Volkswagen T7 Multivan announced at last
The overlong series of teasers is over at last, and the VW T7 Multivan is finally here for us to explore with full specs and trim details.
The big news is that the van now runs on a hybrid powertrain based on a 1.4-liter TSI engine and an electric motor. The system outputs 218 PS (215 hp / 160 kW) to a six-speed DSG box. A 13-kWh lithium-ion battery located under the floor for space optimization reasons provides the power. All-electric range remains unknown, but the automaker claims short urban trips will not be a problem.
The lineup also includes regular ICE-powered Multivan models. At first, customers will be able to choose between a 1.5 TSI spec rated at 136 PS (134 hp / 100 kW) and its 2.0 counterpart worth 204 PS (201 hp / 150 kW). Both consume gasoline, but a four-cylinder diesel rated at 150 PS (148 hp / 110 kW) is expected to join the range next year.
As we reported earlier, the van gets a new interior layout with a transforming table and swiveling second-row seats. In addition to this, you can easily remove the seats altogether, ending with a very practical cargo bed.
Passengers will know to appreciate a panoramic glass roof, while the driver will get access to a 10.25-inch digital dash and a 10-inch infotainment touchscreen. Safety, comfort and driving aids sum up to 34 total, and such bare necessities as AEB and lanekeeping come standard in all trims.
Editor Andrew Raspopov