Not sure they'll upgrade the door cards- everything VW has had a downgrade lately. Not sure if they're experimenting how low they can go and be tolerated, or whether they were stepping on Audis toes too much. The Golf 8 is a little worse than 7.5, Polo 6 door cards are very cheap, T-Roc is a real showcase of cheapness...Surely the major upgrade will be interior quality including plastics, seats and infotainment/interfaces? I’d be surprised if they wait more than a couple of years to sort these out as they’re the key things putting people off
The door cards on the ID3 aren't too bad - plastics are harder than Golf 8 but softer than Polo 6, or at least less hard looking, less glossy and more matt on the finish.
The seats do look cheap to me, having owned a string of performance VWs, but if I'd been used to driving Golf S instead of Golf R, the difference wouldn't have seemed so big visually (they still felt comfy on my test drive). I think we've got to remember that the ID3 isn't a performance model, even though it's as quick as a GTD.
I'm a little disappointed that Life got the cheaper seats and some damn ugly cloth, but given the huge price gap (thanks to the grant threshold), if I felt that strongly, I'd get a leather retrim if the ID3 looks to be a long term keeper.
I just wish the grab handles weren't piano black.