Next-Gen 2021 Volkswagen Transporter T7 to Feature Hybrid Powertrain

The latest spy shots of the seventh-generation 2021 Volkswagen Transporter T7 emerged online. However, it isn’t the first time we are seeing a camouflaged T7 in the last couple of months. The German manufacturer will build new models on the ID Buzz concept, and Transporter T7 will be one of those models.

According to the latest reports, this minivan will feature a hybrid powertrain and possibly an all-electric version. Moreover, the seventh-gen Transporter T7 will gain numerous refreshments in terms of exterior and interior design. This model will hit the dealerships later n 2020, and it will also reach American soil.

2021 Volkswagen Transporter T7 spy shot

New Platform

The 2021 Volkswagen Transporter T7 will ride on a new platform. It is a famous MQB architecture that supports front-wheel and all-wheel-drive systems. Moreover, the same underpinnings will be available on the long-wheelbase model. And yes, a hybrid powertrain will be in the offer. Thanks to this platform, hybridization is possible. As always before, this minivan will also offer gasoline and diesel engines, depending on the market.

2021 Volkswagen Transporter T7 redesign

2021 Transporter T7 Spy Shots

The spy shots are providing a good look at the new bodywork. The 2021 Volkswagen Transporter T7 with a longer wheelbase will also gain a longer front overhang over the current T6 model. Volkswagen will deliver evolutionary styling with a new look of the front fascia. According to spy photos, the grille will be positioned below the headlights. Moreover, it seems the A-pillars are thicker than before. However, camera angles aren’t that perfect, so it is hard to confirm this.

The new T7 version will also feature smaller windows, and the rear will gain a new set of taillights. The same taillamps are now more horizontal. The spy photographers even grab a glimpse of the interior. Most of the interior is under heavy camo, but the interior layout is definitely new. That means we can expect new dashboard design, panels, and much more.

2021 Volkswagen Transporter T7 interior

Hybrid Powertrain is Certain, e-Transporter a Possibility

Thanks to the new platform and spy shots, a hybrid powertrain is certain. Moreover, the 2021 Volkswagen Transporter T7 could go all-electric as well. German manufacturer still didn’t say anything on this topic. Currently, VW is using a 1.4-liter turbo engine for its hybrid models. With an electric motor, this output delivers between 200 and 250 horsepower in some models. However, Transporter has never had such a small engine.

In the last fourteen years, Transporter used two engines only, and both were 2.0-liter gasoline units. As for the all-electric version, it is very likely to happen. According to reliable sources, Transporter T7 EV will use the same all-electric system as the ID Buzz Concept. Volkswagen will release full details closer to the release date.

2021 Volkswagen Transporter T7 Price and Release Date

The price of the current T6 Transporter starts at around $27,000. The new model will cost more, especially the hybrid version. Thanks to that, the new 2021 Volkswagen Transporter T7 will surely start closer to the $30,000. On top of that, a hybrid will be priced at $35,000 and an all-electric version of around $40,000. We won’t see the local launch, but elsewhere, including the United States, this van will arrive in late 2020.