2023 Volkswagen ID.6 Electric Sedan Spied Again With Mule Body

2023 Volkswagen ID.6 Electric Sedan – The final version of the Volkswagen ID. Vizzion concept – set to be in 2023 the Volkswagen ID.6 – has been photographed during tests in Europe. Aero B, codenamed “Aero”, the brand new, all-electric coupe-style Volkswagen car was often speculated to take on the ID.6 moniker, which is just above the brand new ID.4 as well as ID.5 SUVs. However, the unveiling of a similar-named seven-seat ID.6 SUV designed for China in April stopped those theories, pushing speculation of the mid-sized car to more ‘7’ and badges instead.

2023 Volkswagen ID.6 Electric Sedan
2023 Volkswagen ID.6 Electric Sedan

2023 Volkswagen ID.6 Electric Sedan Review

But, during the German brand’s press event at the Munich motor show, Volkswagen passenger cars boss Ralf Brandstatter said that the ID.6 name will continue to be in use, and announced “Every year we will launch a new electric model … The ID Buzz will enter the market next year, and the ID.6, a highly-emotional four-door coupe, will follow in 2023.” The model shown will be the sporty sedan (or four-door coupe) version of the brand new ID.6 Brandstatter confirmed on LinkedIn in the latter half of 2020 that a long-roofed wagon version will also be offered, with a design influenced by this year’s ID. Space Vizzion concept – with two body styles – to go into the market in 2023.

However, Volkswagen engineers have made an effort to disguise the car as a petrol-powered, US-market Jetta by applying vinyl wraps on the front and back that resemble grilles, vents, and bigger lighting units – the use of the door handles that are flush across models such as the ID.4, ID.5 and ID.6 SUVs give the electric car’s its identity away. The car seems to be an automobile instead of a liftback and the body-colored wrap around the lid of the boot obscures the tail-light bar that is full-width, like that of the Space Vizzion ID concept. The ID. Vizzion concept’s design will be modified to make it more practical and the car that is scheduled for production to feature an elongated glasshouse (with an elevated roofline) and a body, which is around 4900 to 4950mm in length, based on Drive’s estimates. It will be able to fit into the space between 4775mm in the current gasoline-powered Passat as well as the 513mm concept. The basis of the ID.6 and the other Volkswagen ID electric models is the brand’s MEB modular design, which has all models starting from the ID.3 small car up to the ID.6 big car using the rear-wheel drive as a standard feature and all-wheel drive available as an alternative.

2023 Volkswagen ID.6 Electric Sedan Interior
2023 Volkswagen ID.6 Electric Sedan Interior

Created exclusively specifically for vehicles powered by electric power, this structure lets the wheels be pulled further toward the edges of the car and thereby resulting in an approximate 3000mm wheelbase in the ID.6 and allowing for an interior that is comparable to Volkswagen’s Phaeton flagship car according to Ralf Brandstatter’s 2020 LinkedIn post. The CEO also said that the flagship models will come with all-electric driving ranges that extend 700 km, with speculation suggesting using an 84 kWh lithium-ion battery, which is more than the 77kWh battery found in other MEB-powered vehicles.

The UK’s Autocar informs us that The ID.6 lineup will be accompanied by a speed-driven, all-wheel-drive GTX version, which is capable of an 0-100km/h acceleration time that is 5.6 seconds, according to details from Volkswagen chief of research and development Frank Welsch. Beginning models will have an 8.5-second run and the higher-end model will offer 200kW DC fast charging, capable of extending the range to 230km in just 10 minutes. With Brandstatter confirming that the brand new 2023 Volkswagen ID.6 will “launch” in the calendar year 2023, we can expect to see and hear more about Volkswagen’s electric four-door in the next 12-18 months, as well as its wagon-based sibling. It’s not clear which country the car will be offered for sale. A footnote from an earlier speech by Volkswagen Group boss Herbert Diess said that the new Passat-sized ID.6 isn’t available for sale in Europe in contrast to Autocar’s report. However, a car with the ID.6 is already available for sale in the sedan-loving Chinese market, which is not related to the four-door model that is being introduced.

2023 Volkswagen ID.6 Electric Sedan Specs
2023 Volkswagen ID.6 Electric Sedan Specs

2023 Volkswagen ID.6 Electric Sedan Rumors

Another alternative can be found in North America, where traditional sedans are still able to sell moderately and the Passat the fifth most-seller Volkswagen within the US in the first quarter of 2021 despite the production of the mid-sized car that is slated to end at Volkswagen’s plant located in Chattanooga, Tennessee (though the new ID.6 will be made in Emden, Germany). If Volkswagen Australia opts to bring the brand new ID.6 to showrooms in the local area It would be a follow-up to ID.4 medium SUV and the ID.4 medium SUV as well as the ID.3 hatchback and the latter being designated as the first vehicle to be introduced within the ID range for introduction locally. It’s not known the exact date when the Volkswagen Australia ID electronic car rollout will start according to the timeframe laid in the announcement by Volkswagen Australia moving into 2023 since markets that have stricter emissions standards like Europe get production priority.