Volkswagen is targeting a range of up to 700km for its new ID7, a model based on existing MEB architecture
A series production version of the ID7 is expected to make its global premiere in the second quarter of 2023.
The ID7 will be the first fully electric sedan to be built on the existing MEB architecture and is expected to have a range of up to 700km (WLTP) on a single charge.
Volkswagen’s latest electric car will become one of ten new models to be launched by 2026.
The electric car will be offered on three continents in the near future: China, Europe and North America.
Volkswagen has announced that several new technological innovations will be introduced with the ID7, including a 15-inch central screen, an augmented reality head-up display, as well as new air conditioning controls and illuminated touch sliders.
The ID7 will also be very aerodynamic to help reduce energy consumption and increase driving range. Although not yet stated, Volkswagen says that the drag coefficient for the ID7 is “very good”.
The new electric sedan will benefit from having a long wheelbase of almost three metres, while overhangs will be short to increase interior space.
Information about electric motors and power and torque figures have not yet been released, however the ID7 could have similar outputs to the already launched ID4 GTX – 220kW/310Nm.
Volkswagen is also set to extend the lifespan of its MEB electric vehicle platform rather than jumping straight to the future SSP architecture. SSP is not expected until 2028.
And now, Volkswagen Australia has confirmed to Chasing Cars that the sporty versions of both models will be coming down under, too.
Volkswagen also confirmed that the R performance badge will continue into an electric future, meaning that the hot R brand could be allocated to the ID4 and ID5 in the future.
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