2011 Volkswagen Multivan Review & Road Test | CarShowroom.com.au

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2011 Volkswagen Multivan Road Test

Car Showroom visits our friends at Volkswagen’s Office in Germany. It’s a flight from Australia to but it’s comforting to know a leather-equipped, air-conditioned Volkswagen is always waiting for us at the airport.

Multivan Overview

Volkswagen starts at $49,990 for the eight-seat, single turbocharged diesel model, but Car Showroom tested the $73,990 seven-seat Highline with a four-cylinder twin-turbo-diesel and seven-speed DSG automatic transmission.

all the luxury trimmings you associate a prestige limousine such as climate control air, navigation, lots of leather and combined with the extra and versatility of a van (plus the nice of individual second row seats swivel through 180 degrees, back and forth and have armrests and their own individual drawers)well it’s no wonder the Multivan Highline model we for a week is becoming popular for limousine transfers, luxury and even families.

There is even a rack in the area where suits can be full-length and a fold-out center no sedan can offer that for corporate executives.

Volkswagen Engine

We tested the Volkswagen Highline with the four-cylinder 2.0-litre diesel engine the upgrade which debuted in this year.

It’s latest high-performance turbo-diesel the likes of which are becoming popular in Europe. Maximum is 132kW at 4,000rpm and there’s a 400Nm of torque available as low as 1,500rpm.

By any measure Volkswagen Group be comfortably ranked in the world’s top when it comes to diesel technology, so not surprisingly this twin-turbo unit has common high pressure direct a Diesel Particle Filter and with Euro 5 regulations.

are rated as low as 214g/km and average consumption is as low as 8.1l/100kms. Volkswagen comes with an 80-litre tank so the range between is impressive.

Drive is to the front via Volkswagen’s superb seven-speed DSG automatic transmission. For an extra you can add to your Volkswagen Multivan the all-weather grip of Volkswagen’s all-wheel-drive system.

Volkswagen The Interior

This is where the Volkswagen Highline starts challenging the norm. Think of a prestige sedan (for example the Passat Highline or Passat CC) and those luxury features, leather, luxury smells, tactile elements and luxury into a people mover van and starting to get the picture.

Climb the Volkswagen Multivan Highline and the scores a height-adjustable, contoured, leather seat (with twin arm-rests) plus a three-spoke leather-wrapped sports wheel and instrument cluster identical to the Passat. The wheel for rake and reach and combines the high seating position to a commanding view.

The front row gets an identical seat and is the center console which controls for the three-zone climate air-conditioning and eight-speaker CD audio with satellite navigation and hard-drive.

Second row passengers have two ‘captain’s chairs which recline and slide longitudinally for load/legroom configurations. The third row bench seat has a central for use as a two-seater and it also reclines and on rails to fold away not in use.

In theory all of these fold/slide in an almost unlimited way for load and passengers combinations a flat bed). Unfortunately the fitted to our test car got a bit stuck on rails and took some and pushing to maneuver.

Volkswagen Exterior Styling

In its latest Volkswagen’s stylists have the edges of the T5 van range and in our eyes the sweetest lookers so far.

In fact, the new looks disguise the size of the Volkswagen Multivan 4,892mm long, 1,904mm and 1,970mm high). That does get a bit marginal in the car parks of CBD office complexes and shopping (our local Centra offers only 2.0-metres of in its underground car park) so you need to be aware.

The Volkswagen Multivan model is distinguished externally by extra chrome around the grille, fog lights and 17-inch wheels.

Both sliding doors have remote operation via the key a very handy

Volkswagen Multivan On the Road

As as our usual test procedures, we the Volkswagen Multivan to a ‘real-world’ a long weekend family down Victoria’s Great Road from Melbourne to First things first for weekend, the Multivan easily with the four of us, our clothes, and golf clubsno prestige could make that

On the freeway like the Autobahns Hanover to Wolfsburg and Berlin we’ve chalked-up hours these vans the Volkswagen was a delight. Combine the brilliant, performance of the 2.0-litre, twin-turbocharged the smart technology of the seven-speed DSG and the is spirited performance which had of prestige sedans looking

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