The Volkswagen ID.7 is a sleek, spacious, and sophisticated electric sedan that has won several awards and accolades since its launch in late 2023. The latest recognition comes from Denmark, where the ID.7 has been named the Company Car of the Year 2024 by a jury of experts and fleet managers. The ID.7 also won the German Car of the Year 2024 award in the premium category, beating rivals such as the BMW i4 and the Mercedes-Benz EQE. What makes the ID.7 so appealing as a company car? Here are some of the key features and benefits that set it apart from the competition.
Stylish exterior and aerodynamic design
The Volkswagen ID.7 is based on the Volkswagen ID.Aero concept was unveiled in 2019, showcasing Volkswagen’s new design language for electric vehicles. The Volkswagen ID.7 has a sleek and elegant silhouette, long wheelbase, short overhangs, and a coupe-like roofline. The front end features a slim grille with LED lights that create a signature signature, while the rear has a distinctive spoiler and a full-width light bar. The ID.7 also boasts a drag coefficient of just 0.23, which is among the lowest in its class and contributes to its efficiency and range.
Spacious and high-tech interior
The 2024 Volkswagen ID.7 offers a spacious and comfortable cabin that can accommodate five adults and their luggage. The trunk has a capacity of 550 liters, which can be expanded to 1,530 liters by folding the rear seats. The interior is also equipped with a range of high-tech features that enhance the driving experience and the connectivity. The ID.7 has a 15-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a head-up display with augmented reality that projects navigation and other information onto the windshield. The ID.7 also has a digital cockpit that displays the speed, battery level, and driving mode, as well as a voice assistant that can control various functions with natural language commands. The ID.7 also offers a wireless charging pad, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and several USB-C ports for the passengers.
Powerful and efficient performance
The 2024 Volkswagen ID.7 is powered by a single electric motor that drives the rear wheels and delivers 282 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. The ID.7 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 112 mph. The ID.7 has a 77-kWh battery pack that provides an estimated range of 382 miles on a single charge, according to the WLTP cycle. The ID.7 can also support fast charging up to 170 kW, which can replenish 80% of the battery in about 30 minutes. The ID.7 also has a regenerative braking system that can recover up to 30% of the energy and extend the range. The ID.7 has four driving modes to suit different driving conditions and preferences: Eco, Comfort, Sport, and Individual. The ID.7 also has an adaptive suspension system that can adjust the ride height and the damping according to the road surface and the driving mode.
Advanced safety and driver assistance features
The ID.7 is designed to provide a safe and comfortable ride for the driver and the passengers. The ID.7 has a five-star rating from the Euro NCAP, and it comes with a comprehensive suite of safety and driver assistance features. Some of the features include:
- Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection
- Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go function
- Lane keeping assist with lane centering
- Blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert
- Traffic sign recognition
- Park assist with rearview camera and 360-degree surround view
- Pre-safe system that prepares the car for a potential collision
- Post-collision braking system that prevents secondary collisions
- Airbags for the driver, front passenger, and rear passengers
- Isofix anchors for child seats
Competitive pricing and low running costs
The ID.7 is priced competitively compared to its rivals in the premium electric sedan segment. The ID.7 starts at $50,000 in the US, which is lower than the BMW i4 ($53,195) and the Tesla Model S ($79,990). The ID.7 also offers a lower cost of ownership than conventional gasoline or diesel cars, thanks to its lower maintenance and fuel costs. The ID.7 has a warranty of four years or 50,000 miles, and a battery warranty of eight years or 100,000 miles. The ID.7 also qualifies for federal and state incentives for electric vehicles, such as the $7,500 federal tax credit and the $2,000 California Clean Vehicle Rebate.
Comparison table with similar products
The following table compares the VW ID.7 with some of its main competitors in the premium electric sedan segment:
|Model||Price||Range||Power||0-60 mph||Top speed||Charging speed|
|Volkswagen ID.7||$50,000||382 miles||282 hp||6.3 s||112 mph||170 kW|
|BMW i4||$53,195||300 miles||335 hp||5.7 s||124 mph||200 kW|
|Mercedes-Benz EQE||$67,900||410 miles||288 hp||5.6 s||130 mph||170 kW|
|Tesla Model S||$79,990||405 miles||670 hp||3.1 s||155 mph||250 kW|
The Volkswagen ID.7 is a remarkable electric sedan that combines style, space, performance, efficiency, and technology. The ID.7 has won several awards, including the Company Car of the Year 2024 in Denmark and the German Car of the Year 2024 in the premium category. The ID.7 is an ideal choice for company car drivers who want to enjoy the benefits of electric mobility without compromising on comfort, convenience, or quality. The ID.7 is available to order now in the US, with deliveries expected to start in the second half of 2024.
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