Volkswagen plans to indicate an electrical sedan idea June 27. Called the ID.Aero, it previews a future manufacturing mannequin sure for the United States.
The idea will share a design language and MEB platform with different ID-family fashions, VW mentioned Wednesday in a press launch. But at 16.4 ft lengthy, it is probably the largest-footprint mannequin to be constructed on the MEB platform, which has been reserved for compact automobiles to date.
A manufacturing model will go on sale in China within the second half of 2023, and a model for the European and North American markets can be offered that very same yr, VW mentioned. Production for Europe and North America can be dealt with by VW’s Emden, Germany, manufacturing facility.
When it does arrive, the ID.Aero may give VW a rival to the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 6. Originally previewed by the glossy Prophecy idea that debuted in 2020, the Ioniq 6 is reportedly as a consequence of begin manufacturing in July and go on sale by the top of the yr. But to date all we have gotten is a cryptic teaser.
Volkswagen ID Space Vizzion idea
The ID.Aero follows a protracted collection of ideas hinting at a bigger MEB-based EV within the works, together with the ID Vizzion sedan idea from 2018. Then the Space Vizzion represented an evolution of the concept, in wagon kind—though VW nonetheless maintained we would be extra prone to see the sedan.
VW now faces lots of completely different electric-vehicle priorities. It’s been claiming an emphasis on reasonably priced electrical automobiles, however base variations of its ID.4 have not but arrived. Meanwhile, its U.S. CEO has hinted that an electrical pickup could be “the chance of a lifetime.”
The U.S. can also be slated to get the VW ID.Buzz electrical Microbus tribute. But it will not arrive right here till 2024—nicely after it goes on sale in Europe—and will not be low-cost. The trifecta of the massive ID.Aero sedan, ID.4 compact crossover, and ID.Buzz will make for an eclectic lineup, not less than.