It was about a yr back when Volkswagen Professional Automobiles launched the T6.1 Multivan by exhibiting off an attractive two-tone Bulli. Just a couple of short months later, VW was caught tests prototypes of the T7 with production bodies as an evolution of these T6-primarily based mules we very first saw back in June 2018. Fast forward to February 2020, our spies have despatched us a contemporary batch of photos with the up coming Transporter, especially the Multivan people provider.
There’s continue to a lot of camouflage on the boxy car or truck, but right away we can see the greenhouse has been modified as there is now a very small glass area at the A-pillar to strengthen visibility. At the front, the headlights appear to be new and very likely benefit from comprehensive-LED tech, although the vertical taillights of today’s Multivan have built way for horizontally arranged clusters also of the whole-LED wide variety it would seem.
We have a sensation there are additional variations than satisfies the eye, but the disguise does its career at blocking the watch. For instance, the entrance grille is unlikely to be as easy as instructed by the prototype with its seen horizontal slat, when the radar on the lower grille suggests there is anything a lot more sophisticated hiding beneath the wrap. In addition, the windshield appears to be much more steeply raked on the T7.
The T6/T6.1 is a a lot more extensive facelift of the Transporter right before it, but that will alter with the T7 as reviews say the car or truck will swap to the omnipresent MQB system rumored to underpin the new Caddy as well. Whilst not promptly apparent, it is thought the T7 will be all over 6 centimeters (2.36 inches) lower than today’s model for easier entrance and exit, and will reward from enhanced aerodynamics thanks to the revised bodywork to strengthen effectiveness.
Interestingly, studies say the MQB-primarily based Multivan could peacefully coexist with the recent Transporter for commercial use. Almost nothing is official at this issue, but switching to MQB could allow for VW to introduce a plug-in hybrid variation with parts derived from the Golf GTE. It would also make the Multivan come to feel more auto-like than right before and undertake bits and pieces from the company’s automobiles.
The jury is nonetheless out concerning the T7 Multivan’s launch, but looking at as how the T6.1 arrived out only a 12 months in the past, possibilities are VW won’t start its successor faster than 2021. We are curious to find out whether VW’s tie-up with Ford impacts the Transporter, though it in all probability involves the lesser Caddy due to the fact VW has agreed to “develop and developed a metropolis van” for the Blue Oval.