VW ID Aero concept will be brand’s first all-electric sedan

To be put in production for the Chinese market first

After a heavy onslaught of crossovers and SUVs from carmakers all over the globe, Volkswagen unveiled its first all-electric sedan called the ID Aero concept. Volkswagen claims the ID Aero concept showcased globally isn’t far from its production guise, with it most likely adopting the ID 6 saloon nomenclature at launch.

The ID Aero concept gets built on VW’s MEB platform. This electric Passat equivalent sedan has been developed to showcase the new platform’s modularity with its previous applications comprising the likes of a compact crossover(ID.4), SUV, and even a mini-bus (ID Buzz). 

Volkswagen plans to launch the four-dour electric sedan initially in China by the second half of 2023. Production of the same will be taken over by VW’s Chinese partners FAW (First Automobile Works) and SAIC (Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation) in the cities of Changchun and Shanghai, respectively, with both firms producing cross-badged offspring of the same car. The production iteration of the ID Aero will be showcased at the upcoming Shanghai Motor Show next year.

The new ID Aero features a clean exterior with a prominent shoulder line. Aerodynamics and LED-centered lighting are two aspects highlighted in the concept car. The concept carries a 77kWh battery pack within its chassis which is good for 385 miles (or 620kms) as per Volkswagen. A smaller 52kWh battery pack option is also said to be made available as an entry-level trim level.

VW will retail a European version of the soon-to-be-launched ID 6 as well. Its production will reportedly commence at VW’s Emden plant by the end of 2023. An estate iteration of the ID Aero called the Tourer is reportedly in the works, too, with no production plans before 2025. 

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