Volkswagen has hosted the grand reveal of the New ID.7, our first global electric model for the upper mid-size class.
The combination of range up to 435 miles (WLTP), superior powertrain, spacious interior and premium technologies makes the ID.7 a comfortable cruiser for long distance travel and opens up a new segment for the ID. family.
At almost five metres long, the model also has an enhanced customer-focused operating concept and a high-quality appearance.
Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Passenger Cars (VWPC), said: “With the ID.7 we are taking the next step in our electric offensive. The limousine 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 for less than 25,000 euros up 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.”
Improved infotainment user experience
A new operating 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:
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 Travel Assist with swarm data can take over lateral and longitudinal control of the ID.7 as needed. Volkswagen developed this feature together with CARIAD, the software company of the VW Group.
If desired, the ID.7 can also use Travel Assist to support assisted lane changing on multi-lane motorway at speeds above 56 mph. The driver monitors this, but the strain of driving is significantly reduced.
When it comes to parking, the ID.7 can independently perform assisted manoeuvres in different ways. One of these is parking with memory function over a distance of up to 50 metres. For this, the driver either remains sitting in the ID.7 or monitors the parking procedure from outside the vehicle using the smartphone app.
The new ID.7 is one of 10 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.