Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer makes global debut as an electric station wagon

Kenneth John Published: February 22, 2024, 10:15 AM IST

Volkswagen has introduced the ID.7 Tourer, a station wagon or estate version of the ID.7, which debuted in April of last year. The ID.7 is an electrified replacement for the Volkswagen Passat and while the rest of the world will get the ID.7 in sedan form, the Tourer will only be made available in Europe. The ID.7 Tourer will be produced together with the ID.7 saloon and the ID.4 SUV at the VW plant in Emden, Germany.

Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer: Powertrain and Charging

Under the skin, the Tourer is similar to the sedan, so that means it will be available in two variants when it hits the market: Pro and Pro S. The Pro uses a 77-kWh battery as well as an optional 86-kWh battery that Volkswagen claims would provide 685 kilometres of range on Europe's WLTP test cycle.

VW claims that the larger pack can recharge at up to 200 kW in less than 30 minutes, moving from 10 to 80 percent capacity. The ID.7 is powered by the same 286PS and 545Nm rear-wheel-drive single-motor drivetrain, with the option of adding all-wheel-drive, set to be launched at a later date.

Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer: Design and Dimensions

From the front, the wagon looks nearly identical to its fastback sedan counterpart. Sharp curves in the bottom half of the bumper are shared, while a horizontal LED strip connects the thin headlights that are available with LED matrix technology. The ID.7 Tourer has the same proportions as well, measuring 4,961 mm long, 1,862 mm wide, 1,536 mm tall, and with a wheelbase of 2,971 mm.

The most prominent distinctive element is the extended roof that culminates at a roof spoiler, which is complemented with a taillight design not dissimilar to the ID.7. With five passengers inside, the ID.7 Tourer boasts a cargo capacity of 605 litres and with the rear seats folded down and packed to its brim, the estate EV can offer 1,714 litres of cargo space.

Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer: Interior and Features

Volkswagen maintains a minimalistic approach in the cabin, with parallel flowing horizontal lines dominating the dashboard, as well as a big 15-inch touchscreen display with simple touch controls for typical tasks, making it safer to operate. The digital instrument cluster is neatly blended into two parallel flowing lines on the dashboard, and VW also offers a novel augmented reality heads-up display.

Optional features include an electronically controlled panoramic roof that can be either opaque or transparent at the press of a button, massaging seats, and a new Wellness app that changes the lighting, music, and climate control for a more relaxing environment when needed. It also has Volkswagen's new IDA voice assistant system, which employs ChatGPT to provide more 'human' and conversational interactions - albeit this will be available as an over-the-air upgrade after launch.

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Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 30.2 Lakhs
Max Power(ps)
Max Torque(Nm)
17.42 Kmpl