Volkswagen's T7-generation van debuts in Multivan guise
Volkswagen is working on an electric successor to its iconic Microbus based on 2017's ID.Buzz concept car. It starts sales in Europe next year and is confirmed to reach the United States in 2023, meaning we'll likely see it arrive as a 2024 model.
However, concurrent with the development of the new electric van is development of a new generation, number seven to be exact, of VW's conventional T-series vans. The new T7-generation van was revealed on Thursday in passenger-oriented Multivan guise. For commercial buyers, VW will continue to offer the current T6 generation in Transporter guise. Sadly, neither is expected in the United States.
Unlike the T6 generation, which is based on a dedicated van platform, the T7 generation has adopted the car-based MQB platform found in multiple models, including the latest Golf and the Atlas crossover. Moving to this platform has resulted in longer overhangs front and rear, but it has enabled VW to offer a plug-in hybrid option for the first time. You also get all the connectivity options and electronic driver-assist features built into the MQB …
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