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The Volkswagen ID. Aero concept will preview a swoopy production saloon

Design sketches show what VW is aiming for with its first all-electric saloon

Published: 22 Jun 2022
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Volkswagen has released some sketches of an upcoming concept car called the ID. Aero, and although that may sound rather tame, the big news is that the swoopy lines you see above will soon become VW’s real-life Tesla Model 3 rival.

Yep, we’ll see the full ID. Aero concept on Monday, with VW describing it as “a glimpse of the future model for the upper-middle class in China”. Now, that’s because sales will start over there in 2023, but VW has also confirmed that there will be a “corresponding production model for the North American and European market” and that we’ll see that for the first time in 2023. We might have to wait a little longer before it hits our roads, though. 

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On the design front we’re promised “flowing lines” and “the unmistakable design language of the ID Family”. Expect lightbars stretching across the front and rear then. We’d imagine the Euro version will get a number for a name before it goes on sale too. 

As with the rest of the ID range, the Aero and the future production car will be based on the Group’s MEB platform. The more aerodynamic shape should make it more efficient than the ID.4 and ID.5 SUVs though, hopefully translating into more range from the same battery packs.   

What do we think so far, folks?

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