The Volkswagen ID.7 is now on sale in the UK, offering an electric driving range of up to 384 miles, ultra-rapid charging of up to 175 kW, and a power output of 286 PS. Prices start at £55,570.
An ID.7 model will be available with an even longer electric range of around 430 miles from a larger battery in 2024.
Although the ID.7 is described as a saloon, it actually has a hatchback with a 500-litre boot. Its slippery ‘fastback’ shape with a low drag coefficient of 0.23 Cd is a key factor behind the ID.7’s long driving range.
The ID.7 can be plugged in at a charger and the logging in, charging and paying all takes place automatically thanks to Plug & Charge.
Electric air vents and smart air conditioning are featured, which the car initiates automatically as the driver approaches with the key, along with a new panoramic sunroof with smart glass which can be switched between opaque and transparent by touch control or by voice command.
The ID.7 has a 15-inch touchscreen and an augmented reality head-up display as standard, and the driver can choose their own ‘favourites’ buttons. And there are now illuminated sliders to control cabin temperature – the first time that Volkswagen has been able to implement this change so that the driver can see the temperature controls at night since the ID. models were first launched in the UK in 2020. Volkswagen says that this update has been introduced “in response to feedback from customers”.
Also for the first time on a Volkswagen ID. model, operation of the air conditioning is integrated into the first level of the infotainment system, with the different functions of the air conditioning visible at all times on the screen.
Seats with massage programmes and dynamic air conditioning aim to ensure the ID.7 offers maximum comfort on long journeys.
Last year, Volkswagen handed over more than 330,000 all-electric vehicles to customers worldwide.