The first look at the widely-built Tesla Model 3-killer car is out. Volkswagen has released design sketches of the ID. Aero, its first all-electric sedan. The pre-production concept vehicle will be released digitally on June 27. The car, which will go on sale first in China, will be available in markets in the second half of 2023.
I WOULD. The Aero, which is seen as the electric equivalent of the Passat, will be pitted against the Tesla Model 3, Polestar 2, BMW i4 and the Hyundai Ioniq 6.
The new concept car looks impressive with its excellent aerodynamics, elegant design and generous space — the aerodynamic front and roof are expected to reduce energy consumption and increase range. And aerodynamics as a feature is what lends itself to the car’s ID name. air.
I WOULD. Aero will be premium vehicle
The production version of the ID. Aero, a dynamic four-door model with flowing lines and plenty of space, will see Volkswagen expand its hit ID. family in the high-volume upper-middle class segment. The all-electric concept sedan is expected to offer a range of 700 kilometers.
The new limousine is based on Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB). Stylistically, it also follows the ID design language. family.
The next world car for a new market segment. Volkswagen had previously announced that all models in its ID family of EVs will receive GTX sport variants in the future. The all-electric sedan will likely offer both a rear- and all-wheel-drive powertrain option, and that’s in addition to the GTX variant. The GTX version goes from 0 to 100 km/h in about 5.6 seconds.
Production of the serial version of the ID. Aero for the European and North American auto market will start at Volkswagen’s Emden plant in the second half of 2023. The Volkswagen Group’s stated plan is to introduce around 70 fully electric models by 2030 and 20 are already in production. It also expects cumulative BEV sales to reach 26 million by 2030, including 19 million based on the MEB platform.
The MEB platform, which can be used by several brands and manufacturers, already provides the technological basis for ten electric models from five brands. Used to build approximately 300,000 units by 2021, it is one of the world’s leading electric platforms. MEB covers a wide range of segments and vehicle types, from compact vehicles to SUVs and vans. The latest model based on the MEB is the Volkswagen ID. Buzz, which was recently revealed.