Volkswagen reveals flagship ID.7

Volkswagen has presented the new ID.7, the brand’s first global electric model for the upper mid-size class. The carmaker says a combination of ranges of up to 700km (WLTP), superior powertrain, spacious interior and premium technologies makes the ID.7 a comfy, premium long distance travel option and opens up a new segment for the ID. family.

Apr 18, 2023

The ID.7 is the first all-electric Volkswagen for the upper mid-size class and will be the halo model for the growing ID. family of models. Offering a combination of excellent aerodynamics and a new, more efficient drivetrain, the Volkswagen ID.7 also debuts a new display and operating environment, a new air conditioning system, Climatronic seats with massage function and a panoramic sunroof with switchable smart glass.

The new Volkswagen ID.7 is the first MEB model with a completely new, highly efficient drive generation. Offering 210kW, it is the most powerful and highest-torque electric drive motor in a Volkswagen ID. model so far. The power variant is used in the ID.7 independently of the chosen battery size.

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 kilometres and charging capacities of up to about 200kW will be possible. Volkswagen says the ID.7 underlines its long-distance suitability for frequent drivers and fleet customers.

The ID.7 is almost five metres long and was designed based on aerodynamic principles. Its roof slopes elegantly to the rear in coupé style, while the long wheelbase and short overhangs create plenty of space in the vehicle interior for all occupants.

A new operating and display concept has been introduced in the ID.7. With this, Volkswagen has reacted to feedback from its customers and improved the operating experience in relevant areas. This following features are now included as standard include a 38-centimetre (15-inch) infotainment system screen, an augmented reality head-up display system, and a new air conditioning operating concept integrated on the top level of the infotainment system.

With the new massage seats and the electronically dimmable panoramic sunroof, the ID.7 offers equipment options that are otherwise present only in the higher classes of premium competitors. The new panoramic sunroof with smart glass can be switched between opaque and transparent settings by touch control. Like many other functions in the ID.7, the roof can also be operated by means of natural voice commands – this takes place using the new IDA voice assistant.

The optional front seats are also a new development: for the first time in a Volkswagen, they optionally offer adaptive seat Climatronic – with cooling or heating as required and also a drying function. A massage function with a seal of approval from the German Campaign for Healthier Backs (AGR) is also available. The range of options is rounded off by a 700-watt sound system from Harman Kardon: 14 high-end loudspeakers, including centre speaker at the front and subwoofer in the luggage compartment, provide an impressive sound experience with the new Volkswagen limousine.

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 wheelbase and the ID.7. An electric compact SUV and the production version of the ID. 2all. Volkswagen says this will give it 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. In China, the corresponding ID.7 models will be produced locally. News of a New Zealand market release for the ID.7 is yet to be announced.