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Volkswagen ID7 2023: what to expect from Volkswagen’s flagship electric sedan


Volkswagen is targeting a range of up to 700km for its new ID7, a model based on existing MEB architecture

Volkswagen America has announced that it will be bringing its latest flagship electric product, the ID7, to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, USA this week in concept guise. 

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. 

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The new Volkswagen ID7 in concept form has a pretty interesting paint scheme

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. 

What we know so far about the Volkswagen ID7

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Inside the Volkswagen ID7 with its large 15-inch screen

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.

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The Volkswagen ID7 is due for a global debut in the second quarter of 2023

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 GTX220kW/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

An international launch is exciting, but what about Australia?

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The ID7 hasn’t been confirmed for Australia just yet

While the upcoming ID7 is not yet confirmed for Australia, the models that are locked in are the ID4 and ID5

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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