Volkswagen Group of America have given a glimpse at the next model of their ID family with the VW ID.7 electric saloon at the world’s most influential tech event CES 2023 in Las Vegas. The VW ID.7 is the German firm’s first fully electric sedan based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) and can achieve ranges of up to 700 kilometers (WLTP).
MEB permits realization of an aerodynamic design and a generous interior concept
In terms of its style, the ID.7 follows the design language of the fully electric ID. model family. The characteristic features of the sedan include the aerodynamic front section and roof, which both help to reduce energy consumption and increase the range. Air intakes located in the front end guide the air flowing through them down the sides of the vehicle to the rear in a targeted way. They therefore form an air curtain, which calms the air flow at the sides of the vehicle. The roof slopes to the rear and thus contributes to the very good drag coefficient of the ID.7.
The car was unveiled in a smart camouflaged livery, which utilizes unique technology and multi-layered electroluminescent paintwork to create light effects on different parts of the vehicle. This is interactive feature symbolizes the next step in the digitalization of the future flagship model of the VW ID family.
Volkswagen also confirmed a host of innovations exclusive to the ID.7 such as a 15-inch touchscreen infotainment system which introduces a new human-machine interface including a new layout for the climate control buttons on the home screen, and “integrated smart air vents”.
“With the new ID.7, we are extending our electric model range into the upper segments,” says Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Passenger Cars. “The sedan will offer top-class technology and quality. The ID.7 is one of ten new electric models that we are planning to launch by 2026. Our goal? To deliver suitable products for our customers in every single segment.”
The ID.7 will be revealed in full later this year, with full technical details and specifications set to be outlined at the car’s unveiling in the second quarter of 2023.