2021 VW T7 Shows Its New Face In Fresh Spy Photos

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.

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Picture credits: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien for Carscoops

  • Kitty Pourquoi

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/363e5710f20512e0f607359d76954aaba82400d4d2a9ac2c11fd1596fd31554a.jpg The head- and tallights and the extra window on the side reminds me a lot of the I.D. Buzz

    • Mr_Fanta_Pants

      I was thinking the same thing.

  • PoisonEagle

    Isn’t this the one where VW is collaborating with Ford? Or what’s happening there?

  • Giziclown

    Wooow. It is “very exiting” news.

  • db

    Volkswagen fans are eagerly awaiting the unveiling of the
    Microbus
    ———–
    I think those fans have all died of old age waiting for this thing to come out.

  • SteersUright

    Is this the one that supposed to replace the ever-charming old VW microbus?
    If so, what a poor job. This looks like nothing more than a corporate, restrained design and not bold or innovating or even charming whatsoever. Yes, I can tell that even with the “camo” all over it.

    • Matt

      The Microbus replacement will be the I.D Buzz EV, not this.

  • Matt

    True, but improved passenger safety.

  • Miknik

    The longer nose is required mostly for pedestrian safety nowadays (the T6 could keep the stubby nose as it was a T5 facelift, so not all new thus not required to meet the pedestrian laws, pretty much why Fiat keeps the 500 around as a new model would require a longer and higher front end, just as the Mini)

  • KareKakk

    A window “inside” the A-pillar, as the I.D.Buzz showed, is coming too according to the photos. Kind of an enlarged Citroën Grand Picasso this.

  • Rimas Kurtinaitis

    Longer wheelbase, bigger greenhouse.

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