Volkswagen is presenting the brand new ID.7, the model’s first international electrical mannequin for the higher mid-size sedan class. The mix of a producer’s estimated potential vary of as much as 435 miles / 700 km (based mostly on the European WLTP cycle), a revised powertrain, spacious inside and premium applied sciences makes the ID.7 splendid for long-distance journey and opens up a brand new phase for the Volkswagen EV household. The ID.7 additionally has an enhanced customer-focused working idea and a high-quality look. The ID.7 launch is deliberate for this 12 months in Europe and China, and from 2024 in North America.
Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Passenger Vehicles: “With the ID.7 we’re taking the subsequent step in our electrical offensive. The ID.7 gives a excessive stage of consolation and lengthy ranges. By 2026, we are going to provide the broadest electrical automobile vary of all producers in Europe—from the entry-level mannequin for lower than 25,000 euros as much as the ID.7 as the brand new prime mannequin throughout the EV household. Our aim is to realize an electrical automotive share of 80 per cent in Europe by 2030. From 2033, Volkswagen will produce solely electrical autos in Europe.”
Kai Grünitz, Member of the Model Board of Administration answerable for Growth: “The ID.7 units new effectivity requirements on the premise of the modular electrical drive matrix (MEB). We’re aiming for a variety of as much as 700 kilometres2 on the WLTP customary. That is made attainable by excellent aerodynamics and by considerably elevated effectivity within the areas of the powertrain and thermal administration.”
The ID.7 is the primary MEB mannequin with a totally new, extremely environment friendly drivetrain. With 282 horsepower (210 kW), it’s the strongest and highest-torque electrical motor in a Volkswagen EV mannequin thus far. This energy variant is used within the ID.7 independently of the chosen battery measurement. The APP550 energy unit was developed with Volkswagen Group Parts in Kassel (Germany) and can be produced there.
The brand new electrical drivetrain has been optimized above all for power effectivity. Relying on the battery measurement, Volkswagen estimates that, relying on trim, WLTP ranges of as much as 435 miles (700 km) and DC quick charging capacities of as much as about 200 kW can be attainable. EPA-estimated vary isn’t but out there and can be launched nearer to the North American launch date.
The ID.7 is 195.3 inches lengthy and was designed on aerodynamic ideas. Its roof slopes elegantly to the rear, like a coupe, and contributes to a superb drag coefficient of 0.23 relying on tools. The lengthy wheelbase and brief overhangs create loads of area within the inside for all occupants.
A brand new working and show idea is launched with the ID.7. With this, Volkswagen has reacted to suggestions from its prospects and improved the working expertise. This consists of the next options as customary:
- a 15-inch infotainment system display screen
- an augmented actuality head-up show
- a brand new air con working idea built-in within the infotainment system
- Backlit contact sliders
Imelda Labbé, Member of the Model Board of Administration for Gross sales, Advertising and marketing and Aftersales: “The ID.7 is an especially vital mannequin for the Volkswagen model in Europe, North America and China. The ID.7 gives a horny bundle that may excite each current and new Volkswagen prospects all around the world. With this Volkswagen, we’re providing premium applied sciences that impress by their exclusivity, consolation and excessive diploma of on a regular basis usability.”
With the brand new therapeutic massage seats and the out there electro-chromic dimming panoramic sunroof, the ID.7 gives tools choices which can be in any other case current solely in premium rivals. The brand new panoramic sunroof with sensible glass might be switched between opaque and clear settings by contact management. Like many different features within the ID.7, the roof will also be operated via pure voice instructions, utilizing the brand new IDA voice assistant.
The elective entrance seats are additionally a brand new improvement: for the primary time in a Volkswagen, they provide adaptive Climatronic cooling or heating with a drying operate. The vary of choices is rounded off by a 700-watt sound system from Harman Kardon: 14 high-end loudspeakers, together with a entrance middle speaker and a trunk-mounted subwoofer, present a powerful audio expertise.
A full suite of level-2 prepared driver help options can be out there. One new characteristic is Park Help Professional with Reminiscence Perform as elective tools: three automated modes are built-in right here that may be activated relying on the scenario. A novel characteristic of Volkswagen’s electrical autos is presently the reminiscence operate. With this, the ID.7 constantly data the final 55 yards pushed and thus the parking scenario. The driving force both stays within the ID.7 or screens the parking process from exterior the automobile utilizing the smartphone app.
Accelerated electrical offensive: 10 new fashions by 2026. The brand new ID.7 is one among 10 new electrical fashions that can be launched by Volkswagen worldwide by 2026. This 12 months alone sees the introduction of the facelifted ID.3, the long-wheelbase ID. Buzz and the ID.7. A compact electrical SUV and the manufacturing model of the sub-€25,000 ID. 2all are deliberate for 2026. Volkswagen anticipates that this can give it the widest vary of electrical autos in contrast with its rivals. The brand new ID.7 can be produced within the Volkswagen plant in Emden for the European and North American markets. In China, the corresponding ID.7 fashions can be produced regionally.