VWs next electric car for the US is the ID.7 sedan

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  • Well, a somewhat-camouflaged version, at any rate—the show car wears an electroluminescent QR code livery for its debut at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.The new sedan, called the ID.7, will go on sale in the US in 2024 after the official production car is unveiled later this fall.
  • And there's bad news if you like physical controls for the air vents—like a Tesla or Porsche, the ID.7 uses digitally controlled vents, which VW says will also respond to voice prompts like "hello Volkswagen, my hands are cold.
  • As its name suggests, the ID.7 is part of VW's new family of electric vehicles that use the company's new modular platform called MEB (Modularer E-Antriebs-Baukasten or Modular Electrification Toolkit), which we've tested in the ID.4 crossover as well as the ID.
  • VW says the climate control system is clever enough to detect when the driver is approaching the car and will then cool the interior on a hot day or warm it on a cold one.VW says it's targeting a WLTP-certified range of 700 km.
  • )Expect it to be roomy inside—at 116.9 inches (2,969 mm), the ID.7's wheelbase is a fair bit longer than the ID.4's, which already has a generous-sized cabin.It also features what looks like a new 15-inch infotainment system.
  • Given the differences between this European EV efficiency test and the US EPA test cycle, it's impossible to simply convert that number to miles to estimate the US equivalent, but I'd expect it to be comfortably above 300 miles.
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