VW sees it as the electric alternative to the Passat.
With the much-hyped ID. Buzz van, Volkswagen diversified its lineup of dedicated electric vehicles after the ID.3 hatchback and the ID.4 through ID.6 SUVs. Wolfsburg engineers are working on a sedan, knowing that variety is the spice of life. The ID Vizzion concept first teased it in March 2018 at the Geneva Auto Show, before an identical waggon branded ID, Space Vizzion, was unveiled in November 2019 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Since then, we’ve seen enough of spy photos of the midsize EV being tested on public roads using deceptive camouflage. Today, VW CEO Herbert Diess gave a quick update on the upcoming MEB-based vehicle. The head honcho stated the Aero B will go on market in 2023 during the Annual Media Conference 2022.
It’s unclear whether Aero B will be the final name or if ID. Aero will be the name. We do know that Herbert Diess referred to it as the Passat’s electric alternative. The ID.3 / Golf, ID.4 / Tiguan, and ID. Buzz / T7 pairs will be followed. A teeny-tiny teaser graphic was presented in the background while presenting about the impending zero-emissions model.
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We’ve blown it up here, and while the quality isn’t great, it serves as an official teaser for the ID. Aero. The launch of the EV next year will not mean the end of the Passat in Europe, as the significant nameplate will continue to exist. The next-generation vehicle will be built in Bratislava, Slovakia, alongside its sister model, the Skoda Superb, with gasoline and diesel engines. The Passat is expected to be sold exclusively as a waggon, while the Superb will be available in both liftback and estate body types.
Because the prototypes had a short rear portion in the same style as the Arteon, the Aero B could also have a five-door layout. Even before a waggon to complement the ID emerges in the future years, this would make the EV more viable. Vizzion in Space The Trinity sedan will be the flagship model of the VW core brand by 2026, and the first vehicle to be built on the SSP design.
In the long run, the Scalable Systems Platform will serve as the foundation for all VW Group electric vehicles.