Volkswagen’s new ID.7 electrical hatch is about to spawn a wagon physique fashion, as evidenced by a prototype noticed testing in Europe.
The ID.7 hatch is VW’s Tesla Mannequin S rival, and is confirmed by the automaker on the market within the U.S. beginning in 2024. It’ll arrive as a 2025 mannequin, and fill the void left by the discontinued Passat sedan.
The ID.7 wagon will probably make its debut in 2024, probably with the identify ID.7 Variant, or ID.7 Touring.
VW hasn’t stated whether or not the ID.7 wagon will attain the U.S. however has hinted on the risk with the disclosing of the ID.Area Vizzion, a 2019 idea that previewed the design of the ID.7 wagon, at a significant U.S. auto present. The idea made its debut on the Petersen Automotive Museum earlier than displaying up on the 2019 Los Angeles auto present per week later.
Judging by the prototype, VW does not plan to drag any surprises with the design of the ID.7 wagon. The prototype is totally devoid of camouflage gear aside from some stickers overlaying up particulars just like the lights and fascia designs.
Specs for the ID.7 wagon must be the identical or just like the ID.7 hatch. The automobile relies on Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform designed for mainstream EVs, and the hatch model includes a 116.9-inch wheelbase and 195.3-inch general size.
The ID.7 hatch was revealed with 77- and 86-kwh battery choices, although solely the smaller unit is anticipated to be supplied within the U.S. And simply the one powertrain configuration has been introduced: a 282-hp motor on the rear axle. An all-wheel-drive possibility including a second motor on the entrance axle is deliberate, although.
The ID.7 is positioned because the flagship of VW’s ID household of electrical automobiles, and consequently it packs a lot of the automaker’s newest tech. Prime-shelf objects embody an augmented actuality head-up show, a climate-control system that may direct air at an occupant or spatially to cowl the cabin, automated driver-assist for highways with automated lane modifications, and automatic park-assist with a reminiscence perform that may bear in mind a parking maneuver after which carry out it routinely.