Here they are, the first production ID 3s to roll off Volkswagen's assembly line in Zwickau, Germany.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel was on hand for this important announcement, sharing a few words after the cars were revealed.

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This is the station where the body and chassis are joined together.

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The ID 3's rear is quite attractive.

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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.

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High levels of automation allow VW to profitably build the ID 3 in Germany, a country known for its high labor costs.

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Here's a shot of the revised Volkswagen logo.

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The ID 3 will be sold with a number of different battery sizes.

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Here's a sub-assembly ready for installation. 

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