For a van, it looks pretty good but doesn’t come across as anything special. This being said, it isn’t designed for its looks; more for its practicality – The ID.Buzz shows how good van design can be.
There are plenty of single paint options as well as two-tone paints, with either black and red or silver and orange. Personally, neither of these two tone options were to my taste and I don’t think it would work if the Multivan was used as an airport shuttle or private executive hire. We were given the Starlight Blue which looked smart.
The VW Multivan model we were given came with the electric sliding doors, which were a nice touch and saved opening and closing by hand. They could be opened or closed by pressing a button on the door itself, from the driver’s cabin or via the remote. The tailgate was manual and heavy, so an automatic version would be a lovely feature.
The interior has too many beige plastics and felt basic for a £60,000 van. From what we can see there isn’t an option to change the colour of the plastics or the seat covers. The slidable table is a great design feature and can easily go from the front to be used by the driver and/or passenger to the back of the Multivan where it can raise up and turn into a table.
The driver’s, front passenger’s and the middle row of seats all come with twin armrests, making driving and sitting in the Multivan very comfortable. It helps that there is plenty of space for everyone and you wouldn’t struggle to fit 7 people comfortably on a long journey. It does seem silly that you can’t reverse the seats. We were told this was because they did not crash-test this system. Obviously, safety comes first but would have liked to have seen this feature.
If you’re looking at storing loads of items then the Multivan has an abundance of storage spaces and cubby holes – check out our cubby counter in our video review.
Reviewed by Sean Dalton, Head of Direct Sales & Rental