Coolest VW Electric Station Wagon We Will Likely Never Get

the still camouflaged id7 with hatchback
VW EV Wagon Rolls Out Next Year, Just Not HereVolkswagen
  • VW reveals first glimpse of ID.7 Tourer, with the electric station wagon set to go on sale in Europe in 2024.

  • The ID.7 sedan is headed stateside next year, set to offer a RWD layout at launch and a choice of two batteries, with a top range of 435 miles in the WLTP cycle.

  • The station wagon in the US has shrunk to a point that may not support the debut of an electric model, with most of the demand now being centered on crossovers and SUVs.

So far EV makers have studiously avoided the station-wagon segment, which is perhaps understandable as buyers these days are far more interested in crossovers and roomy hatchbacks, with the Kia EV6 coming closest to the traditional shape of a car-based station wagon.


This may change soon with Volkswagen revealing the first official images of the ID.7 Tourer.

The ID.7 sedan, of course, is headed stateside next year and is set to offer a Passat-sized alternative to the Tesla Model 3. But product plans of a long-wheelbase electric sedan also make a longroof easily achievable with just some different bodywork.

Set to be based on the MEB platform just like its four-door sibling, the ID.7 Tourer will serve up 19.2 cubic feet of interior space with the back seats in their upright and locked positions. But with the second row of seats folded down, the Tourer will promise nothing short of 60.5 cubic feet of cargo space.

"The ID.7 limousine (sedan), which has already been presented and is currently launching in Europe, is an extremely aerodynamic Volkswagen with a Cd-value of 0.23," the automaker notes. "The Cd value of the ID.7 Tourer is almost the same: 0.24. The elegant and powerful design of the elongated hatchback version can also be guessed despite the unique Indian summer camouflage."

the still camouflaged id7 with hatchback
The ID.7 Tourer is expected to go on sale in Europe in 2024.Volkswagen

If the specs remain identical, we can expect a choice of 77- and 86-kWh batteries, with the larger offering a range of 435 miles in the WLTP cycle. A rear-drive layout at launch should provide the model 282 hp and 401 lb-ft torque, which will also make it quite a bit more powerful than the ID.4 at launch, which relied on a 201-hp motor.