Volkswagen’s T7-generation van debuts in Multivan guise


Volkswagen is engaged on an electrical successor to its iconic Microbus primarily based on 2017’s ID.Buzz concept car. It begins gross sales in Europe subsequent 12 months and is confirmed to reach the United States in 2023, that means we’ll probably see it arrive as a 2024 mannequin.

Nevertheless, concurrent with the event of the brand new electrical van is growth of a brand new technology, quantity seven to be precise, of VW’s typical T-series vans. The brand new T7-generation van was revealed on Thursday in passenger-oriented Multivan guise. For industrial patrons, VW will proceed to supply the current T6 generation in Transporter guise. Sadly, neither is predicted in the USA.

Not like the T6 technology, which relies on a devoted van platform, the T7 technology has adopted the car-based MQB platform present in a number of fashions, together with the newest Golf and the Atlas crossover. Shifting to this platform has resulted in longer overhangs entrance and rear, nevertheless it has enabled VW to supply a plug-in hybrid choice for the primary time. You additionally get all of the connectivity choices and digital driver-assist options constructed into the MQB platform.

2022 Volkswagen Multivan

2022 Volkswagen Multivan

2022 Volkswagen Multivan

2022 Volkswagen Multivan

2022 Volkswagen Multivan

2022 Volkswagen Multivan

The Multivan measures 195.8 inches lengthy as customary and 203.7 inches in stretched guise, and it’s 76.4 inches large. It may well seat as much as seven, with most of the seats designed to be moved by way of tracks or eliminated utterly. There’s additionally a desk, which is totally detachable and options adjustable peak, three cup holders, and a storage bin. The usual dimension has a most 129.7 cubic ft of storage and the lengthy model a most 143 cubic ft.

A number of powertrain choices are on provide, all of them with front-wheel drive. The powertrains primarily comprise a sequence of turbocharged inline-4s, in each gasoline and diesel flavors, however the range-topping choice is plug-in hybrid setup that mixes a 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 with a single electrical built-in with the transmission, on this case a 6-speed dual-clutch unit. Peak output is 215 hp and 13-kilowatt-hour battery means a small electrical vary is feasible. Most towing capability is 4,409 kilos.

VW’s T-series vans are literally the direct successors to the Microbus, with the original T1 generation first offered right here because the Bus. Whereas VW plans to supply each the brand new T7 technology and electrical Microbus successor in its lineup this time, a number of the automaker’s different vans may dissappear. VW officers have hinted that the smaller Touran and Sharan minivans are likely to be phased out because of households preferring crossovers.

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