Volkswagen ID.7 prices: flagship EV to start from £55,570 in the UK
With a claimed 384-mile range and a raft of tech onboard, what can we expect from the brand’s new forerunner?
Volkswagen’s flagship ID.7 model has debuted in the UK at a starting price of £55,570, which slots it right between the BMW i4 and Mercedes-Benz EQE. It becomes the brand’s first upper-mid-sized EV and sits atop the ID. range.
Named the ID.7 ‘Pro Launch Edition’, the car can accept charging speeds of up to 175kW and has a claimed range of 384 miles. Volkswagen’s latest 210kW electric motor is supplied and provides around 282bhp and 402 lb ft of torque, which makes it the most powerful ID. model yet.
The ID.7 also boasts a spacious cabin that can be fitted with optional ergoActive premium seats that feature a number of massage settings. The panoramic sunroof has also been given smart glassing, allowing occupants to switch between opaque and transparent settings via touch control. This can also be done using Volkswagen’s new IDA voice assistant - a potential tool of anarchy for petulant children looking for new ways to annoy you.
Further technology enhancements are headlined by the Travel Assist suite that now debuts assisted lane changing at speeds of over 56mph, and automatic parking with memory function at a distance of up to 50 metres. Completing the cabin’s talking points is a 15-inch infotainment unit that’s now been revised following consumer feedback, leading to updates such as a slider to adjust cabin temperature.
As a gesture of goodwill, Volkswagen will also provide customers with a few treats to sweeten the deal. That includes a free Ohme home wall charger or the equivalent of £750 in charging credit - deals which last until 2 January 2024
The ID.7 Pro Launch Edition will be followed up by a ‘Tourer’ estate and ‘Pro S’ long-range model which aims for 430 miles of driving, courtesy of a bigger 74kWh battery pack. Volkswagen has yet to announce pricing for the duo, but both are expected to arrive at some point in 2024.
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