The 2021 Volkswagen T7 has started shedding its camouflage, showing its redesigned front end for the first time in the Multivan people-carrier version.
Inspired by the Golf Mk8, the front end is dominated by the slim grille with two horizontal bars interrupted by the VW logo, as well as new headlights. Meanwhile, the upper and lower air intakes in the bumper sport a honeycomb pattern and the windscreen appears to be bigger.
The profile has been softened up and at the back, VW tried to mask the shape of the taillamps, but we do know, from previous scoops, that they will be horizontal instead of vertical.
Elsewhere, the dark blue prototype was equipped with a bunch of sensors on the rear sliding doors, roof and wheels, and it appears that test dummies were placed on the seats.
Expected to be unveiled before the end of 2020 or early next year, the T7 is likely based on the Volkswagen Group’s highly versatile MQB platform. It will launch with the usual lineup of petrol and diesel engines, as well as mild hybrids.
Nonetheless, the most anticipated version will be the plug-in hybrid, which will feature a charge port on the right front fender. Details surrounding this model are scarce, though it probably won’t have anything to do with ABT Sportsline, which helped develop the current e-Transporter. The powertrain might comprise of a small turbo-four and a tiny electric motor, with the battery pack providing it with a zero-emission range of a few tens of miles.
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