Here they are, the first production ID 3s to roll off Volkswagen's assembly line in Zwickau, Germany.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was on hand for this important announcement, sharing a few words after the cars were revealed.
This is the station where the body and chassis are joined together.
The ID 3's rear is quite attractive.
A hatchback, this car is about the same size as a VW Golf, but since the overhangs are shorter at each end it should offer significantly more interior room.
High levels of automation allow VW to profitably build the ID 3 in Germany, a country known for its high labor costs.
Here's a shot of the revised Volkswagen logo.
The ID 3 will be sold with a number of different battery sizes.
Here's a sub-assembly ready for installation.
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