2023 Author: Erin Ralphs | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:31
Volkswagen brand cars are very common in Russia. These are mainly budget Polo sedans or premium Tuareg SUVs. But today we will consider one of the rare specimens. This is the Volkswagen Multivan. This car is positioned as a full-size minibus of the premium segment. The machine is built on the basis of the conventional "Transporter" and has similar characteristics. But there are many differences here (in particular, this applies to the interior). Well, let's look at what the Volkswagen Multiven has owner reviews and features.
Externally, this car is very similar to the younger brother "Transporter". In front - a large bumper, a wide grille and neat optics. Of the differences, it is the Multivena that is worth noting body-colored bumpers and tinted interior windows. Also, this Volkswagen always comes with alloy wheels.(fog lights - option). Otherwise, there are no global differences from the usual passenger version. Outwardly, this is a nondescript and inconspicuous car that is easily lost in the stream. Although the design itself can not be called dull. German designers have a conservative outlook on car exteriors.
What do they say about the "Volkswagen-Multiven-T5" reviews? Among the shortcomings, the owners note the poor resistance of the car to corrosion. So, after several years of operation in large cities (where roads are regularly treated with s alt in winter), mushrooms appear on the wheel arches. Another disadvantage is the thickness of the paint. The Volkswagen-Multiven-T5 has a very thin paintwork. Unfortunately, the body here is of the same quality as on the cheapest cargo Transporter. At this price, I would like to get a better metal - the reviews note.
Since it was the "Transporter" that was taken as the basis, the dimensions of the "Multiven" do not differ much from it. The total length of the body is from 4.9 to 5.3 meters (depending on the wheelbase), the height is 1.97-1.99 meters, and the width is 1.9 meters. At the same time, the "Multiven" may have a different clearance. The short versions have 18.6 cm of ground clearance. And long-wheelbase minibuses already have a 20-centimeter clearance. According to reviews, the Volkswagen Multiven-T6 moves well both on uneven paved and unpaved roads. The clearance of the car is sufficient to easily travel with the family out of town forpicnic.
So let's move inside the Volkswagen Multivan. Owner reviews note one nice feature - for ease of landing, an additional handle is provided, which is located on the counter. Since the salon is located high, this handle helps a lot. Inside, the Volkswagen Multivan is not much different from the Transporter. The steering wheel is three-spoke, with a basic set of buttons. The instrument panel is very informative. There is also an onboard computer. The center console has a multimedia system. All controls are within easy reach and intuitive to use. Among other features, the location of the gear lever should be noted. It is located near the center console. This arrangement of the gear knob has significantly increased the free space in the cabin.
Now let's move to the passenger side. And if in front of the "Multiven" practically does not differ from the "Transporter", then in the back the differences are cardinal. The main feature of the Volkswagen Multivan is a transformable interior. The passenger side has five seats. The rear seats and the sofa can move back and forth along the rails. And if necessary, the rear seats can be transformed into a double bed.
Among other advantages of the Volkswagen Multiven, reviews note the presence of many niches, drawers and stands. Inside there are plenty of places where you can put your things. In addition, in the salonthere is a folding table. As for the trunk, its volume is 120 liters. And you don't have to fold or stow the rear seats to do it.
Of the shortcomings of the Volkswagen Multiven, reviews note poor sound insulation. She remained at the same level as in the regular version. Although the car has become more equipped, it has not lost its previous shortcomings. Among other shortcomings, the owners note hard plastic. It is he who begins to creak on bumps, which is very unpleasant for the premium version of the minibus.
The range of power units is very extensive. All motors were borrowed from the Transporter. The Volkswagen Multiven was equipped with both gasoline and diesel engines. Let's start with the first. The base in this line is a two-liter engine with a capacity of 115 horsepower. With it, the car consumes 8.6 liters of gasoline on the highway and up to 13.8 liters within the city. Transmission - manual only.
There was also a 3.2-liter engine. It could be equipped with both automatic and manual transmission. In the first case, fuel consumption is up to 18.6 liters in the city and 10.3 liters on the highway. On the mechanics of the machine is no less voracious. In the city, she spends 18.2, on the highway - up to 10 liters. Such a high appetite is easily explained by the power of the engine. After all, the motor develops up to 235 horsepower. Very often, owners practice dynamic driving, as a result of which consumption increases.
Now ohdiesel engines. There are many more in the line. The base is a 1.9-liter engine with 102 horsepower. According to reviews, the Volkswagen Multiven for 1.9 liters is the most economical. For a hundred, the car spends 6.7 liters of diesel outside the city and up to 9.5 within it. Only mechanics is provided as a checkpoint.
Next on the list is a 2.5-liter engine with 131 hp. With. Paired with this internal combustion engine, both automatic and manual transmissions can work. In the first case, the consumption in the city will be 12.5 liters, in the second - 2 liters less. On the highway, the run is not so significant - from 6.6 to 7.2 liters for manual transmission and automatic transmission.
The 174 hp version is very common. According to reviews, the 2.5-liter Volkswagen Multiven is a kind of compromise for those who want to get a dynamic car, while not consuming a lot of fuel. For 100 kilometers, a car spends 10.5 liters of diesel in the city. On the highway, the car is more economical, and consumes 6.6 liters. This is for the mechanical version. Also for the 2.5-liter Volkswagen Multiven, an automatic is also provided. With him, the car will be more voracious. Consumption will be 12, 3 and 7 liters in the city and on the highway, respectively.
The suspension design here is classic. Front - MacPherson struts, rear - multi-link. Steering - rack with hydraulic booster. Brakes - fully disc, ventilated. Additionally, there is an ABS system and brake force distribution.
As notedreviews, Volkswagen Multiven (gasoline and diesel) can be equipped with an all-wheel drive system. By default, power goes only to the front wheels. The torque is transferred to the rear through the Haldex multi-plate clutch. But as the reviews note, the Volkswagen Multivan 2.0 with all-wheel drive spends about a liter more fuel than the 4 x 2 version. Since the car will not often knead the mud, you can take a cheaper version with a mono drive, the owners say.
How does the Volkswagen Multivan behave on the road? I must say that the suspension of the minibus is very collected. According to the owners, the car confidently holds the road at high speed, despite its weight and high center of gravity. But of the shortcomings, reviews note a short suspension travel. The machine handles bumps harshly.
So, we found out what a Volkswagen Multivan is. As you can see, only the interior can be distinguished from the main features of the car. Otherwise, this car will be identical to cheaper versions. Many do not dare to buy it, since the price difference is almost 50 percent. It is also worth noting the costly repair and maintenance of turbocharged engines. That is why the Volkswagen Multivan is not so widespread in Russia.