After a hatchback (ID.3), three SUVs (ID.4, ID.5, ID.6) and a van (ID.Buzz), Volkswagen will expand its line of dedicated electric cars with sedans. Peek from Wolfsburg has been teasing this car since 2018 when ID. Vizzion launched, followed by ID. Aero last year. At CES 2023, VW revealed its third and final concept as a near-production vehicle with the final name – ID.7.
Its blazing camouflage with 40 layers of paint has now been carefully removed by a third party predictor of the electric sedan’s production design. This isn’t VW’s first foray into the electric sedan segment since the e-Lavida has been in China for several years, but the ID.7 will be the first to be available globally. That will include the United States where it will be joined by the ID.4 and the upcoming long-wheelbase ID. buzzing.
This will be quite large considering that the latest concept has a wheelbase of 2.97 meters (117 inches) and an overall length of 4.94 meters (194.5 inches). At 1.86 meters (73.2 inches) wide and 1.53 meters (60.2 inches) high, and given the electric-only MEB platform, the interior should be surprisingly spacious.
VW is staying tight-lipped about the ID.7, but we do know the ID 2022. The Aero concept sits on 22-inch wheels and has a low drag coefficient of 0.23. Its unspecified battery pack has enough power for a maximum range in a WLTP cycle of 385 miles (620 kilometers), but VW now says the ID.7 can cover up to 435 miles (700 kilometers). The figure is based on “simulated WLTP cycles”, so the EPA number will be lower.
Further production models will be sold in China, Europe and North America, with the version sold on the Old Continent to be produced in Emden (Germany) where ID. 4 also assembled. This US destination car is scheduled to go on sale next year. It will be interesting to see if a wagon version will follow given the 2018 ID. The Vizzion is followed a year later by the long-roof ID. Vizzion Room concept.
Meanwhile, the production-ready ID.7 will open in the second quarter of 2022.