With the fashion of SUVs, people carriers are starting to be scarce. But large families are still looking for a practical and bulky family vehicle. Useful before style! They still have one solution: the combispace. Behind this marketing term is the civilian version of a utility. Fortunately, these VP variants are now less rustic!
At Volkswagen, the last Caddy had already shown this. The brand is now driving the point home with this brand new Multivan. Moreover, the model enters a new technical era since it switches to the MQB platform, that of vehicles for individuals like the Golf and the Tiguan. The Multivan will thus have two lives, this 7th generation VP, while the pros will keep the 6.1, until a new model designed with Ford is ready.
Even if it goes upmarket, the Multivan keeps its cubic appearance, which maximizes the interior volume. The silhouette changes with the appearance of a fenestron before the doors. At the front, the look is refined, with a grille reduced to the strict minimum. This incorporates an LED bar that connects the optics. At the rear, the lights become horizontal. Visually, the Multivan is thus similar to a large minivan.
On board, the presentation is inspired by the Golf, with continuity between the instrumentation and the central screen. But it should be remembered that the Multivan 6.1 had already modernized its dashboard. The central screen is 10 inches. As standard, the vehicle will have a DSG box, with electric operation. The gear lever is removed, which frees up space. Likewise, the handbrake becomes electric.
Obviously, the advantage of the vehicle is the space and the practical aspects. We find a table. But practical novelty: while it was until now fixed, it is now on rails, being able to take several positions at the rear, and even at the front between driver and passenger.
Thanks to the MQB base, the new Multivan can receive a plug-in hybrid engine.