“Four-door” was not in vain presented in China: there, brand sedans are traditionally in great demand. Top sellers among the local public are Lavida, Bora and Sagitar, which are variations on the well-known Jetta theme. However, now the management of the concern is actively promoting the transition to electric cars, and the Chinese market in this matter is far from the last role.
The pioneer in the segment will be ID.Aero. It is a D-class sedan just under five meters long with short overhangs. The machine is built on the modular MEB platform and has the same 77 kWh lithium-ion traction battery as the ID-family crossovers.
In addition to impressive dimensions, the sedan will offer a record-breaking power reserve: the Germans claim 620 kilometers in the WLTP cycle, which is 75 km more than that of mono-drive SUVs with the same battery.
The model name refers to the platform’s record low drag coefficient of 0.23. For the sake of better aerodynamics, the C-pillar stretches almost to the lanterns, which is why the ID.Aero looks more like a liftback in profile. Until now, the title of “most streamlined” belongs to the Enyaq Coupe iV, whose Cd is 0.234.
There are no images of the cabin yet, but Volkswagen promises a “spacious interior with premium trim.” Of the stylistic features – a black-painted roof.
Top-of-the-line trims will offer 22-inch turbine-patterned wheels and touch-sensitive door handles. Of course, ID.Light matrix optics will also be included in the list of standard equipment.
The ID.Aero will be assembled at the plant in Emden (Germany), where the ID.4 is already being produced, the assembly line will be launched in 2023. The sedan is also being localized at two Volkswagen joint ventures in China, as was previously done with the ID.6 model. It is specified that ID.Aero will be available to Chinese customers in two versions (apparently, differing only in decor) – one of them will be produced by SAIC-VW, and the other by FAW-VW. The electric sedan will debut in the local market in the second half of 2023, at the same time the model will be available in Europe and North America.