First look at the Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer

Estate cars – or stationwagons – are still popular in spite of the dominance of SUVs. In Europe especially, their versatility is appreciated and they are sedan-based so they feel more like cars. Now that the industry is moving further towards electrification (or at least trying to), electric station wagons are also being made available.

Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer EV [2024]

One of the first electric stationwagons in the upper mid-sized class has just made its debut in Europe and it’s the Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer. It is in the same segment as the Passat Variant, so Volkswagen can offer customers a choice of powertrains – electric or with combustion engines (hybrid or diesel). This is important at a time when the industry sees some uncertainty in the way demand for EVs is going.

Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer EV [2024]

Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer EV [2024]

The design of the Tourer is a fusion of a classic estate like the Passat, with the sleekness of the Arteon. Thanks to the increased height at the rear, the luggage compartment volume is even larger than that of the fastback saloon. With 5 persons on board, the ID.7 Tourer can take up to 605 litres; with the rear backrests folded, maximum volume can go up to 1,714 litres.

Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer EV [2024]

Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer EV [2024]

Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer EV [2024]

At this time, Volkswagen is not providing full technical details but it does mention that the electric drive system is the latest-generation with two different battery sizes. The larger one (86 kWh) is expected to give a range of up to 685 kms.

The larger battery is designed for a maximum charging capacity of up to 200 kW at DC quick-charging stations. At this power level, the battery can be recharged from 10% to 80% in significantly less than 30 minutes, it is claimed.

Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer EV [2024]

The ID.7 Tourer will be produced together with the ID.7 fastback saloon and the ID.4 SUV at the electric mobility plant in Emden, Germany. Orders will be taken during this quarter with first deliveries to start in the second quarter.

Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer EV [2024]

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