Volkswagen Reveals ID. Aero Electric Sedan Concept

The sedan isn't dead, it's just changing power supplies.

By Evan Williams Wheels.ca

Jun 29, 2022 2 min. read

Article was updated 9 months ago

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Volkswagen may have given up on the Passat and Arteon, but it has just declared that the sedan is not dead yet. Instead, it's getting new life, this time in the form of the ID. Aero. A concept car that previews the company's first all-electric sedan, coming here in 2024.

The ID. Aero expands Volkswagen's ID. line of electric vehicles once again, joining the compact hatchback ID.3 and the small crossover ID.4. Unlike the boxy shapes necessary to make a hatch or an SUV, the ID. Aero can be sleeker. The sedan's roofline and low height enable a coefficient of drag of just 0.23.

VW ID. Aero

Volkswagen's ID. styling is clearly visible in the nose of the Aero, with the thin LED light strip and light openings. It is also clearly heavily influenced by 2019's ID. Space Vizzion concept. An electric station wagon that we're now even more hopeful might end up on Canadian roads. Though VW isn't talking about that just yet.

At just shy of 5 metres in length, the ID. Aero is around the same size as the outgoing Passat. So call it a full-size sedan, with the interior and cargo space that comes with that. Possibly even more interior space, since it has the flexibility allowed by the shared MEB electric platform.

With a 77 kWh net capacity battery and its aerodynamic shape, Volkswagen predicts a range of up to 620 km on the WLTP cycle. Expect figures slightly lower here due to the different tests, but that's still an impressive figure.

VW ID. Aero

We're missing the inside, as this is a concept car. So picture the ID.4's simplistic interior with a small dash display and larger centre screen and you've probably got most of it. Volkswagen's interiors are a delight, but they're also largely the same across its models.

Volkswagen says there will be two versions of the car for China as well as one for Europe. We know for sure that the ID. Aero will come to Canada, but we don't yet know which one or what the differences will be. We'll note that our version of the Passat sedan over the last decade was shared with China's, and not the Passat available in Europe, though we'll admit that's speculative about future plans. Wait to see more about the ID. Aero early next year, with sales in Canada to start in 2024.




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