Next year, Volkswagen will launch the long-awaited ID.7, an electric sedan called to replace the current Passat (which will only continue to be sold with the Variant family body) and Arteon. Located in segment D (medium sedans), the new model will rival the Hyundai IONIQ 6 and Tesla Model 3, among others.
Until now, the vehicle had been captured on several occasions during its development tests; However, now Volkswagen itself has shown us a sneak peek during the press conference offered by Herbert Diess, CEO of the company, on the occasion of the 2022 Annual Media Conference.
The image shared by the firm, a simple conceptual sketch, shows us that the ID.7 (known internally as Aero B) will sport an evolved design language compared to the current members of the ID family (ID.3, ID. 4, ID.5, ID.6, ID.Buzz), although it will maintain key elements such as the torn optics attached to the brand’s logo through an LED strip.
Available with liftback and estate bodies, the Volkswagen ID.7 will draw inspiration from the lines of the ID prototypes. Vizzion Concept and ID. Space Vizzion Concept, although it will show a slightly less radical design. Like the ID.4, it will be a global model, as it will be sold in the main world markets (China, the United States, Europe…).
The Volkswagen ID.7 will have about 700 kilometers of autonomy
Based on the modular MEB platform, it will be available with various battery packs, including one with 77 kWh and another with around 100 kWh. With the latter, it should be able to approve a maximum autonomy of 700 km WLTP, becoming the electric Volkswagen with the longest range in the range.
It will also include an optimized charging system with powers between 170 (77 kWh version) and 200 kW (100 kWh version), which will allow it to recover 230 km WLTP in just 10 minutes, as well as go from 5 to 80% of charges in just 30 minutes. As for the powertrains, they should be available with rear and all-wheel drive.
The Volkswagen Group plans to launch another two models derived from the ID.7 under the CUPRA and Skoda brands. The first will bet on a more sporty character than its German brother, while the second will have an eminently family orientation, standing between the current Octavia and Superb.