Volkswagen introduces the ID.7 to rival Tesla Model 3

Volkswagen made a splash this week at the Consumer Electronics Show with the introduction of the new ID.7 sedan. The new ID.7 is based on the ID.AERO concept, which does not come as any surprise.

The new vehicle was shown off with a unique camouflage to create an electroluminescent light effect.

Thomas Schager, CEO of VW Passenger Cars, had this to say:

With the new ID.7, we are extending our electric model range into the upper segments. The sedan will offer top-class technology and quality. The ID.7 is one of 10 new electric models that we are planning to launch by 2026. Our goal? To deliver suitable products for our customers in every single segment.

There are still features to be confirmed by VW, including its price, but here is what we know that will come standard on the ID.7

  • 700 km range (estimated)
  • the new display concept
  • the augmented reality head-up display
  • a 38-centimetre (15-inch) screen
  • digitally controlled air vents
  • illuminated touch sliders

The ID.7 will be the sixth EV produced by VW and will be taking on the Model 3 as a direct competitor. VW has not confirmed where the ID.7 will be produced in Asia or North America. However, they did confirm that the vehicle will be produced at the Emden plant for the European market.

Per the VW release, the production version of the ID.7 will premiere in the second quarter of 2023. A VW spokesperson confirmed with Drive Tesla that the ID.7 is scheduled to launch in Canada in 2024.

You can check out the release video below.

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