Volkswagen will use next month’s Consumer Electronics Show 2023 in Las Vegas to unveil the latest member of its growing ID family of electric vehicles.
The unveiling will take place on January 3 before a formal debut at CES, being held January 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
VW plans to show a camouflaged prototype. The automaker will also confirm the vehicle’s name at the show.
A likely bet is a midsize sedan that VW unveiled in June with the ID.Aero concept car. Prototypes for the sedan, which could end up with the name ID.6 or ID.7, have already been spotted.
Volkswagen ID.Aero concept
The sedan will go on sale in China in the second half of 2023, followed by North America and Europe. Versions for sale outside of China are sourced from a Volkswagen Group plant in Emden, Germany.
It’s based on VW Group’s MEB platform, designed for mainstream electric vehicles, and should be around 16.4 feet in length.
The sedan will serve as the spiritual successor to the Passat, which will be phased out in the US after 2022. A restyled Passat is in development for the rest of the world, but is expected to only be offered as a station wagon.
VW has more ID EVs on the way. The US will finally get the ID.Buzz minivan next year and probably a three-row SUV the size of the current mid-size Atlas. A station wagon version of the upcoming sedan is also possible, as is a crossover the size of the Tiguan. Elsewhere, VW is planning an updated version of its ID.3 compact hatch, a new ID.2 subcompact crossover, as well as the much-hyped tech flagship Project Trinity.