New VW T7 Multivan teased: price, technical data and release date
The Volkswagen Caravelle replacement, or T7 Multivan, was teased very soon before an official reveal. Here’s Everything You Need To Know So Far …
- Official teaser pictures show VW Caravelle replacement
- MPV, also known as the T7 Multivan
- More car-like interior
- Based on MQB substrates like a VW Golf
- Will be announced in June 2021
- Expected to cost around £ 50,000
Volkswagen is preparing a new version of the Caravelle MPV and has revealed a handful of teaser images to show what it will look like. The new “T7” model, which is also called the Multivan in some places, will soon be presented in full in June.
The T7 Multivan is shown in a design sketch and while this is not the final version it does give you a pretty good idea of what the design of the new model will be. VW has also confirmed that it will feature plug-in hybrid technology and be based on similar fundamentals as the VW Golf, rather than being a “van with windows” like the previous models.
Volkswagen T7 Multivan design
The new Volkswagen Caravelle replacement is wider than before, but the designers took advantage of this to make it look lower and more attractive (at least according to VW). The teaser pictures show a people carrier with fairly traditional box-shaped proportions, so don’t expect the new VW to be fundamentally different from successful predecessor designs.
It’s also supposed to be more aerodynamic than before, which should help with fuel economy and emissions. The sketch also shows a two-tone paintwork with a red lower part and a black upper part, along with striking light alloy wheels and a large sliding roof.
The front section looks like it resembles the Volkswagen Golf-like look, with the new VW badge and headlights that stretch across the front section and meet at the badge in the middle.
Volkswagen T7 Multivan interior
Another teaser pic that VW posted ahead of its full reveal shows a new versatile interior with individual seats instead of benches. The continuous level floor of the vehicle ensures constant legroom and enables the use of a slide rail system for the seats, with which you can individually adapt the way the interior works.
VW specifically mentions a new table that can be moved around it along with the seats. It can be part of a center console or armrest for the front seats, but it can be moved back and become a useful table for the rear passengers. It’s also shown in the sketch as useful when it’s parked.
According to VW, there is more headroom in the new T7 Multivan than before when the optional sunroof is installed, and when not, it’s the same as the previous model.
Since the new model is based on the foundations of the VW Golf, expect many of the same parts to be used in the interior as well. This should mean higher quality than before and is supplied with a high-tech kit including a touchscreen display with many functions and a digital instrument cluster.
Volkswagen T7 Multivan engines
VW has already confirmed that an electric MPV based on its ID Buzz concept is on the way, so we don’t expect a pure electric version of the new multivan. However, VW has already confirmed that a plug-in hybrid is on the way.
Details on other engines have not yet been released, but it is likely that the plug-in model will use the same 1.4-liter gasoline and electric motor as other VW cars such as the Golf GTE and Passat GTE.
New VW T7 Multivan exchange price and release date
There are no details on when the new T7 Multivan will be launched, but the reveal date is set for June 2021 so you can expect it to arrive before the end of the year.
In terms of price, the current Caravelle starts at £ 50,000, so the new model is likely to cost a similar amount. However, the plug-in hybrid model can be more expensive.
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