The VW ID. Aero Shows Sedans Have a Place

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Photo credit: Volkswagen
Photo credit: Volkswagen
  • The pre-production VW ID. Aero is set to debut on June 27.

  • The VW ID. Aero will ride on Volkswagen’s MEB platform, which currently underpins the electric Volkswagens.

  • VW says the production version of the ID. Aero will hit the Chinese market the second half of 2023, with European and North American models debuting sometime that year.

Sedans might be dying in the United States, but other markets seem to enjoy such conventional, three-box shapes. Hoping to capitalize on the higher-end sedan market in China, Volkswagen is planning on rolling out a battery-electric sedan on its modular electric platform under the ID. Aero name.

While still in the pre-production stage, the ID. Aero will likely live up to its on-the-nose name and be aerodynamic. The teaser image looks relatively sleek; making an electric vehicle as slippery as possible will give this sedan as much range as possible. Considering this will be built on VW’s MEB platform, it would make sense that this aerodynamic sedan would best the current stablemates sharing the same platform.

Of course, Volkswagen hasn’t revealed any hard details about the upcoming concept or production ID. Aero, but knowing it will ride on Volkswagen’s MEB platform we can make some educated guesses. It will likely sport single-motor and dual-motor versions with hardware like what you’ll find in the ID.6.

Volkswagen is going to show off the pre-production version of the ID. Aero on Monday, June 27, with the production target scheduled to hit the Chinese market on the back half of 2023. Surprisingly, Volkswagen also plans to introduce the ID. Aero to European and North American markets in 2023, which might be a good sign for sedan fans in the US.

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