I’m not a van anymore. We tested how the cheapest version of the new Volkswagen Multivan runs

He drives like a car

The Multivan benefits significantly from the transition to the MQB platform, especially in terms of driving characteristics. The driver no longer feels as if he was driving a van that had just been converted into a car for people. The chassis dampens much better, there are no dull blows. Although we experienced a few jumps, except for the extremely glued Czech districts of the worst quality. In addition, the car is much easier to fold into corners. Tilts were reduced to a minimum, but comfort did not suffer. Here you can really feel the huge shift by leaps and bounds.

In addition, MQB allows the arrival of a plethora of electronic assistants. An adaptive cruise control, parking assist, parking pilot, crosswind assistant or traffic sign reader may be required on board. There is no keyless access, intelligent LED headlights and you can pay extra for electrically folding rear doors, folding towing equipment and a wide range of other equipment. In short, the Multivan can be as ornate as a modern SUV.

But if you miss the old Multivan, you don’t have to look only in bazaars. The T6.1 generation remains on sale, including the California camping version. The representatives of the carmaker did not tell us exactly how long it will last, but it should be on sale until the new Multivan starts selling in an all-wheel drive version. It should appear in about two years.

After all, the standard diesel version with the 2.0 TDI engine will also be awaited for a while, but the Czech representation of the brand has already launched the possibility of orders on Wednesday. Even before the car was physically in the Czech Republic, it was pre-ordered by 200 people. There was also interest in a new plug-in hybrid version. It promises a range of pure electricity of about 50 km and thus such low emissions that it is entitled to the eco-label EL. You can see how this variant runs in the following report:

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