Volkswagen Passat price, ID 7 Wagon, ID7 EV tourer details


ID 7 Tourer and sedan will replace the Passat in some markets.

Volkswagen has teased its first-ever EV estate, which will be based on the ID 7 sedan. Called the ID 7 Tourer, this EV wagon will see its global debut in the coming months.

  1. VW ID 7 sits on the MEB EV platform
  2. Will have a lot in common with the ID 7 EV sedan
  3. It has a 2-metre long cargo area

The ID 7 sits on VW’s MEB EV platform, which is also used by the ID 3, ID 4, and recently-revealed ID 7 sedan. This platform is said to allow Volkswagen to  maximise interior space via a long wheelbase and short overhangs.

Designed to be as practical as possible, Volkswagen has revealed the ID 7 Tourer will have 545 litres of boot space with the rear seats folded up, and 1,714 litres with them folded down, both figures represent increases over the current Volkswagen Passat. The company claims the boot itself is two metres long. For reference, boot space for the sedan sits at 532 litres, beating both the 470-litre BMW i4 and 425-litre Tesla Model 3.

It has been developed with a strong focus on aerodynamics to maximise its range, with a smooth front bumper, rear lip spoiler, and door handles that sit flush with the bodywork. This helps to produce a drag coefficient of 0.24cd – just 0.1cd more than the sedan.

It is unknown what its overall range will be, however, with the ID 7 sedan able to achieve 700km on one charge, it is fair to assume the estate will almost match that. While tech details are not out yet, expect the ID 7 Tourer to have similar specifications and powertrain to the sedan.  

Two batteries from the ID 7 sedan are expected to be available – a 77kWh pack (used in existing ID models) giving a 615km range and 170kW charging; and a new 86kWh unit that allows 700km between recharges and top-ups at up to 200kW. In the fastest Pro S guise, a 0-100kph time of around 6.0 seconds is achievable.

Key features on the sedan, and likely the estate, include interior ambient lighting with up to 30 colours, and a 15-inch infotainment touchscreen running a heavily overhauled iteration of Volkswagen’s MIB software platform. 

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.

Expect more details on the VW ID 7 Tourer to be revealed as its global debut nears.

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