Volkswagen stepped-up its pace and introduced the ID7 as a new, larger vehicle on the market based on the same MEB platform used for the ID.3, ID.4, and ID.Buzz, and the new model was set as an all-electric replacement for the well-known Passat.
After investing billions in the MEB platform, the German automaker started to get its first results. All ID.-badged vehicles were very appreciated by customers. Yet, those looking for a large-sized electric sedan made by Volkswagen had to wait more for something to suit their tastes. But that eventually came in the spring of 2023.
With a length that was on par with other premium mid-size sedans, the ID.7 showed a front fascia that sported the carmaker's design language for electric vehicles. The slim LED light strip that connected the angular, swept-back headlights was interrupted only by the carmaker's badge. Lower on the bumper, the automaker placed a pair of T-shaped side scoops that flanked a trapezoidal-shaped grille needed to cool the electrical system. From its profile, the fluid lines of the bodywork showed just rounded lines and curved shapes towards the fastback-looking greenhouse. And, unlike the Passat and the Arteon, it featured a big, sloped-down tailgate, which also accommodated a red LED strip between the taillights.
Inside, Volkswagen installed a completely digital dashboard fronting the driver. Next to it, on the center stack, placed a 15” touchscreen for the infotainment system. At the front, occupants could enjoy the bucket seats with mild bolstering, while at the back, there was enough room for three adult-sized passengers.
Since the automaker made the ID.7 on the MEB platform, it could use the single-motor or the dual-motor setup for the rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive system, respectively.
ENGINE SPECS - (286 HP)
|Total maximum power:||210.4 kw (286 hp)|