Prototype VW ID.7 electric sedan unveiled before CES 2023
Volkswagen late Tuesday introduced the next salvo in its onslaught of EVs in the form of the ID.7, a mid-size sedan that will replace the Passat in the US
VW has only shown off a prototype in camouflage, though the automaker has also provided a look at the interior. Prototype is due to appearance at CES 2023 in Las Vegas, taking place January 5 to 8 and will appear without camo gear in Q2 2023.
The same prototype for ID.7 has been discovered in nature for over a year and VW also previewed the design last June with ID.Aero concept car. The ID.7’s design has been toned down somewhat from that of the ID.Aero, though it’s still shaping up to be an attractive option in the EV market thanks to its coupe-like styling and typical ID styling features. .
The ID.7 has a wheelbase of 116.9 inches and is expected to have an overall length of about 197 inches. Its platform is VW Group’s MEB platform designed for mainstream electric vehicles, and maximum range as measured by the EPA is expected to be 300 miles north.
VW describes the ID.7 as the flagship of its ID electric vehicle lineup, and to match this positioning, the automaker has equipped the sedan with class-leading cabin technology. Confirmed features include an augmented reality windshield display, a 15-inch touchscreen for the infotainment and a climate control system that directs air at the occupants of the vehicle. or cover the cabin by space. VW has also included a touch slider for many of the controls, which can be difficult to use while driving, although the automaker has also included a voice-activated feature that can play a role. replacement for the touch slider in many cases.
China will be ID.7’s first market, with sales due to begin there in the second half of 2023. Sales in North America and Europe will follow shortly after, meaning it has may come to the United States as a sample in 2024.
While ID.7 will serve as the spiritual successor to the retired Passat in the US after 2022, Redesigned Passat being developed for the rest of the world, maybe just a wagon.
VW is about to have more EV IDs coming soon, as the ID.7 is one of only 10 EVs the automaker will launch in 2026. The US is finally getting it. ID.Buzz mini truck next year, and will probably also see a Three-row SUV about the size of the current Atlas mid-sizer. A wagon version of ID.7 is also a possibility, as is a crossover about the size of the Tiguan. Elsewhere, VW plans updated version of ID.3 compact hatcha new one Small crossover ID.2and much hyped The Trinity Project’s technological flagship.