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It may be a 4-door sedan, but you can still see at first glance that the underside hides a battery. There are those thick sills, but partly camouflaged by black. Above all, the belt line also remains “thick” and it is only up to a receding roof line to create a somewhat dynamic profile. At the front, VW declines its luminous electrical signature with two “recessed” lights highlighted by a light ray which bars the front face and delimits the bonnet.
For the rest, it’s fluid, with two significant shoulders for the wheel arches. The back is signed by the large light strip. We are here almost with the production car. There will obviously be differences such as less conceptual lights, the rear strip, etc. But we should keep the proportions and that’s not bad. Huge 22-inch wheels shouldn’t be in the game.
620 km of promise
Officially, it’s a “mid-size sedan” aka a compact sedan. We don’t have the dimensions, but we should be about 4.75 m long. Enough to fit a battery that offers 77 kWh net usable. This energy, coupled with a sedan aero (0.23 drag coefficient) and a weight that should be contained, allow VW to announce 620 km of autonomy on a charge. If that turns out, it would be an approval at around 12.5 kWh/100 km, which would be very good.
The VW ID.Aero has rather short overhangs and therefore a rather long wheelbase for its overall length. This should please in China but also in Europe, even if at the moment it is crossovers and pseudo-SUVs that are on the rise.
Based on the MEB modular electric platform, the serial version of the ID.Aero will be produced in two copies in China. A version for each of VW’s joint ventures in the country. The production vehicle should arrive in mid-2023. For Europe, production will be in Emden. VW remains more vague with a production launch “current 2023”. We can probably expect “end of 2023” with an official commercial arrival in early 2024. Time will tell.
The future electric Passat is unveiled with the VW ID.Aero concept. A 100% electric four-door sedan, the ID.Aero changes us from SUVs and other usual electric crossovers.
VW promises more than 600 km of range on a single charge with “only” 77 kWh net. Aerodynamics has a lot to do with it. First produced in China for mid-2023, this sedan will be produced in Europe at the end of 2023 for an arrival probably in early 2024 here.