VW ID.7 won’t reach the U.S. in 2025, date still TBD

Volkswagen announced Wednesday that it is delaying the U.S. and Canadian launch of the ID.7 electric hatchback due to what the automaker calls changing market dynamics.

The ID.7 went on sale in Europe and 2023, and was originally scheduled to launch in North America in 2025. That’s no longer the plan, although VW’s brief announcement did not specify how long the ID.7 would be delayed from reaching these shores. A new launch date wasn’t specified.

2025 Volkswagen ID.7

Unveiled in 2023, but previewed by the ID.Aero concept shown the previous year, the ID.7 shares the MEB architecture with other VW EVs like the ID.4 crossover and ID.Buzz van, but clothes it in sleeker bodywork that bucks the current trend toward taller and more rugged-looking vehicles. In addition to the hatchback, an ID.7 Tourer wagon is also available in Europe, but isn’t slated for the U.S.

At 195.3 inches long and 73.3 inches wide, with a 116.8-inch wheelbase, the ID.7 is nearly as long as a Tesla Model S, Lucid Air, or Mercedes-Benz EQE, but about as wide as a Model 3 or Hyundai Ioniq 6. And at 60.6 inches tall, it stands higher than just about any sedan.

2025 Volkswagen ID.7

2025 Volkswagen ID.7

When VW announced the ID.7 for the U.S., specifications included a single motor sending 282 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels, and a battery pack with 82 kwh gross capacity and 77 kwh of usable capacity, equivalent to the larger of the two packs currently available in the ID.4. A larger 91-kwh pack (85-kwh) pack is available in Europe, and dual-motor all-wheel drive is thought to be in this model’s future.

“We remain committed to electric mobility,” a VW press release said. But while the ID.4 gets an update for 2024, the delay of the ID.7 means the brand’s next new EV for the U.S. will be the ID.Buzz, which is scheduled to go on sale in the fourth quarter.

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