The much-awaited unveiling of the 2025 ID.7 electric sedan by Volkswagen, in its resplendent production form, is upon us. This impressive creation is built upon the sturdy MEB platform, showcasing Volkswagen’s prowess in the electric vehicle domain.
The vehicle boasts a prodigious 282-hp electric motor, which marks a significant leap forward for the company’s electric motor technology. Furthermore, the ID.7 presents an exquisite choice of two battery packs, signifying the German automaker’s dedication to providing versatile and adaptable options for its discerning customers.
What sets the ID.7 apart from its predecessor, the ID.4 crossover, is the utilization of a more powerful electric motor and the option to select a larger battery pack, thereby increasing the range of the vehicle. The unveiling of this majestic creation without its erstwhile camouflage is indeed a spectacle to behold, even though we had the privilege of driving a prototype earlier.
Volkswagen’s formidable and intrepid strides in electric motors and battery packs manifest themselves most palpably in the ID.7 sedan, poised to be a game-changer in the automobile industry. This avant-garde vehicle is slated to be available in the United States by 2024, and we cannot wait to witness its arrival in all its magnificence.
The ID.7’s standard propulsion setup shall comprise a solitary motor driving the rear wheels, yielding a hefty 282-horsepower electrical output. This represents a considerable step up from the RWD ID.4’s 201-hp motor. In the United States, the ID.7 will initially ship with the identical 77.0-kWh battery pack as its crossover sibling. However, the company aims to achieve an EPA range of 300 miles, which lags a bit behind the ID.7’s principal rivals, including the Tesla Model 3 and the Hyundai Ioniq 6.
In other markets, a more capacious 86.0-kWh pack will be available as an option. VW claims a WLTP range of 435 miles with this alternative, which could potentially translate to more than 350 miles on the U.S. EPA cycle. Nonetheless, it’s plausible that Volkswagen may reserve this larger battery pack solely for a mightier (albeit less efficient) dual-motor all-wheel-drive variant in the States.
At first glance, the ID.7 bears the semblance of a relatively conventional four-door mid-size sedan, albeit one endowed with a hatchback configuration that furnishes ample cargo capacity. The aft seats fold down to expand the storage area. Within the passenger compartment, a new 15.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system graces the dashboard, and we hope it improves upon the ID.4’s excessively intricate software. Furthermore, the cabin appears quite roomy for five occupants. Standard issues shall include an augmented-reality head-up display, while amenities like massaging seats and a driver-assistance system with automatic lane changes will be obtainable.