The Aero B was spied close to the Nurburgring.
While Ford and others have practically abandoned the sedan body style completely in America, other automakers are holding on to this traditional body style. Volkswagen is one such company, even though the Passat has met its demise in this country. The German marque still sells the lovely Arteon, an exceedingly underrated sedan, and isn't done with the Jetta yet. With electrification taking over, VW is also working on an electric sedan codenamed the Aero B. This sedan was first spied at the beginning of the year, and now our quick photographers have caught it loitering around the streets close to the Nurburgring.
Earlier spy shots gave us a decent look at the Aero B's profile and overall styling, which draws inspiration from 2019's ID. Space Vizzion concept. But whereas the concept was a wagon, the Aero B is more of a fastback-style sedan much like the Tesla Model 3. The latest round of spy shots reveals what looks to be production-ready taillight clusters. The camouflage isn't overly heavy but has been smartly placed to conceal details like the grille and headlights.
Overall, as with the ID.4, VW appears to be going for a fairly conventional design instead of the futuristic, sometimes alienating form of other EVs. This could very well be a new Jetta or Passat if we didn't know any better.
The Aero B will likely ride on the VW Group's proven MEB platform and should be available with both rear-wheel drive and a dual-motor all-wheel-drive version. A GTX-badged model could be on the way too. For reference, the dual-motor ID.4 makes 302 horsepower.
Besides the Model 3, the Aero B will also compete with the Polestar 2 and the Hyundai Ioniq 6. We'll know more about VW's classy electric sedan when it arrives next year, most likely as a 2024 model. An official reveal should take place before then.