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After what seems like months of being teased which cars wrapped in disguise, we finally get to see Volkswagen’s flagship electric car. And since we’ve made the trip all this way, they let us have a go behind the wheel too.
The ID.7 might not look particularly exciting, but it could be very good news for fans of electric VWs. Why? Because as well as not being yet another electric SUV, it has a big battery, big range and the next-generation of infotainment in there – which is probably the biggest weak spot of any VW ID car.
The ID.7 is something of a traditionalist – it’s what we used to call in the old days ‘a saloon car’ – although, like the Polestar 2 and BMW i4, it actually has a hatchback.
But a lower car with a long wheelbase makes sense for electric cars. The big gap between the wheels means more passenger leg space, and a lower roofline and smaller frontal area makes it more aerodynamic. That slipperiness means more efficiency.
VW is saying that the ID.7 with the biggest 86kWh battery should manage 435 miles of WLTP range. So easily 300-plus of real-world ability. At nearly 5-metres long, it’s the same size as a Mercedes EQE or Nio ET7, but with a basic price of around £55,000 will be significantly cheaper. Its size lifts it above rivals such as the Tesla Model 3 too.
Join Tom as he takes a close look around Volkswagen’s latest ID model. Are you a fan? Would you have an ID.7 over a Tesla Model 3?
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