Volkswagen is dealing with an electrical successor to its iconic Microbus based on 2017’s ID Buzz concept car. It’s verified to reach the United States around 2022.
Nevertheless, concurrent with the advancement of the new electric van is the ongoing advancement of a new generation of VW’s popular Transporter series of vans offered overseas.
2021 Volkswagen Transporter Redesign
The sixth-generation Transporter, the T6, was just updated at the start of this year. However, it’s remained in production given that 2015 and will be due for a redesign in the not too remote future.
It needs to come as not a surprise then that models for a seventh-generation Transporter, the T7, are already out and about. Unfortunately, we’re not likely to see a local launch but in other places, it ought to hit car dealerships in late 2020 or early the following year.
We anticipate the T7 to feature a longer wheelbase and a longer front overhang compared to the T6 generation. Meanwhile, evolutionary styling seems on the cards, with the new face expected to take motivation from 2016’s Budd-e Concept. Unlike the battery-electric Budd-e, the redesigned Transporter will feature plug-in hybrid and pure internal-combustion powertrain options. This will assist differentiate the vehicle from the electric Microbus follower.
2021 Volkswagen Transporter News
Note, VW’s Transporter series is the direct successor of the Microbus, with the original T1 generation first offered here as the Bus. As discussed above, VW has no strategies to offer its most current Transporter locally. This makes good sense given the automaker’s plans to sell the ID Buzz-based electric van here. That’s a real shame. We checked the T6 generation in California trim last year and discovered it to be the ideal buddy for the van life scene.