FAW-VW ID.7 VIZZION officially launched in China, starting at 32,000 USD

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On December 15, FAWVolkswagen introduced the ID.7 VIZZION, which is set to hit the market with three models and a starting price of 227,777 yuan (32,000 USD). This launch marks another step in the collaboration between FAW-VW and SAIC-VW, joint ventures between Volkswagen and two local manufacturers known for producing cars with nuanced styling differences.

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Visually aligning with the VW ID family design language, the ID.7 VIZZION presents a hatchback body with integrated hidden door handles. Its dimensions measure 4956mm in length, 1862mm in width, and 1537mm in height, with a generous wheelbase of 2965mm. A notable feature is the SkyView canopy on the roof, designed to block 99% of ultraviolet rays and over 83% of heat.

Under the hood, the ID.7 VIZZION boasts an NMC battery with a capacity of 84.8kWh. The lineup offers both a single-motor rear-wheel drive and a dual-motor four-wheel drive. The two-wheel drive model achieves an impressive CLTC range of 642km, while the four-wheel drive variant delivers a range of 570km. The initial version available for pre-sale is a single-motor rear-wheel drive, providing a peak power of 150kW and a peak torque of 310Nm.

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In terms of safety, this new car uses 32% hot-formed steel and has a torsional stiffness of 46100N·m/deg; “sandwich” door sill structure; SOS driver disability situation-EmergencyAssist 3.0; driving safety-AEB automatic emergency braking system; Parking safety – 360-degree panoramic image + PDC parking assistance, as well as maternal.

The ID.7 VIZZION features a 15-inch 2K floating screen and an AR HUD guidance system inside. The vehicle is powered by the new-generation car system ID OS 2.0, incorporating iFlytek voice technology for an advanced user experience. Noteworthy features include the Air hidden air-conditioning system, adjusting wind direction and air volume based on light changes, and a Harman Kardon audio system with 16-channel speakers. The ID.7 VIZZION also integrates an assisted driving system 3.0, introducing an interactive lane change assistance function and supporting IPA + TPA parking.

For reference, the starting price of competing electric vehicles in China includes the Tesla Model Y at 266,400 yuan (37,500 USD), the BMW iX3 at around 285,000 yuan (40,100 USD, with a discount of approximately 39%), and the BYD Tang EV at 249,800 yuan (35,100 USD).

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As it stands, Volkswagen’s pure electric vehicles currently hold a market share of approximately 4% in China, trailing behind significant competitors such as BYD and Tesla. The ID.7 VIZZION, with its competitive pricing and feature-rich design, aims to strengthen Volkswagen’s position in China’s electric vehicle market.

Source: iTHome

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  1. They likely chose to go with the 150kW motor as the much touted VW APP550 210kW motor is facing production issues at the Kassel plant in Germany. Meanwhile, the basic RWD Zeekr 007 which retails for roughly the same price as the MIC ID.7 has a motor that outputs TWICE the power at 300kW yet you don’t hear them bragging about that.

    This car is DOA in China at this price. Big discounts likely will ensue shortly.


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