Days before the digital debut of the ID.Aero on June 27, Volkswagen teased the car with a few official sketches. This would be the company’s first global fully-electric sedan.
ID.Aero: official sketches
The sketches suggest a quite aerodynamic look to the car. The car has a flowing design with its low front hood and a coupe-style swooping roofline. VW claims that the streamlined swooping roofline will help save energy and increase the range. The car would offer a 435-mile (700-kilometer) range. At the back, the car carries a conventional iD. Design with horizontal LED taillights flanking a light bar that runs the entire width of the car. Inside the four-door sedan generously offers space to be able to compete in the high-volume upper-middle-class segment Passat.
ID.Aero is based on a stretched version of Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB) platform. This way it would share the same electric motors and batteries as all the previous members in its family. Also, VW had recently confirmed that all the ID models will come with the GTX variant. Being GTX-badged performance models, these cars can utilize the most powerful dual-motor setup. ID.Aero would have 299hp AWD drivetrain and 82kWh battery. As the car will use the MEB platform the other power options available for the car would most likely be 204hp (150kW) RWD and 174hp (128kW)RWD. All options would use the same 82kWhbattery pack. Customers would have the choice of rear- and all-wheel drive powertrains.
The production version of the ID.Aero can be called as the electric equivalent to the combustion-engined Volkswagen’s electric limousine would first launch in China and later be available in North America and Europe.