Just as the Volkswagen Tiguan has an all-electric alternative in the form of the ID.4, the Passat will soon achieve a zero-emission equivalent. Provisionally known as the Aero B, the EV sedan was recently spotted being tested on public roads (see related links below) with a clever disguise making it look like a Jetta. However, we’ve seen VW play these tricks a number of times in the past and we know there’s a different design language behind the camouflage.
We applied all of our automotive industry expertise to build this exclusive render previewing the production version of the Aero B sedan. The result is a sleek-looking all-electric sedan with athletic shapes and a very modern overall appearance. We don’t want to brag too much, but if the current car looks like this concept, we’ll be very happy with the end product.
The front end is clearly inspired by Volkswagen’s ID division for electric vehicles. Specifically, the front fairing looks like an oversized ID.4, especially in the lower part of the bumper, while the headlights are slightly more elongated and have different internal graphics.
On the side there are large wheels with a two-tone finish which would probably look great on today’s Passat and Arteons. Thanks to the muscular wheel arches, the Aero B shown here appears to be a bit taller than the current Passat, although that may only be a visual illusion. At the moment, we do not have the exact dimensions of this car.
Early information regarding the powertrains suggests there could be single- or dual-engine versions, as well as a top-of-the-line GTX. No power figure is available at this time, but it is believed that the flagship model will be able to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (0-100 km / h) in about 5.6 seconds. If this turns out to be true, the most powerful Aero B will be much faster than any other Passat on the market today.