In the ever-evolving landscape of electric vehicles, Volkswagen's commitment to the electric future has been unwavering. Following the ‘dieselgate' scandal of 2015, the company has made significant strides in the EV market. The recently unveiled ID.7, available in China, Europe, and the United States, is poised to make its mark in the upper mid-sized electric vehicle segment, bringing with it a range of innovations.
Among these innovations is the introduction of optional ergoActive premium seats. These seats, developed in collaboration with experts including physiotherapists, orthopedic specialists, and sports scientists, have earned certification from the German Campaign for Healthier Backs. Volkswagen's focus on these seats is to enhance overall comfort, offering a unique and thoughtful design. The backrests feature 10 air cushions that provide targeted massages to key pressure points. Additionally, the seats incorporate two large air cushions in the seat base, which work alternately to activate the pelvis and spine through a dedicated pelvic activation function.
These seats go beyond mere comfort, offering pneumatic pressure point massage functionality to relax and activate back muscles. Notably, the seat ventilation system stands out with its ability to independently adjust the fan speed for the seat cushion and the backrest. An automatic mode analyzes temperature and moisture levels between the seat and passenger, fine-tuning climate settings accordingly.
To enjoy the ergoActive premium seats, customers can choose the Interior Package Plus, available for €4,450 ($4,711). This package not only includes these innovative seats but also adds a potent 700-watt Harman Kardon audio system with 14 speakers and an ambient lighting system.
As Volkswagen continues to expand its electric vehicle lineup, the ID.7's innovative seating technology and the Interior Package Plus demonstrate the brand's commitment to delivering advanced and comfortable electric vehicles in a highly competitive market.