The German automotive giant Volkswagen group recently organised the world premiere of the ID. AERO concept car in China. This all-new vehicle is Volkswagen’s first global fully-electric sedan. The upcoming vehicle will be positioned in the luxury mid-size sedan segment but will be the Volkswagen ID portfolio’s flagship product. According to the company, the Chinese production version is projected to go on sale in the second half of 2023 and Volkswagen also intends to commence the manufacturing of a European series model in Emden in 2023.
Commenting on the premiere of this all-new EV sedan, Ralf Brandstätter, Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Passenger Cars said, “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, an extraordinary amount of space and a premium interior,” He further added, “With our ACCELERATE strategy, 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. ”
Volkswagen revealed that the new ID. AERO concept car is about five metres long and was created using aerodynamic principles. It added that the roof slopes gracefully to the back to give the concept car a coupé-like appearance, which on the flip side also contributes to the superb drag coefficient of 0.23. Volkswagen’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB) also allows for minimal overhangs, a long wheelbase, and a very roomy vehicle interior. The ID. AERO is powered by a large lithium-ion battery with a net energy capacity of 77 kWh. The ID. AERO achieves ranges of up to 620 kilometres (WLTP) due to the interplay of the economical motor system and the superb aerodynamic qualities, making it appropriate for long journeys.
The Wolsburg-based automaker also stated that the ID. AERO is the first car in the premium mid-size class to feature the design of the ID. family. The front end and roof are aerodynamically constructed to ensure that air flows ideally over the car. The gently drawn-in rear end with a separating edge calms the airflow. The sporty 22-inch two-tone wheels have a turbine design and are inserted flush into the wheel housings.
Furthermore, the Illuminated touch surfaces have replaced the traditional door handles which substantially reduce drag, says the automaker. Meanwhile, the design is shaped at the top of the silhouette by a powerful tornado line and a downward sloping roof line. The ID. AERO’s strong shoulder part is placed above the tornado line.
The front end is distinguished by the ID. honeycombs that are distinctive of the ID. family. The front is horizontally divided into two in the bumper and is a distinctive aesthetic feature for the ID. AERO design. A slim light strip stretches horizontally across the front out to the left and right of the lighted Volkswagen mark and above the unique IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights, wrapping into the wings and side panels, making the ID. AERO stand out from the crowd. With a few breaks, this light strip is visible all the way to the back. The dramatic black light strip and LED tail light clusters with honeycomb construction give a distinctive look on the prominent rear end.