Volkswagen on Wednesday teased the idea of an electric sedan called ID.Aero. Scheduled for its public debut on June 27, it previews a future production model that will be sold in China, Europe and North America.
In a press release with teaser images, VW said ID.Aero will carry styling hints from previous ID-family models such as ID.4 and ID.Buzz. The idea is to share VW’s MEB platform with those models, however, at 16.4 feet tall, it will probably be the largest footprint of any MEB-based model so far. It is actually a bit smaller than a VW atlas.
A production version of ID.Aero is expected to be sold in China in the second half of 2023, followed by North America and Europe. VW did not specify the exact time, but said that a European and North American-spec version would be published in 2023, shortly after which production would begin in Emden, Germany.
VW has teased a large MEB-based EV before. ID Vizzion was a big sedan concept that debuted at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show and followed the ID Space Vision wagon concept at next year’s Los Angeles Auto Show.
ID.Aero is the third VW-brand EV to be confirmed for the US VW with the ID.4 crossover, which the automaker plans to manufacture at its Chattanooga, Tennessee factory. It plans to increase production later this year.
The ID.Buzz electric microbus tribute is also coming to the United States, but not until 2024. Granted, VW does not plan to display US-spec IDs. Until next year Aero, it is possible that ID.Buzz will leave ID.4 as the only all-electric model in the VW showroom for quite some time until the sedan arrives.