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Volkswagen ID.7 wins What Car? Safety Award

The all-new Volkswagen ID.7 has picked up its first UK silverware, after What Car? magazine awarded the car its coveted Safety Award for 2024.

The accolade was announced at the magazine’s annual awards night, which is widely regarded as one of the most important events on the automotive calendar. The T-Roc also won an award – Best Small SUV for Comfort – 12 months after it won its category outright.

What Car? judges said they were particularly impressed by the way the ID.7 protects people inside and outside of the car, and how drivers can interact with its advanced technology.

The ID.7 was a clear winner in the minds of all the What Car? Safety Award judges, because it provides excellent protection for occupants of different statures, proving that Volkswagen takes an inclusive approach to safety,” said Steve Huntingford, What Car? editor. “The ID.7 also does a fine job of sharing the energy of an impact with another vehicle. But perhaps the most significant achievement of all is the performance of its active driver assistance systems, which don't interfere unless they are needed, and then work collaboratively with the driver.”

The Volkswagen ID.7 recently received a maximum five-star rating in the highly respected Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) safety test. This puts the electric fastback among the best-rated models currently on the market and, with its five-star rating, the ID.7 joins the ranks of Volkswagen’s other ID. models that have also previously received the highest Euro NCAP score. It was found to deliver excellent results in all the independent test organisation’s assessment areas, for both car occupants and unprotected road users, while also scoring well for standard assist systems such as emergency braking.

“This is the icing on our ID.7 cake,” said Phil Taylor, Head of Product Planning at Volkswagen UK. “We had great feedback from the media and public when the car was unveiled last year, and now this award further enhances the ID.7’s credentials as a superb premium electric car. What a great start to the year.”

The award-winning ID.7 is now available in our Poole showroom. Call us on 01202 713000 to book your test drive.

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