Volkswagen has unveiled the new ID.7, the brand’s first global electric model for the upper mid-size class. The combination of ranges up to 700 kilometres (WLTP)2, superior powertrain, spacious interior, and premium technologies makes the ID.7 a comfortable long-distance drive in a new segment for the ID. family. Almost five metres long, the model also has a high-quality appearance. The launch of the ID.7 is scheduled for Q4 in Ireland. Pricing will be announced nearer launch.
The new electric drive has been optimised above all in terms of its energy consumption. Depending on the battery sizes, it is predicted that WLTP ranges of up to 700 kilometres2 and charging capacities of up to about 200 kW will be possible. The ID.7 therefore underlines its long-distance suitability for frequent drivers and fleet customers.
The ID.7 was designed based on aerodynamic principles. Its roof slopes elegantly to the rear in coupé style and contributes to achieving an excellent drag coefficient of about 0.23 depending on the vehicle equipment. Volkswagen claims that the long wheelbase and short overhangs create plenty of space in the vehicle interior for all occupants.
A new operating and display concept is introduced in the ID.7. With this, Volkswagen has reacted to feedback from its customers and improved the operating experience in relevant areas. This includes the following features as standard:
− a 38-centimetre (15-inch) infotainment system screen
− the augmented reality head-up display
− a new air conditioning operating concept integrated on the top level of the infotainment system as well as freely assignable favourites buttons
− a backlit touch slider
The new ID.7 is one of ten new electric models that will be launched by Volkswagen by 2026. This year alone sees the introduction of the new ID.3, the ID. Buzz with long wheelbase1 and the ID.7. An electric compact SUV1 and the production version of the ID. 2all1 at a price of less than 25,000 euros are planned for 2026. This will give the car manufacturer the widest range of electric vehicles compared with its competitors. The new ID.7 will be produced in the Volkswagen plant in Emden (Germany) for the European and North American markets.
Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Passenger Cars said at the launch, “With the ID.7 we are taking the next step in our electric offensive. The saloon offers a high level of comfort and long ranges. Already by 2026, we will offer the widest electric range of all manufacturers in Europe – from the entry-level model to the ID.7 as the new top model within the ID. family. Our goal is to achieve an electric car share of 80 per cent in Europe by 2030. As from 2033, Volkswagen will produce only electric vehicles in Europe.”