THE VOLKSWAGEN ID.AERO is unusual. First it’s a saloon and not an SUV. And second, it’s an electric saloon.
Going against the grain for all things EV to be SUVs, the Volkswagen ID.AERO offers the VW vision of what an electric saloon will look like. A saloon with a strong coupe style design.
Unveiled as a concept in China, but looking suspiciously like the real thing, the ID.AERO will go on sale in China first before starting European production in 2023.
According to Volkswagen, this AERO concept is capable of 385 miles on a charge thanks to its 77 kWh battery and aero dynamics, making it hugely suitable for business drivers on SME fleets.
Sitting some 5m long – it’s over 2cm longer than the Passat – while sitting on VW’s MEB structure, which is also used for the ID.4.
European cars will be built in Emden, Germany, with production commencing in 2023.
The car shown is a Chinese spec saloon.
Ralf Brandstätter, Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, commented on the Volkswagen electric saloon:
With the ID. AERO show car, we are revealing a preview of the next member of the ID. family. A car with an emotional and at the same time extremely aerodynamic design, a range of over 600 kilometres (385 miles), an extraordinary amount of space and a premium interior. We are intensively driving forward the electrification of our model range. Following the ID.4, this model will be our next global car for Europe, China and the US.