2024 Volkswagen ID. Aero electric car revealed: price, specs and release date
The four-door saloon, first shown as the ID. Vizzion concept in 2019, is likely to be called the ID.6 by the time it goes on sale in the first half of 2024. It will crown Volkswagen’s growing line-up of electric cars, which currently consists of the ID.3 hatchback, the ID.4 and ID.5 SUVs and the ID. Buzz people carrier.
No pictures of the ID. Aero’s interior has been revealed, but it’s expected to offer seating for five, and the infotainment is likely to be similar to that offered in the existing ID cars.
In the ID.5, the most recent model we’ve driven, infotainment is presented on a 12.0in touchscreen that sits high on the dashboard and is controllable by touch or natural speech recognition. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring is expected, alongside enough USB ports to keep your family’s devices charged up.
The production-ready ID.6 is expected to be able to charge at the same 135kW rate as the ID.4 and ID.5, meaning a 10-80% top-up could take around half an hour if you can find a suitably powerful charging point.
No prices have been revealed for the ID.6, but as the flagship of Volkswagen’s electric car range, it’s expected to start from around £ 60,000. That’s around the same as a top-end Model 3 in today’s money, and more than the i4.
Despite the upcoming ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in 2030, it’s not thought that the ID.6 will indirectly replace the Volkswagen Passat executive car. Instead, it’s expected that the model will continue in plug-in hybrid form until around 2035.
An estate version of the ID.6, based on 2019’s ID. Space Vizzion concept car, is also planned, but won’t go on sale until 2025 at the earliest. As with every other ID-badged model, too, hot GTX versions of both the saloon and the estate are also on the way.
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