Available at U.S. website April 2017
Now listed at the U.S. site for direct sales, at very competitive prices cheapest $499. Going head to head with Roomba and Neato now. Might show up at Best Buy summer from prior experience. The washable filter, cyclone system competes with Dyson.
 Best Buy lists the two lower models for shipping only so far, with the 7040 lowest available now but the 7070 still not in stock. Obviously stocks are in transit now just a matter of weeks. Amazon
apparently has some stock already, usually the first.Amazon
lists the top model 7090 for release April 16, 2017. $800.
The VR7000 omits the "select a room" mapping app from the more expensive, larger 9350 model from last year.
Besides "40X (Navibot)" top model spec lists 20W suction, maybe air watts (seems unique to U.S. website not shown in other countries). Comes at the cost of expensive large batteries, up to $175. But I think mine may last three years or more, will see (on larger 9000) -- maybe 800 cycles. Careful high suction could be a Max mode not needed and can over stress batteries; other models spec 20X. Need to check details in the manual. Longer run time spec, larger battery than cheaper versions, probably at the normal power. High power kicks in automatically when dirt detected in the intake. Also automatic hard floor, carpet distinction power control.
Unusual side roller on the front bumper corner for walls.
A U.S. appliance chain HHGregg has closed, had lower prices with limited returns, restocking fees. Appliance stores have always been risky here. Heavy online competition now. The building supply Home Depot, Lowes started carrying appliances, along with Best Buy.