The New VW Transporter T7

We have all been waiting in anticipation for the new T7 to be released. So when is the new VW T7 actually coming out?

Official VW T7 release date

The VW Transporter T7 is available to order now on the official VW website however there are is currently a delay in delivery due to shortages in supply of vital components – a problem that has affected every vehicle manufacturer in 2022.

The first of the T7 models are expected to hit the roads in the UK early 2023.

What we know about the new VW T7

The VW T7 has been named “The Multivan” and is the replacement for the high specification, well known and loved VW Caravelle 6.1. Hopefully the T7 will be available in other trims such as Panel Van and Kombi at some point in the future.

The VW T7 is available with a few different engine options –

  • Petrol 1.5 TSI 136PS
  • Petrol 2.0 TSI 204PS
  • eHybrid 1.4TSI and 85kW Electric motor – Combined power 218PS
  • Diesel 2.0 TDI 150PS

The Petrol and eHybrid options are expected to be the most popular.

What are the different VW T7 models?

The VW T7 Multivan is available in two different specifications called the Multivan Life and the Multivan Style. The Life is the slightly lower specification option retailing from £43,700 in the UK and the Style starts at £55,510. The good news is that both the Life and Style can be bought in any of the engine options:

  • Petrol 1.5 TSI 136PS
  • Petrol 2.0 TSI 204PS
  • eHybrid 1.4TSI and 85kW Electric motor – Combined power 218PS
  • Diesel 2.0 TDI 150PS

What is the difference between the T7 Life and the T7 Style?

With a starting price of almost £12k higher you are probably wondering what benefits the VW T7 Style has over the T7 Life.

So here we go – here is a list of options that you will get on a Multivan Style and not on the Life (unless you pay the individual option upgrade fee):

  • “Dark Woodgrain Optic” decorative inserts
  • 17″ “Dundrod” alloys, black (the Life comes with 16″)
  • 235/55 R17 103 H XL Low rolling resistance tyres
  • Additional interior noise reduction
  • Advanced high-beam control
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Central locking system “Keyless Entry” with fingerprint “two-stage unlocking”
  • Chrome trims on side and rear
  • Digital Cockpit Pro
  • Electric auxiliary heater
  • Electric sliding door – left (Life is not electric)
  • Electric sliding door – right (Life is not electric)
  • Gloss black grille with 2 illuminated chrome trim (The life is not iluminated and chrome)
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated windscreen
  • IQ.LIGHT LED Matrix
  • Navigation system “Discover Media”
  • Park Assist with front and rear parking sensors
  • Seat trim covers in ArtVelours
  • Sliding window in sliding door – left & Right
  • Stainless steel loading protection
  • Stainless steel pedals
  • Surround lighting in door area with Multivan logo projection

Hopefully that answers the question….! An extra £12k does get you quite an extensive list of upgrades. Mostly the upgrades are “style” related only but a few of the bigger upgrades are practical – such as heated seats, electric sliding doors, better noise reduction and so on.

Which is the best VW Transporter T7 engine?

The technology in the eHybrid is new to market but does have some of the best specifications on paper.

The eHybrid can achieve up 156.9MPG Petrol and 17.2 kWh/62mi Electric and delivers 218PS making it the most powerful option of the range. For this reason it is expected that this will become the most popular option to purchase.

The unknown question is whether it will be as reliable as the tried and tested Diesel and Petrol engines.

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