2021 Volkswagen Multivan Comfortline Premium –

The 2021 Volkswagen Multivan Comfortline Premium. Image: Exhaust Notes Australia

Some might describe the 2021 Volkswagen Multivan Comfortline Premium TDI340 as a modern day Kombi, that most legendary of all vans. In its own way, that’s exactly what it is, building on a legacy that’s steeped in history.

The latest generation, now known as the Multivan 6.1, offers a genuine people mover alternative to the SUV crazy world in which we live. Up against the likes of the new Kia Carnival, Hyundai’s iMax and the Honda Odyssey, it presents as a unique competitor.

It comes in four trim levels (five if you count the special edition Cruise offering), including the Comfortline, Comfortline Premium (as tested), Highline and Comfortline Exec. The top two get a multifunction table to sit between the rear seats, among other things.

Those other items include extra safety features, larger wheels, improved audio and LED lighting front and rear. But back to the Comfortline Premium, which can best be described as the sexy version of the base model, especially in Bay Leaf Green.

Looking very much like a 1960s flashback in terms of colour, The Multivan stands out from the crowd, and is certainly easy to spot when you lose it in a car park. For those not down with the retro paint, there’s a multitude of other options.

These include Candy White, Reflex Silver, Indium Grey, Starlight Blue, Cherry Red, Ravenna Blue, Mojave Beige, Copper Bronze, Pure Grey, Fortana Red and Deep Black. Three interiors are offered depending on your model choice.

Likewise, it’s available in both short-wheel and long-wheel base, in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The higher end models, as in the ones above this variant, also offer a more powerful bi-turbo diesel engine.

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Our test vehicle was provided by Volkswagen Australia. To find out more about the 2021 Volkswagen Multivan Comfortline Premium, contact your local Volkswagen dealer.

Mark Holgate