The VW ID.7 Will Replace The Passat, What Do You Want To Know Before We Drive It?

Image: Volkswagen
Image: Volkswagen

There’s a lot that Volkswagen hasn’t yet said about the ID.7, and I’m hoping to get some answers to a few questions of my own this week at the official launch of the new electric mid-sized sedan. I’m in southern France right now and will be heading out to drive the car in the morning. We know the basic specs without ever sitting our butts behind the wheel. It’s basically a long-wheelbase ID.4, and at least for the first year or two, we’re only going to get it in the U.S. as a rear-wheel drive sedan with a smaller EV battery.

This is a stylish and modern addition to Volkswagen’s electric lineup. It brings the Arteon’s liftback styling to a new generation of VW design, and it looks pretty good doing it. It also looks a bit like someone stepped on an ID.4 and squeezed the excess out forward and backward a bit. Somehow the result isn’t awkward and ungainly. There’s a smoothness to it that I appreciate. It will certainly be less jarring to see in everyday traffic than the ID.Buzz, though not exactly boring.

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