Volkswagen said this is the first time it uses an air conditioning system that performs faster cooling or heating of the vehicle interior before the start of a journey.
Among other things, this is made possible by electronically controlled air vents that distribute the air throughout the vehicle interior as soon as the driver approaches with the key.
The new, smart automated air conditioning system also reacts to voice commands and takes into account the position of the sun as well as individual user preferences.
In the case of the sun's position, a sensor in the area of the windscreen detects the incident angle of the sunlight in conditions with high outside temperatures and high solar intensity.
If the sun is shining strongly onto one side of the vehicle, the ID.7 adapts the air conditioning to an even greater extent for the warmer zones: first towards the respective area of the vehicle interior, and then in a second step specifically towards the vehicle occupants.
The result is an increase in comfort with which the new electric saloon will set standards in its class.
Following the ID.3, ID.4, ID.5 and ID.6 (only in China) and the ID. Buzz, the ID.7 will be the sixth model of the all-electric ID. family. After the ID.4, it will be the second global vehicle from Volkswagen based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB).
The world premiere of the ID.7 is scheduled for the second quarter of 2023. The market launch of the electric saloon in China and Europe is planned for this year. North America will follow in 2024.