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2023 Volkswagen Aero B Spied Again, Looks Like the Passat's Electric Replacement

Volkswagen's engineers have been spotted yet again while testing an electric sedan that is being referred to as the Aero B. It is expected to reach the market in 2023.
2023 Volkswagen Aero B prototype, considered to be the Passat's electric replacement 16 photos
2023 Volkswagen Aero B prototype, considered to be the Passat's electric replacement2023 Volkswagen Aero B prototype, considered to be the Passat's electric replacement2023 Volkswagen Aero B prototype, considered to be the Passat's electric replacement2023 Volkswagen Aero B prototype, considered to be the Passat's electric replacement2023 Volkswagen Aero B prototype, considered to be the Passat's electric replacement2023 Volkswagen Aero B prototype, considered to be the Passat's electric replacement2023 Volkswagen Aero B prototype, considered to be the Passat's electric replacement2023 Volkswagen Aero B prototype, considered to be the Passat's electric replacement2023 Volkswagen Aero B prototype, considered to be the Passat's electric replacement2023 Volkswagen Aero B prototype, considered to be the Passat's electric replacement2023 Volkswagen Aero B prototype, considered to be the Passat's electric replacement2023 Volkswagen Aero B prototype, considered to be the Passat's electric replacement2023 Volkswagen Aero B prototype, considered to be the Passat's electric replacement2023 Volkswagen Aero B prototype, considered to be the Passat's electric replacement2023 Volkswagen Aero B prototype, considered to be the Passat's electric replacement
If you are following the topic, you are aware that it is the same year when the sedan version of the Passat is reportedly scheduled to be removed from the range.

As you can observe, the prototype comes with the least camouflage we have seen it with. It is important to note that the 2023 Volkswagen Aero B prototype featured in the photo gallery does not come with its production headlights, and the same can be said about the taillights. A part of the trunk lid is also covered in camouflage extending from the rear lights.

Another element that is camouflaged is the front grille, which follows the style of the one found on the current Passat. Otherwise, everything else looks ready for production, which means that we should see several prototypes soon, and next year should mark its official reveal.

Unfortunately, we still do not know how Volkswagen will name this upcoming model. Some consider it to be the replacement of the Passat, but in an electric form, which is plausible when we take into account its size and position in the range. You can also see it as Volkswagen's Tesla Model 3 rival.

If we think about what Volkswagen currently offers in its EV range, it would be expected that the Aero B will have a single-motor setup with rear-wheel drive and 201 horsepower. Continuing the idea, we would expect VW to offer an all-wheel-drive model later on, with a dual-motor setup and up to 300 horsepower.

Volkswagen has already demonstrated this strategy with its MEB platform on the ID.3 and ID.4 models, so it would not surprise anyone to see the German marque offer the same powertrain on its upcoming electric sedan.

The launch of the all-wheel-drive model with up to 300 horsepower might be conditioned by customer demand and market estimates, but that is another story.

 
 
 
 
 

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