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February 19, 2024 by

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This is the new Volkswagen ID7 Tourer, a spacious estate version of the brand’s flagship EV. Read on for all you need to know.

  • New Volkswagen ID7 Tourer revealed
  • Practical estate version of VWs flagship EV
  • Same technology as the saloon
  • More boot space than a BMW i5 Touring
  • Up to 427 miles of range
  • Expected to cost from around £52,000

Hot on the heels of the Volkswagen ID7, the Tourer estate version is now here to offer family buyers even more practicality and provide an alternative to the recently revealed BMW i5 Touring.

Not only does the Tourer bring added practicality to the table, it also offers a new, larger battery which gives it up to 427 miles of range.

New Volkswagen ID 7 Tourer design

It won’t come as much of a surprise that the front end of the new Volkswagen ID7 Tourer is exactly the same as the saloon. This means you still get the sleek light bar across the bonnet and slim LED headlights.

It’s the side profile which sets this car apart. The elongated roofline and sloped rear end give this car a similar silhouette to the recently-discontinued Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake. As with the standard ID7, the tourer gets 19-inch alloy wheels as standard, rising to 20 inches as you climb up the range.

Moving to the rear, you have a very similar light bar to the saloon version with a modern-looking 3D effect, and the Volkswagen logo lights up red on certain trim levels. A large roof spoiler and contrasting black roof also feature to help keep things looking sporty.

New Volkswagen ID7 Tourer interior and practicality

The main reason you’ll be buying the ID7 Tourer is for its big estate boot, and it delivers plenty of cargo volume in the rear.

As standard you get 530 litres of space, or you can tip the rear seats upright to expand it to 605 litres. Not only is that a whopping 75 litres more than you get in the standard ID7 saloon, it’s also 35 litres more than you get in a BMW i5 Touring.

The boot itself is a nice square shape, and it’s easy to load up with heavy items because the load lip is quite low. You also get a false floor to make it a breeze to slide things straight out, and it makes for a completely flat load bed once you fold the rear seats down – something you can do using levers in the boot.

You can hide things away under the false floor, and there’s another compartment beneath that for storing your charging cables. As handy as that may be, it doesn’t make up for the lack of a front boot like you get on a Tesla Model 3.

There are a few hooks around the place to stop your shopping bags rolling around, as well as storage nets to keep things in place and organised. If you use your boot to carry a hairy mutt, don’t worry. There’s a 12-volt socket back there to plug in a vacuum cleaner.

As for space in the back seats, knee room is generous and there’s a decent amount of headroom, although the optional panoramic glass roof does eat into space a bit. That said, even lanky adults will be fine back there for long journeys.

They’ll be able to keep their devices charged as well thanks to two USB-C sockets, and you get some useful cupholders in the centre armrest so you can make sure to stay hydrated on the move.

Moving up front, everything is much the same as it is in the standard ID7. This means you get loads of cubby spaces to hide away your bits and bobs, as well as a couple more USB C points to keep your phone charged up. Quality is good as well, with loads of posh-feeling soft-touch plastics, although things do get a bit scratchy lower down.

All ID7 models come with a whopping 15.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and it’s pretty easy to use. The screen is bright and responsive, and the menus are easy to navigate. It’s just a shame that the climate control is operated through it, rather than with physical buttons.

New Volkswagen ID7 Tourer motors and batteries

From launch, all Volkswagen ID7 Tourers will use a 286hp motor powering the rear wheels only. There are rumours of an all-wheel drive GTX model, however you’ll have to wait a bit longer for that car to make an appearance.

Check out Mat’s review of the standard ID7…

You’ll be able to choose between either a 77kWh battery or an 86kWh unit, the latter of which will provide up to 427 miles of range. That’s massively up on the 348 miles you get from the BMW i5 Touring, and it even trumps the Polestar 2 Long Range by over 20 miles.

You’ll be able to fast charge the ID7 Tourer using a 200kW fast charger, and Volkswagen claims this will take it from 10-80% full in “significantly less than half an hour”.

New Volkswagen ID7 Tourer: how much is it?

You have to wait until a bit later in the year to order your Volkswagen ID7 Tourer, and information on pricing hasn’t been announced yet either. The standard ID7 starts from £51,550, so expect the more practical estate version to fetch a small premium over this.

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