Body style: Van
Segment: Large MPV
Production years: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles introduced the sixth generation of the Multivan in 2015, a nameplate that was already considered by many a benchmark in the segment.
Designed as a commercial vehicle and then adapted as a people carrier, the Multivan still shared many parts with its LCV cousin. But the automaker tried to conceal that with many features and amenities that transformed the vehicle into a friendly car built for the entire family and some friends. The 2015 model was designed with the concept of a minivan in mind, and offered unique features in its segment.
At the front, the car sported a set of headlights that resembled those installed on the Passat and Polo, with an angular look on the inner part of the headlamps. In addition, the grille received a pair of chromed slats and a fat lower bumper that sported a pair of fog lamps as an option. The automaker offered a sliding door on the passenger side, while another one on the driver's side was offered as an option. These, together with the regular front doors, made the ingress and egress to the vehicle easy for all passengers. At the back, the wide tailgate was large enough to serve as a roof during rain.
Inside, the Multivan was available in various configurations, including a seven-seat option with the middle row featuring captain seats. There were plenty of options that transformed the vehicle from a regular people carrier into a VIP shuttle. Its only downturn was the high floor, which made it somehow uncomfortable. At the front, the dashboard received a flat dashboard with an integrated infotainment system placed on the center stack. Unusually, in the "Bulli" trim, the car featured a body-colored trim on the dash.
Under the hood, Volkswagen installed a choice of gasoline and turbo-diesel engines ranging from 150 PS (148 hp) to 204 PS (201 hp) that sent their power to the front or all wheels, depending on the options.