Electric Volkswagen ID. Aero expected to oust the ailing VW Arteon in 2024
Due to the persistently high gas prices in many countries around the, electric vehicles continue to be in high demand. But like most carmakers, Volkswagen also continues to offer numerous cars with traditional internal combustion engines in practically all important market segments. However, this will apparently change pretty soon, as the release of the luxury Volkswagen ID. Aero sedan could be detrimental to the future of the upscale VW Arteon.
According to a report by InsideEVs, the VW ID. Aero is expected to immediately replace the Volkswagen Arteon after its expected US release in 2024. The source refers to the poor sales numbers of the Arteon as the reason for the discontinuation of the company's most luxurious sedan, which only generates an average of 4,000 sales per year according to this statistic. This indicates that the Arteon is one of the lowest-volume Volkswagen models in the US, and therefore, the electric VW ID. Aero should easily manage to surpass these numbers thanks to the unprecedented demand in the EV market.
Meanwhile, it remains unclear whether or not the Volkswagen Arteon will stay in automaker’s lineup in other countries around the world, as the sedan is scheduled to get a smallish interior refresh on its home market of Germany very soon. In the US, the ID. Aero would be the third electric VW vehicle alongside the stylish ID.4 and the spacious ID. Buzz. The 77 kWh battery of the VW ID. Aero concept car provides a decent range of up to 385 miles per charge, which means that the electric sedan could have a lot to offer in the assumed price segment of around US$50,000. Most notably, the Volkswagen ID. Aero would be a direct competitor to the much smaller Tesla Model 3, whose base model now starts at a steep US$46,990 after several hefty price increases over the past few months.
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