First look at the new ID.7
The stage is set for the ID.7, making its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, and providing consumers with a glimpse of what's next in Volkswagen's fully electric offering.
The ID.7 sedan will be clad in smart camouflage, which uses unique technology and multi-layered paintwork to create light effects on parts of the vehicle. A total of 22 areas of the vehicle can be controlled separately and, if connected to a sound system, the rhythm is visualised by illumination of the individual areas. This interactive feature symbolises the next step in the digitalisation of the future flagship model of the ID. family.
“With the new ID.7, we are extending our electric model range into the upper segments. The sedan will offer top-class technology and quality. The ID.7 is one of ten new electric models that we are planning to launch by 2026. Our goal? To deliver suitable products for our customers in every single segment,” says Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Passenger Cars.
The ID.7 offers an innovative climate and comfort experience
With its latest model based on the MEB, VW has responded to customer feedback and improved the user experience in the relevant areas. A host of innovations come as standard in the ID.7:
- the new display concept
- the augmented reality head-up display
- a 15-inch screen
- new air conditioning controls integrated into the first level of the infotainment system
- illuminated touch sliders
The new air conditioning concept with intelligent vents offers a number of functions. For instance, the ID.7 can detect when the driver is approaching based on their key and will already start to cool the interior on hot summer days or heat the interior on cold days before the driver gets into the vehicle. Newly designed “Smart Air Vents” control the flow of air and move dynamically to distribute the air over large areas as quickly as possible. If there are passengers in the car, the air can be directed straight to the body or ventilate the interior indirectly. These functions are visible at all times on the new large display and can be activated and saved individually for each user. Special requests can be activated using voice commands. If the user says “Hello Volkswagen, my hands are cold!”, the ID.7 responds by starting the steering wheel heating function. At the same time, warm air is directed towards the hands.
MEB permits realisation of an aerodynamic design and a generous interior concept
In terms of its style, the ID.7 follows the design language of the fully electric ID. model family. The characteristic features of the sedan include the aerodynamic front section and roof, which both help to reduce energy consumption and increase the range. Air intakes located in the front end guide the air flowing through them down the sides of the vehicle to the rear in a targeted way. They therefore form an air curtain, which calms the air flow at the sides of the vehicle. The roof slopes to the rear and thus contributes to the very good drag coefficient of the ID.7. The range is up to around 700 kilometers2 (WLTP).
Like all other models in the ID. family, the ID.7 is based on the MEB of the Volkswagen Group. The advantages of the modular matrix with short overhangs and long wheelbase (2.97 meters) provide benefits for the interior. In the ID.7, this results in the character of a luxury sedan with an especially spacious feel.
After the ID.3, ID.4, ID.5 and ID.6 (only in China) models and the new ID. Buzz, the ID.7 will be the sixth model from the ID. family and is Volkswagen’s second global car to be based on the MEB after the ID.4.
The ID.7 is set to make its world premiere this summer, and we will keep you up-to-day every step of the way.