Volkswagen ID 7 will start from £55k

The Volkswagen ID 7 will be more expensive than the Hyundai Ioniq 6, BMW i4, Polestar 2 and Tesla Model 3 when it goes on sale in January 2024, priced at £55,570.

The Pro Launch Edition comes with 19in alloys, a 15in infotainment system and heated front seats as standard, as well as a free home wall charger and £750 in public charging credits.

Pricing for other models have yet to be announced but we anticipate cheaper trim levels to be offered in the future.

The ID 7 saloon was revealed earlier this year as the brand’s long-awaited first electric saloon. It will rival the Tesla Model 3 with a brand-new infotainment software, driving dynamics that major on long-distance travel and a range of up to 435 miles.

The regular ID 7 will launch in Europe and China this autumn, with the US following in 2024.

Two batteries will be available: a 77kWh pack (used in existing ID models) giving a 382-mile range and 170kW charging; and a new 86kWh unit that allows 435 miles between recharges and top ups at up to 200kW. In the fastest Pro S guise, a 0-62mph time of around 6.0sec is achievable.

The saloon measures nearly five metres long and has a wheelbase of around three metres, making it larger than the Volkswagen Passat, which it indirectly replaces, and closer in size to the Phaeton luxury saloon, which bowed out in 2016.

Volkswagen id 7 interior dashboard

Its cabin majors on practicality but various touches ramp up the ID 7’s luxury credentials, including a panoramic roof that switches from opaque to transparent at the touch of a button, optional massage seats, an augmented reality head-up display, interior ambient lighting with up to 30 colours, and a 15.0in infotainment touchscreen running a heavily overhauled iteration of Volkswagen’s MIB software platform. Boot space is 532 litres, beating both the 470-litre BMW i4 and 425-litre Tesla Model 3. 

Volkswagen has focused on making this new infotainment platform – shared with the facelifted ID 3 – easy to use. There is a new direct-access bar at the top of the touchscreen for quick access to core functions, for example, the main menu can be opened without closing any in-use app, the home screen can be configured to show icons for a driver’s most commonly used apps and the main climate controls are now permanently hosted at the bottom of the screen to avoid scrolling on the move.

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