Volkswagen ID.7 launched. A sedan-ish D-segment EV
Singapore - Volkswagen has just announced the launch of the latest car in its ID EV range. The ID.7, which boasts a range of up to 700km (WLTP), will arrive in Europe and key market, China, as-early-as the third quarter of 2023. VW has also mentioned that their new D-segment fastback will reach North American shores in 2024.
The ID.7 which Volkswagen dubs the “Efficiency Champion”, is the second EV to utilise the new MEB architecture, after the ID.4. The power unit, which produces 210kW (286PS), is the most powerful found in a Volkswagen ID. car to date. The battery boasts charging capacities of up to 200kW, and to help achieve its 700km range, the ID.7 has a drag coefficient of around 0.23.
On the inside, there is an all-new display and operating concept, which is fronted by a 15-inch infotainment screen. The IDA voice assistant, which is also found in the ID.4, and augmented reality technology for the head-up display, are standard equipment. Among the ID.7’s options, there is a premium Harman Kardon audio system, which includes 13 speakers, and a subwoofer in the luggage compartment. Buyers can also opt for massage seats, which have been given a seal of approval from the German Campaign for Healthier Backs (AGR).... urt urt urt… clap clap clap!
“The ID.7 is an extremely important model for the Volkswagen brand in Europe, China and North America. The ID.7 offers an attractive package that will excite both existing and new Volkswagen customers all over the world. In this Volkswagen, we are offering premium technologies that impress through their exclusivity, premium comfort and high degree of everyday usability.” mentioned Imelda Labbé, Member of the Brand Board of Management for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales.
The ID.7 boasts state-of-the-art assistance systems, which includes the Travel Assist with swarm data, which is designed to take over lateral and longitudinal control of the car, and is also able to perform assisted lane changes on multi-lane highways, at speeds above 90km/h. Another cool feature is the ID.7’s ability to park itself, without the need for the driver to be in the vehicle.
For Singapore, there is no news as-yet, on when the ID.7 will reach our shores, but if it is up to our rough guess-timation, we might get to see the car only in 2025.