first fully-electric SUV – is available to order now, with deliveries to customers commencing imminently. Learn more about the ID.4, here.
Andrew Savvas, Director at Volkswagen UK, declared: ‘What a milestone to achieve in such a short time – the fresh-faced, all-electric ID.3 reaching ten awards so far from across the UK media.
‘The judge’s comments for this latest trophy further emphasise the ID.3’s breadth of appeal, covering design, practicality and what it represents for the future of Volkswagen and mobility itself.
‘These numerous awards from independent experts will no doubt give customers even more confidence to make the move to electric with the ID.3.’
Adding this latest accolade, the ID.3 now has 10 UK industry awards to its name.
- 2020 carwow Car of the Year awards – Most Wanted
- GQ Car Awards 2020 – Best Family Car
- 2021 Carbuyer Best Car Awards 2021 – Best Family Electric Car
- TopGear.com Awards 2020 – Game Changer of the Year
- DrivingElectric 2021 Awards – Best Electric Family Car
- 2021 carwow Car of the Year awards – Best Family Electric Car
- WhichEV Awards 2020 – Best Newcomer EV
- What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2021 – Small Electric Car of the Year
- What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2021 – Safety Award
- UK Car of the Year Awards – Best Small Hatch
Consequently, the highly celebrated ID.3 has been named as a finalist for the overall 2021 UK Car of the Year.
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