Volkswagen is working on an electrical follower to its renowned Microbus based upon 2017’s ID Buzz concept car. It’s verified to reach the United States around 2022.
Nevertheless, concurrent with the advancement of the new electrical van is the continued development of a new generation of VW’s popular Transporter series of vans offered overseas.
The sixth-generation Transporter, the T6, was upgraded at the start of this year. However, it’s been in production because 2015 and will be due for a redesign in the not too long run.
It should come as no surprise then that models for a seventh-generation Transporter, the T7, are currently out and about. Sadly, we’re not likely to see a local launch. However, somewhere else, it needs to hit car dealerships in late 2020 or early the following year.
2021 Volkswagen Transporter Features
We anticipate the T7 to feature a longer wheelbase and a longer front overhang compared to the T6 generation. On the other hand, evolutionary styling looks to be on the cards, with the new face anticipated to take motivation from 2016’s Budd-e Concept. Unlike the battery-electric Budd-e, the redesigned Transporter will include plug-in hybrid and pure internal-combustion powertrain choices. This will help differentiate the vehicle from the electrical Microbus successor.
Note, VW’s Transporter series is the direct successor of the Microbus, with the original T1 generation first sold here as the Bus. As discussed above, VW has no plans to sell its latest Transporter locally. This makes sense, given the automaker’s strategies to sell the ID Buzz-based electric van here. That’s a real pity. We evaluated the T6 generation in California trim last year and found it to be the best companion for the van life scene.
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