The forthcoming 2022 Volkswagen T7 is a minivan that is one of the most popular buying options. The Type 2 was the first model every launched, believe it or not, seven decades ago. Now, Volkswagen’s T series is a line of vans that comes with reliability and much more.
Currently, the six-gen model is on the roads, but this van is about to be replaced in the near future. Reportedly, Volkswagen plans to introduce two brand-new all-electric minivans. Until that happens, T7 is on the roll and here’s what you can expect.
Volkswagen T7 Redesign
The all-new 2022 Volkswagen T7 is based on the new MQB platform. Because of that, this van will share a lot of things with brand’s cars such as Golf 8. New spy shots are suggesting a redesign as T7 will be the new-generation model. Thanks to that, some significant changes are happening. The T7 model comes with thinner headlights.
The taillights are wider and the front doors are moved backward. Thanks to that, T7 now offers new quarter window so the van now looks more rakish. Heavy camouflage perfectly hides some exterior parts, but we are sure that we’ll see even more cosmetic upgrades soon. Generally, this model looks more modern and it comes with the style.
What Else is New?
The upcoming 2022 Volkswagen T7 rides on a new MQB platform. It is brand’s relatively new architecture that underpins smaller vehicles. We don’t know if the new model will be dimensionally smaller or larger. Anyway, we don’t expect to see major dimensional changes.
The interior will introduce more high-tech features, including new infotainment system and new driver-assistance aids. The comfort will be improved as well, along with the safety ratings. The German manufacturer will reveal more details in the coming months.
Mild-Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Specs
The “Multivan” or the 2022 Volkswagen T7 will deploy a front-wheel-drive setup as standard. The all-wheel-drive system will be optional once again. Volkswagen plans to deliver both diesel and gasoline engines, which is great. Both variants will work with the 48V mild-hybrid system. On top of that, a plug-in hybrid variant will be available for the first time.
The T7 PHEV will combine 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery. Some reports are saying the plug-in hybrid model will be named “GTE” and we expect good electric range and significantly improved fuel efficiency. On the other hand, we can’t say if this version will provide drastically more power than the regular variant that uses conventional engines.
2022 Volkswagen T7 Price, Release Date
The 2022 Volkswagen T7 will hit the dealerships in the last quarter of 2021. This van will offer gasoline, diesel, mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. However, what about all-electric T7 version. Reportedly, Volkswagen will introduce new “Bulli” van that will be sold in the North America. As for the T7, this model is not available in the United States, yet. The T7 model will surely cost more than the outgoing model, but exact pricing is not available yet.