The VW ID.7 Tourer: A New Electric Wagon
Volkswagen has given us a sneak peek of the ID.7 Tourer, which is the estate version of their all-electric ID.7. They plan to introduce it in Europe in 2024. Interestingly, this electric vehicle goes by the name “Tourer” instead of the usual “Variant” tag used for Volkswagen’s traditional wagons with internal combustion engines.
In the official photos, the car is shown with a cool autumn-themed design and QR codes. However, our spy photographers managed to snap some shots of an undisguised prototype of the VW ID.7 Tourer. This production model, based on the 2019 VW ID. Space Vizzion concept, shares its front design with the ID.7 hatchback but has a modified roof, rear end, and side windows.
Volkswagen claims that the ID.7 Tourer has excellent aerodynamics, with a drag coefficient of 0.24 Cd, just a little less sleek than the standard ID.7’s 0.23 Cd. This means the Tourer will likely have a similar driving range to its sleeker MEB-based counterpart, despite having a larger trunk. It’s expected that the ID.7 Tourer will come with battery options of 77 kWh and 85 kWh, offering a range of close to 700 km (about 435 miles) between charges.
The VW ID.7 Tourer boasts a boot capacity of up to 545 liters (19.2 cubic feet) when seating five people, with the load reaching the height of the rear seat backrests. This is a small increase of 13 liters (0.46 cubic feet) compared to the ID.7 hatchback, but the Tourer’s taller design makes it more practical.
When you fold down the rear seats, the maximum cargo space is 1,714 liters (60.5 cubic feet), creating a loading area almost 2 meters (about 79.7 inches) long. For comparison, the ICE-powered 2024 VW Passat Variant, based on the MQB platform, offers up to 1,920 liters (67.8 cubic feet) of cargo space.
Volkswagen will reveal the final design of the ID.7 Tourer in the coming months before it hits the European market in 2024. Production will take place at the Emden plant in Germany, alongside the ID.7