Getting to Know the ID. AERO, VW’s First All-Electric Sedan

December 19th, 2022 by

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And When to Expect This Electric Vehicle at Your Local Volkswagen Dealer

The Volkswagen ID.4 was the very first electric vehicle effort from the VW brand, and to say it met expectations is a massive understatement. It absolutely shattered them.

Among all its various accolades and “best-of” list appearances, the VW ID.4 was the winner of the 2021 World Car of the Year Award and was recognized as one of Wards 10 Best User Experiences. Right out of the gate, the VW ID.4 eclipsed other electric vehicle brands that had long enjoyed dominating the space.

The bar was set, and boy, was it set high. That’s right around when drivers and auto industry folks started asking that dreaded two-word question: what’s next?

When you reach the summit of the mountain on your first try, that can put an automaker in a precarious position. Nobody wants to fall into a sophomore slump – least of all, VW. Since the release of the ID.4 to mass acclaim, the pressure has been on for the automaker to drop a sequel that improves upon perfection.

Although it won’t be arriving for some time, VW may have a worthy contender to take the mantle of “best electric vehicle” in their upcoming ID. AERO – their first all-electric sedan.

Getting to Know the ID. AERO

Volkswagen has a few electric vehicles in the pipeline…the ID.Buzz, the ID.LIFE, the ID.5 – but the ID. AERO will be the first sedan they release in the electric vehicle category. Everything we’ve seen from the ID lineup has always been future-forward in their design, but the ID. AERO takes this to another level.

This four-door sedan looks like it was inspired by automobiles worthy of a sci-fi adaptation, boasting clean lines and advanced aerodynamics – a spaceship on wheels. VW designers put the utmost thought and care into creating a worthy heir apparent to the discontinued Passat. It may very well be the most stylish sedan ever to be released under the VW banner.

Regarding performance specs and other key attributes, the details are few with many unknowns still at play. Here’s what industry experts are predicting about this new electric car:

  • The ID. AERO will continue to utilize the Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB)
  • It is projected to compete against the Tesla Model 3 in the EV sedan space
  • It is projected to use a 77 kWh battery
  • It is estimated to be able to drive between 300 – 385 miles on a single charge; at minimum, it will be able to drive 275 miles on a single charge (same as VW ID.4 Pro)
  • It is projected to be offered in RWD and AWD drivetrains
  • It is projected to provide 339 lb-ft of torque and 295 horsepower (if using a dual-motor)
  • It will likely be equipped with the IQ.DRIVE suite of features
  • It will be offered in China first in 2023 to be immediately followed by a domestic release
  • It will likely have multiple trim offerings
  • It is estimated that the starting MSRP will be between $35,000 – $50,000
  • It will include Carefree Coverage warranty

Much of the story surrounding the ID.AERO is still developing. The best estimate we have right now is that it will be released domestically in 2024. That means that industry reviews and comprehensive feature and performance specs should be released to the public sometime this year. As always, we’ll continue to keep you posted on the ID.AERO and all the other new electric cars in the VW pipeline.

Looking for an Electric Vehicle? Visit Your Local Volkswagen Dealer at VW SouthTowne!

The ID.AERO is the electric vehicle of the future. The VW ID.4, on the other hand, is the electric vehicle of today. If you’re considering a VW electric car for sale, the best way to see if it lives up to your expectations is by taking a test drive. Here at your local Volkswagen dealer at VW SouthTowne, we carry the game-changing VW ID.4 in several different trim levels.

It’s also worth noting that VW SouthTowne is currently running our Sign Then Drive event. For a limited time, we’re offering buyers of new vehicles $0 due at signing, $0 in deposits, and zero payments for the first four months of ownership.

Not yet in the market for a new car? How about a used car instead? As the leading dealership in Utah, we carry a wide variety of used cars and certified pre-owned vehicles that have undergone a 100+ point inspection. No matter what type of vehicle you’re in the market for and no matter your budget, we’re sure to have the perfect VW for you!

You can test drive any of our vehicles simply by coming down to our dealership, conveniently located at 11000 South 290 West in South Jordan. You can also book a test drive appointment by calling (801) 988-5825 or by emailing us via the contact form on our website.

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