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Volkswagen unveiled its latest electric car at CES 2023. Here’s our first look at the ID.7 sedan.

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[EMBARGO 1/3 7pm DNP] The Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedanVolkswagen revealed the ID.7, its newest electric car, on Tuesday at CES 2023.

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  • Volkswagen revealed the ID.7 sedan, its latest electric car, at CES 2023. 
  • The ID.7 will compete with Tesla’s trendy Model 3 in the US, China, and Europe. 
  • VW touts a new “intelligent” climate system that automatically directs the air vents and turns on before a driver gets into their car.  
Volkswagen is on a mission to beat Tesla at its own game. And on Tuesday it revealed its latest electric car at CES 2023: the ID.7 sedan.[EMBARGO 1/3 7pm DNP] The Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedan.The Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedan.

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The ID.7 will compete with Tesla’s uber-popular Model 3 when it goes on sale in the US, China, and Europe.[EMBARGO 1/3 7pm DNP] The Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedan.The Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedan.

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It follows up an onslaught of Volkswagen EVs launched over the last few years, including the ID.3 hatchback, the ID.4 SUV, and the ID.Buzz minivan.[EMBARGO 1/3 7pm DNP] The Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedan.The Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedan.

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VW pegs range at up to 700 kilometers, or 435 miles. But that’s according to the European testing standard, which is typically more generous than the US EPA.[EMBARGO 1/3 7pm DNP] The Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedan.The Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedan.

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VW says the ID.7 will offer some fancier features, like a standard heads-up display and a massive 15-inch touchscreen.[EMBARGO 1/3 7pm DNP] The Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedanThe Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedan.

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That’s three inches bigger across than the display in VW’s ID.4 SUV.[EMBARGO 1/3 7pm DNP] The Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedan.The Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedan.

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Plus, the ID.7 features a new, advanced climate system that can start heating or cooling the cabin when the car senses its owner approaching with the key fob.[EMBARGO 1/3 7pm DNP] The Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedanThe Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedan.

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The direction of the air vents in the ID.7 is digitally controlled through the touchscreen.[EMBARGO 1/3 7pm DNP] The Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedanThe Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedan.

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VW says this will improve user experience, but in my experience, regular vents with manual tabs work just fine.[EMBARGO 1/3 7pm DNP] The Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedan.The Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedan.

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There is one neat benefit to having the vents be electronically directed: They can move automatically to distribute cool or warm air better — like an oscillating fan.[EMBARGO 1/3 7pm DNP] The Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedanThe Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedan.

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VW also says that the “intelligent” system will react when it detects the sun’s glare inside the cabin — and adjust the air direction and temperature accordingly.[EMBARGO 1/3 7pm DNP] The Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedan.The Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedan.

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Another highlight, per VW: The company pushed the ID.7’s wheels far out to either end, giving it extra interior space.[EMBARGO 1/3 7pm DNP] The Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedanThe Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedan.

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VW hasn’t said how much the ID.7 will cost or when it’ll go on sale. We should learn more — and get a better, un-camouflaged glimpse at the ID.7 — closer to when it goes on sale.[EMBARGO 7pm 1/3 DNP] The Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedan.The Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedan.

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