Volkswagen fans are eagerly awaiting the unveiling of the modern-day Mircobus, but that isn’t the only van the company is working on. Far from it, as spy photographers have snapped new pictures of the seventh-generation Transporter.
Known as the T7, the redesigned van has an evolutionary design but adopts a flatter and more rounded hood. The streamlined design continues further down, where we can also see a prominent Volkswagen logo and slimmer headlights.
The massive grille of the T6.1 has been jettisoned in favor of a more compact design that can be discerned even under the heavy camouflage. Additional details are hard to make out, but there’s a slender air intake beneath the brand’s logo.
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Moving further back, the van has a boxy design that is instantly recognizable. However, there are a handful of changes including new door mirrors and a more pronounced character line. The roof also slopes to the rear end where meets a large spoiler. Speaking of the rear, the model has a more shapely tailgate and what appears to be horizontal taillights as well as a redesigned, yet still evolutionary, bumper.
Little else is known about the T7 at this point, but it’s expected to be offered with an assortment of diesel engines. There could also be a plug-in hybrid variant and possibly an electric option. The latter remains unconfirmed, but ABT already introduced its e-Transporter at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year and VW is betting big on electrification, so we wouldn’t bet against an all-electric T7 popping up later.
Picture credits: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien for Carscoops