Sadly, this one is forbidden fruit to the US market.
The Bavarian tuning shop Delta4x4 has gone to work on the Volkswagen T7 Multivan to take its adventurous nature up a notch with some off-roading chops. Now, we don't get the T7 here in the US, but it's a direct descendent of the original Microbus, and Multivan is the comfort- and people-focused version of the series. It sits alongside the larger T6 version in Europe, and there is a California camper version, but, oddly, that's also forbidden fruit here - despite the fact that Ford has its Transit Trail Camper Van.
Delta4x4 calls its new creation the Odelzhausener VW T7 Multivan, after a town in Germany. It's wider and higher than standard and features plenty of upgrades for challenging terrain.
The Odelzhausener VW T7 Multivan uses specially adapted Bilstein shock absorbers and Eibach springs to raise the van just over 1.5 inches and soak up lumps and bumps. It rides on Loder AT #1 tires that sit somewhere between a mud-terrain tire and an all-terrain design. The tires are mounted on a set of matte black Hanma wheels that feature a replaceable protection ring to guard the wheels against rocks and stone chips. Customers can also option 20-inch genuine beadlock wheels instead, along with more aggressive tires, at the expense of road noise and handling on the pavement. It's no F-150 Raptor, but this van will get you to most places in comfort.
Delta4x4 uses wheel arch extensions for the wider wheel and tire combinations and finishes the van with PIAA LED lights. The upgrade also includes a three-inch thick stainless steel front bracket in either a body-color or matte black finish and a new roof rack for storage. The roof rack is made of light but strong serrated aluminum.
Currently, you're looking at a prototype in the photos below, and the upgrade comes in a kit priced at around $5,785, but parts can be purchased separately. The original concept for the Odelzhausener VW T7 Multivan included a brush guard, so hopefully, that will become an accessory for buyers as well. For Americans, we hope Delta4x4 does something similar for the upcoming ID. Buzz. It wouldn't be the tuner's first electric vehicle project.
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