On Tuesday, Volkswagen’s ID family of electric vehicles, which already includes the eagerly awaited ID.Buzz and the more comfortable ID.4, increased by one. The German automaker uncovered its ID.7 electric car in front of CES 2023, in an eye-crossing orange and black camo plot that conceals an illuminating surprise. Yes, it illuminates.
VW stated in a recent press release that the camo is not randomly generated; rather, each aspect is specifically designed to “create light effects on parts of the vehicle.” This is an intuitive element and represents the following stage in the digitalization representing things to come leader model of Volkswagen’s EV family.” At the driver’s command or in response to the beats of the sound system, approximately 22 sections of paint, each of which is comprised of more than 40 distinct layers of paint and electronics, will light up. Authorized users will be able to control the paint job (that’s so weird to write) using their smartphones via the QR codes painted on the hood and doors.
The Aero3 concept sedan, which we first saw revealed earlier this year, serves as the basis for the ID.7, which is anticipated to have an all-electric range of 700 kilometers. “With the new ID.7, we are extending our electric model range into the upper segments. The sedan will offer top-class technology and quality. The ID.7 is one of 10 new electric models that we are planning to launch by 2026,” Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, said in a statement.
The company plans to release the ID.7 with an augmented reality head-up display, a 15-inch central infotainment screen, digitally controlled air vents that can be personalized for each passenger and respond to voice commands, and illuminated touch sliders. However, hard performance numbers are still scarce. The company hasn’t said when production will start, but it has said that the ID.7 will be sold in China, Europe, and North America when it does.