VW Multivan 6.1 2021 Radio Review

The Volkswagen Multivan is the successor to the Kombi. They are now classed as people movers. It is part of the VW transporter range and the latest model is the T6.1.

2021 VW 6.1 Multivan exterior Its overall shape is tall and squarish, somewhat van-like especially when compared to the Kia Carnival but we had the two-tone paint job that looked pretty good.  Certainly, better than the Toyota Granvia or current Hyundai iMax.

The Multivan comes in a short wheel base or an extra 400mm long wheel base.

2021 VW 6.1 Multivan engine

They have a two litre diesel engine.

For the entry level model there’s a single turbo charger and a modest 110 kw, the other is a twin turbo with great throttle response from 147kW.


The class leading feature is that some variants have all-wheel drive.

Prices range from nearly $62,000 to $88,000 plus on road costs.

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2021 California T6.1

What is good?

  • Class leading ease of access to third row of seats
  • Good, responsive engine
  • All-wheel drive option 

What is not so good?

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2021 California T6.1

Model                                   Volkswagen Multivan TDI 450 four motion

Model Price                                 $87,990 MLP*

Engine                                           2 litre twin turbo diesel

Drivetrain                                     7 Speed dual clutch

Power                                           147 kW @ 4,000 rpm

Torque                                          450 Nm @ 1,500-2,000

Safety                                            Not tested ANCAP

CO2 Emissions                             200  g/km

Economy ADR                             7.9 L/100km

Servicing                                       “Care Plans” first 3 or five years

Warranty                                      5 yr/ Unlimited km:  One year roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.


Overall Rating                      79/100

Behind the Wheel                 7

Comfort                              8

Equipment                           8

Performance                          8

Ride and Handling                   7

Practicality                             9

Fit for Purpose                     9

Street Appeal/Design            8

Technology/Connectivity      8

Value for Money                  7


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VW Multivan Overall Rating
  • /10
    Behind the Wheel   - /10
  • /10
    Comfort     - /10
  • /10
    Equipment - /10
  • /10
    Performance   - /10
  • /10
    Ride and Handling - /10
  • /10
    Practicality - /10
  • /10
    Fit for Purpose  - /10
  • /10
    Street Appeal/Design - /10
  • /10
    Technology/Connectivity - /10
  • /10
    Value for Money  - /10


The Volkswagen Multivan is the successor to the Kombi. They are now classed as people movers. It is part of the VW transporter range and the latest model is the T6.1.

Prices range from nearly $62,000 to $88,000 plus on road costs.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto