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Volkswagen ID.7 wins What Car? Safety Award

The all-new Volkswagen ID.7 has been named the winner of What Car? magazine’s Safety Award for 2024, in association with Thatcham Research.

Judges from the British publication praised the ID.7 for the way it protects people inside and outside of the car, and how drivers can interact with its advanced technology.

“The ID.7 was a clear winner in the minds of all the What Car? Safety Award judges, because it provides excellent protection for occupants of different statures, proving that Volkswagen takes an inclusive approach to safety,” said Steve Huntingford, What Car? editor.

“The ID.7 also does a fine job of sharing the energy of an impact with another vehicle. But perhaps the most significant achievement of all is the performance of its active driver assistance systems, which don’t interfere unless they are needed, and then work collaboratively with the driver.”

The Volkswagen ID.7 recently received a maximum five-star rating in the highly respected Euro NCAP safety test. This puts the electric fastback among the best-rated models currently on the market and, with its five-star rating, the ID.7 joins the ranks of Volkswagen’s other ID. models that have also previously received the highest Euro NCAP score.

It was found to deliver excellent results in all the independent test organisation’s assessment areas, for both car occupants and unprotected road users, while also scoring well for standard assist systems such as emergency braking.

The Volkswagen ID.7 was shortlisted for the What Car? Safety Award 2024 alongside the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV, Lexus RZ, BYD SEAL, and BMW 5 Series.