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Volkswagen teases Beijing auto show concept preview of rival Tesla 2023

Volkswagen has confirmed the arrival of a new concept car at the Beijing Motor Show in April, which will preview the next member of the all-electric ID. line up.

Teased at the brand’s 2022 annual conference, the car will be an electric sedan positioned as a zero-emissions alternative to the Passat, but with a sportier and sleeker profile. Boasting a claimed range of 435 miles, VW is aiming squarely at models such as the Tesla Model 3 and Hyundai’s upcoming Ioniq 6.

This isn’t the first time Volkswagen has shown ID. preview of an electric sedan. The mark revealed the ID. Vizzion concept at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, although the updated concept’s impending arrival in China leaves question marks over the production model’s potential availability in Europe when it finally arrives next year .

Volkswagen brand CEO Ralf Brandstatter said the “first” cars would be delivered to customers in China in the second half of 2023, but did not explicitly confirm a timeline for a European launch. However, the brand was spied testing the production version of the car in Europe.

“It gives a preview of the next ID. family member design. It has an aerodynamic design, a high range of 700 km (435 miles),” said Brandstatter, hinting that the car will arrive using a stretched version of the group’s MEB platform with a large battery capacity.

The teaser image suggests a sleek sedan with the sportiest interpretation of the ID. range design language we’ve seen so far. The slender headlights are joined by a full-width front light bar, while the smooth side cladding contrasts with a sporty front apron, with aggressive, angular air intakes.

Volkswagen filed several additional digital identifiers. names for future models. Thus, the new sedan could don the ID.7, 8 or 9 badge.

Another future Volkswagen, the new Passat, has been the subject of spy tests, find out more here…

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