Volkswagen has formally revealed its upcoming ID.7 flagship electrical sedan, due within the U.S. in 2024, with 282 horsepower, over 300 miles of vary, massaging seats and an augmented actuality head-up show. However maybe an important unanswered query: Will it match a 32-ounce Nalgene water bottle in any of its cupholders? In any case, we’re going to get mighty thirsty in these 300 miles between charging stops.
I acquired an opportunity to poke across the ID.7 at its reveal in New York. I additionally occurred to have my trusty Nalgene alongside for the journey. I checked the entrance and rear rows of seating, together with the door pockets, and noticed blended outcomes.
Beginning with the apparent and most handy placement, we checked the entrance row cupholders.
Success. That’ll move my check. Now on to see if the rear passengers can securely and conveniently retailer their Nalgenes. Thirsty drivers are likely to have thirsty mates, in spite of everything. I checked the cupholders within the heart armrest in addition to the rear door pockets.
The cupholders are as small as those up entrance, and the door molds are smaller. The latter have been nearly sufficiently big, however not fairly sufficient to get the bottle seated. Guess the backseaters will simply have to carry their Nalgenes.
Be mindful, the model parked in New York was a Euro-spec mannequin. Whereas I doubt VW will make any main modifications to accommodate the American obsession for beverage capability when the ID.7 makes its option to the U.S. subsequent yr. I am going to test it once more both manner.