2021 VW T7 Multivan Plug-In Hybrid, and Spy Shots

Last year, we saw the facelift of Volkswagen’s Multivan. Now, the model is ready for another significant improvement. The new generation of the vehicle, also known as Caravelle spotted recently, with major changes in appearance. The brand-new 2021 VW T7 Multivan brings a boxed-body styling, enhanced with modern elements, borrowed from the newer Volkswagen models.

For example, the front end is completely redesigned, and bring a design similar to the new generation Golf. Moreover, VW T7 comes with softer corners and larger windows, while sliding rear doors stays the same as before.

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Exterior Design

The first thing you’ll notice regarding the exterior of 2021 VW T7 Multivan is flatter and more rounded hood. The smooth design extends further down, where it meets the prominent Volkswagen logo and slimmer headlights. Furthermore, the massive grille of the T6 has been discharged, for more suitable and compatible design, which can be partly seen under the heavy camo.

Still, some additional details are hard to see. But, there’s a thin air intake below the company’s logo. From the back, you’ll notice the boxy design and a couple of changes. New features are the refined door windows and a more prominent character line. Also, the roof slopes to the back end, where it meets a large spoiler. On top of that, the upcoming T7 will include sharper tailgate, while the bumper will be redesigned as well.

2021 VW T7 Multivan Changes and PHEV

The forthcoming 2021 VW T7 Multivan will be built on a completely new platform. Of course, it will be the Volkswagen MQB, but the automotive group didn’t confirm that information yet. Anyhow, the van will use a familiar 2.0-liter petrol and diesel units. also, expect to see mild-hybrid versions to join the lineup.

However, the most important change for the new model is the introduction of the plug-in hybrid. According to the reports from Volkswagen, the hybrid engine will be dubbed GTE, like the rest of the VW’s PHEVs.

The GTE will combine four-cylinder gasoline powertrain with a small electric motor and a battery pack. This combination should provide a decent zero-emission range for a vehicle like this.

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VW’s Plug-In Experiments

For the first time, under the hood of 2021 VW T7 Multivan will be electric powertrain. The Volkswagen Group tested such a version several times, through the partnership with ABT Sportsline. The electric motor in a co-developed model, called the ABT e-Transporter produces 110 hp (111 PS/82 kW).

Also, the e-Transporter includes a 37.3 kWh, or 74.6 kWh battery, and provides a total driving range of 129 miles (208 km). So, the upcoming minivan might use this setup, besides the four-cylinder gasoline unit with an electric motor and a battery pack.

Furthermore, T7 will be sold alongside the T6. The Volkswagen Group expects that the minivan will be ready by the end of the year, or in early 2021.

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