Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer is a high-end estate with 426-mile range

Volkswagen has shared the first images and details of the new ID.7 Tourer.

The ID.7 Tourer is Volkswagen’s first all-electric estate car and joins a growing line-up of electric estates that also includes the new BMW i5 Touring, as well as the Porsche Taycan Turismo and MG5.

Sitting alongside the ID.7 fastback, the Tourer is the flagship model for VW’s ID family and brings extra practicality, a longer range and new in-car assistance.

The Tourer is exactly the same length, width and height as the fastback, with the only external difference being the elongated roofline and more vertical tailgate for a classic estate shape, plus slimline black roof rails. Like the fastback, the front is split by a cross-body light bar that intersects with the central badge, and comes with the option of matrix adaptive headlights. At the rear there’s a distinctive full-width light bar with optional illuminated logo and 3D effect LED light clusters. The standard aerodynamic alloys are 19 inches but can be upgraded to 20 inches, with 21-inch designs joining the options list at a later date.

The key difference with the new ID.7 Tourer is its enlarged boot. Behind the split-folding rear bench, there’s 605 litres of luggage space – 73 litres more than in the fastback. That can be expanded to 1,714 litres with the rear seats down. Folding the rear bench creates a completely flat load space that’s almost two metres long and exactly a metre wide. To make better use of the space, VW will sell you a variety of boot liners, dividers and modules.

VW ID.7 Tourer boot
The ID.7 Tourer’s boot has a capacity of 605 litres with the rear seats in place

In front of the bigger boot, the Tourer is identical to the fastback, with room for five passengers in its simple and spacious cabin.

Based on VW’s tried and tested MEB platform, the Tourer is initially being offered in two specifications – Tourer Pro and Tourer Pro S. Both use a single rear-mounted 282bhp motor with 402lb ft of torque. The Tourer uses the existing saloon’s 77kWh battery while the Pro S introduces a new 86kW battery. Volkswagen says this will boost the ID.7 Tourer’s maximum range to 426 miles and increase maximum charging from 175kW to 200kW. This should allow a 10-80% charge in “significantly less” than 30 minutes in conjunction with battery preconditioning.

Along with the new battery, the Tourer brings a number of enhancements to the ID.7’s driver assist system, including the introduction of assisted lane changing, exit warning that stops the door being opened into the path of another vehicle, and park assist that will automatically park the car over distances of up to 50 metres.

There are also updates to the in-car assistance systems. The augmented reality head-up display can now display navigation instructions directly from Android Auto or Apple CarPlay and the IDA voice assistant has been upgraded and features ChatGPT integration for the first time

There’s no firm detail on trim levels but, as in the fastback, all versions get a 15-inch ‘Discover Pro’ infotainment system, wireless phone charging, three-zone climate control and a powered tailgate. Depending on the trim level, those on board can enjoy automatically controlled air vents, ergonomic seats with massage and automatic air conditioning and a wellness app that adjusts heating, lighting ventilation and sound settings to suit different moods. As with the fastback there’s also the option of a smart panoramic sunroof that can switch instantly from transparent to opaque at the touch of a button.

VW is still to announce pricing or a UK launch date but we’d expect sales to begin by the summer with prices in the region of £55,000 for the ID.7 Tourer Pro.

You can watch our video overview of the ID.7 Tourer on our dedicated EV Powered YouTube Channel.

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Matt Allan

Matt is Editor of EV Powered. He has worked in journalism for more than 20 years and been an automotive journalist for the last decade, covering every aspect of the industry, from new model reveals and reviews to consumer and driving advice. The former motoring editor of, The Scotsman and National World, Matt has watched the EV landscape transform beyond recognition over the last 10 years and developed a passion for electric vehicles and what they mean for the future of transport - from the smallest city cars to the biggest battery-powered trucks. When he’s not driving or writing about electric cars, he’s figuring out how to convert his classic VW camper to electric power.