Because it’s neither an SUV or truck, the ID Aero concept from Volkswagen stands out

New electric vehicle ID Aero concept will be put into production in China in 2023 by Volkswagen. Based on Europe’s WLTP, the EV’s aerodynamic form and 16-foot length will contribute to a range of 385 miles.

Powered on VW’s MEB platform, which is also used in other VW electric cars, the ID Aero is set to go on sale in 2019. A drag coefficient of 0.23 is claimed by the manufacturer, placing it on par with other premium electric German cars in its class, such as the BMW i4 and Mercedes-Benz EQS.

Other than that, the ID Aero isn’t much different from its rivals. The front and back of the car contain full-width LED lightbars, a popular feature in today’s electric vehicles. The high-gloss black roof and 21-inch wheels will assist keep the vehicle’s range intact when driving.

In China, Europe and North America, the ID Aero will be VW’s flagship in a family of electric vehicles, according to the company. First, the ID 3 and ID 4 automobiles will be launched in China. Both FAW-Volkswagen and SAIC-Volkswagen versions will be available for customers to select from.

It is expected that the ID Aero will be VW’s premier electric vehicle when it goes on sale later this year.

If you’re curious about the vehicle’s energy capacity or motor arrangement, don’t hold your breath. As a sedan, rather than an SUV or pickup truck, VW is promoting this vehicle for the European and Chinese premium markets. The competition from Tesla, Lucid, Mercedes-Benz and BMW will make it a difficult road even if it succeeds.

It will join the ID 3 hatchback, ID 4 compact SUV, ID 5 coupe, and ID Buzz microbus as the latest addition to VW’s increasing roster of electric cars when the ID Aero is delivered in the coming months. An extended ID 6 is also expected to be introduced to China in the future. Concepts for a huge SUV (ID Roomzz) and a dune buggy are also part of VW’s ID family (ID Buggy). MEB, Volkswagen’s modular electric vehicle platform, serves as the foundation for each of these vehicles.