(Review) Volkswagen Multivan: Do you have a huge family, or do you need a quality van to transport people? Well, Multivan appears on the market as the solution for everything, and for everyone, if your problem is to fit (many) people inside a 4-wheel vehicle.
Quite honestly, when VW challenged me to this test, I thought “this must be horrible to drive! Heavy, giant, probably won’t even pass my street.” Well, I can say that I was pleasantly surprised, as the Multivan, in addition to being agile, was also able to demonstrate some muscle on the road, in its 150hp TDI version, but especially in its PHEV (Plug-In) version, with 238hp.
Let’s go by parts?
(Analysis) Volkswagen Multivan: The new Sharan!
Therefore, for many years, it was perfectly normal to see many good MPVs on Portuguese roads, namely for large families, who, in addition to space, also want practicality and safety in their day-to-day lives. A great example of this type of van is the VW Sharan, or the SEAT Alhambra.
Well then, the VW Multivan wants to be the Sharan of the new times, with much more technology, more space, more safety, and amazingly, more performance.
The VW Multivan has the look of a van (duh), however, it also brings some new little things in the design, which give it a more robust, angrier, and above all, different look from everything else on Portuguese roads. It has some similarities with the VW ID Buzz, while trying not to be as modern as the brand’s electric solution.
As for the proportions, despite being tall, the van is very well thought out, being able to pass even in the tightest streets, or in the lowest garages.
Dimensions, Weight and Engines
dimensions: 4973 mm * 1941 mm * 1907 mm / Length between the axis: 3124 mm
Engines: 2.0 TDI (150cv), 1.4 TFSIe (PHEV – 238cv), 1.5 TFSI (134cv), 2.0 TFSI (201cv)
Space and tidiness
It is possible to move the benches, lower them, recline them, etc… For whatever your objective is, namely, moving people or products. It can make room for up to 3,672 litres.
However, never forgetting that the main purpose of this vehicle is to move people, not suitcases/luggage.
The VW Multivan is obviously strange at first glance. But, in my opinion, it’s like Coca-Cola, first you feel strange, and then you get inside. The van turned out to be extremely stable and safe, thanks to the implementation of all modern technologies such as automatic braking (forwards and backwards), Lane Assist, Sensors, rear camera, auto-hold, etc…
But more important than all this, he demonstrated the ability to be fast, agile, and above all, fun! Especially in its PHEV version with automatic changes.
I really enjoyed the experience.