The VW ID.7 will be no different. It is common in Europe for sedan/fastbacks to have a station-wagon version, to cater to customers who require extra cargo space or longer roofs. Here’s everything you need to learn about the VW ID.7 estate (codenamed: VW Aero B), which will be released soon after its sedan counterpart.
2024 VW ID.7 Review
The spy pictures show that the VW ID.7’s exterior is almost identical to the donor model, up until the B pillar. The roof will be longer than the fastback and won’t fall as steeply, which results in taller side glass and larger rear quarter panels. The ID.7’s D-pillar is thicker than the Passat Variant. The conventional model is dull because of its boxy greenhouse design and simple D pillar. But the electric version will be sleek and fast.
The ID.7’s D pillar will be steeper and the back glass more forward-leaning. This will give it an even sportier look. A longer spoiler will add to the dynamic look of the ID.7 station wagon. The longer roof will make the ID.7 station wagon more suitable for those who wish to mount long items such as a surfboard or sled. It can also be used with a tent, storage box, and sled.
The interior of the VW ID.7 Station Wagon will likely be similar to the ID.7. The biggest difference is the larger luggage compartment located behind the rear seat. The large windows on the side and rear of the vehicle will allow customers to travel with their pets in comfort and privacy while still enjoying the view. The flatter roof could also lead to more headroom for the second row.
The ID.7 estate should have the same wheelbase, length, width, and height as the ID.7. If it is different in height, then the difference could be 1-2 mm (0.04-0.08 in.). at best. As a reference, the donor’s model measures 195.3 inches. in length, 73.3 in. The width is 60.6 inches. The wheelbase is 116.9 inches. wheelbase. The body style has a slight disadvantage in that it will cause more air resistance. The ID.7’s drag coefficient is 0.23 Cd. We estimate that the ID.7 Station Wagon will have a drag coefficient of 0.24 Cd.
Range and Performance
Volkswagen is likely to offer the ID.7 in two or three configurations. Battery options could include a unit of 77 kWh and an 86-kWh lithium-ion pack that delivers ranges (WLTP), respectively, of 375 and 420 miles. The configurations with the first may have a charging power peak of 170kW, while those with the second may accept charging up to 200kW. Fast-charging DC from 10 to 80% may take about 30 minutes. Expect 2-3 different powertrains, with a top-end unit that produces 210 kW and 282 hp. The torque is 402 lb. ft.
The good news is, that’s a question we can (mostly) answer right now. We mentioned last year’s ID. Aero concept offering a near-production preview. Additionally, VW unveiled a “camouflaged” ID.7 at CES that wore a 40-layer electroluminescent paint job in a digital camo pattern, designed to trick the eyes.
But it allowed us to create exclusive exterior renderings that swap the wild paint for something more conventional. There might be small variations in details on the production version, but when VW makes the ID.7 official, it should come close to the images seen here. One aspect not fully appreciated in the images is just how big the ID.7 is. This isn’t a compact EV – its wheelbase is 116.9 inches and front-to-back, making it slightly larger than the Arteon.
Inside, that means a spacious interior featuring a slim digital driver display with a large 15.0-inch center touchscreen. VW hasn’t shared specifics such as legroom or cargo space, but in prototype form, the interior has generous footwells for front-seat passengers. Tactile controls are found on the steering wheel, dash, and on a strip below the touchscreen.
What About The Tech?
We already talked about the 15.0-inch infotainment screen, but VW offers a preview of other notable ID.7 features. An intelligent climate control system can fire up the heat or air conditioning when the car detects the driver approaching, warming or cooling the cabin as needed before the door is opened.
Smart vents in the car will automatically adjust to distribute air around the cabin. Once driving, an augmented reality heads-up display presents the driver with information on the windshield. Voice commands using the prefix “Hello Volkswagen” can control many vehicle functions.
2024 VW ID.7 Release Date & Price
VW will launch the ID.7 Station Wagon in the spring of 2024. (March to May 2024). The ID.7 will also be produced in Emden in Germany. This body style, however, is not popular in the USA. The ID.7 will be a global vehicle, and the price will certainly vary by region.
The automaker hasn’t announced pricing for any region at this time or even offered estimates. But with its size comparable to the Arteon, a base model starting in the high $30,000 range isn’t out of the question.