Falling under the project name “Aero B,” the electric car is still in its development stage. VW plans to first release it in China early next year before bringing it to the U.S. in 2024.
What we know about the VW Aero B EV
Images of the Aero B (which might end up being the ID.6 in the U.S.) are a mixed bag of shots from the last year showing a lightly camouflaged sedan and corporate-approved photos shared at the
L.A. Auto Showin 2019.
Comparing the two, you’ll notice that VW already made adjustments to the concept. While the official pictures show a sedan that leans into the look of VW’s new futuristic ID family, factory photos shared by
InsideEVspresent a slightly more modest design.
The Aero B will be propelled by VW’s skateboard-style MEB platform. Recent upgrades will bring the platform’s potential range to 431 miles, making it a serious contender against range-toppers like the Tesla Model S. But the Aero B’s range is expected to peak closer to 385.
TopElectricSUVsays VW is also improving its future EVs by introducing bi-directional charging with 200 kW of possible charging power. That kind of juice will add 143 miles to the car’s range in 10 minutes.
What kind of EV family will the Aero B join?
VW has big plans for its electric future. The ID.4, a surprisingly aggressive-looking compact SUV, introduced the brand’s direction for its upcoming
all-electric lineupin 2021. Besides the Aero B/ID.6, three other models are expected to join the ID. family in the near future.
The ID.Space Vizzion, which the Aero B was originally also tagged under, will be the station wagon version of the sedan and could take on the ID.7 label. It’s also expected to arrive in 2024.
The ID.8, the second SUV in the family, will be roughly the same size as the VW Atlas. No specifics have been shared on when it will be made available.
And finally, the highly anticipated ID.Buzz—a recreation of the classic Volkswagen Type 2
microbus—should be headed to the U.S. in late 2023 for the 2024 model year.
What will it cost to own VW’s upcoming EV?
VW hasn’t shared any official pricing for the Aero B/ID.6 yet, but if the ID.4 is any indication, the electric car will sit within the $40,000 to $50,000 range, a common position for electric vehicles.
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