The Volkswagen Kombi has become an icon all around the world. Together with the Volkswagen Beetle, it made Volkswagen the brand that it is today. After celebrating its 70th birthday last year, Volkswagen Philippines has announced the return of the iconic Multivan Kombi. It is expected to arrive sometime in Q3 of this year.
The Philippine-spec Multivan Kombi will be directly sourced from Germany. It will be offered in a single variant which is the Volkswagen Kombi Highline. It will compete with the likes of Peugeot Traveler, Honda Odyssey, and Toyota Alphard in the premium minivan segment.
Although the Kombi still has the old boxy shape it is known for, it features premium exterior lines and 17-inch classic alloy wheels to emphasize the elegance of the vehicle. It also has LED headlights, taillights, and daytime running lights to make it look cutting-edge despite the classic look. The Kombi also features electric dual sliding doors and a power tailgate for easier entry and exit. These features for convenience will give you an overall more premium experience.
Inside the cabin, there are full-grain Nappa leather seats, dual swiveling captain’s seats, a multi-function table, and a three-zone climate control system. The second-row captain seats can swivel for face-to-face meetings while in transit. A multifunction folding table positioned between the second and third rows offers a stable spot for laptops, meals, and other stuff. The 3-zone Climatronic Air Conditioning provides optimum comfort for passengers, wherever they may be seated. The 8-inch Discover Media with navigation, Android Auto, and Wireless Apple CarPlay Connectivity, together with the Active Info Display, will provide the driver with invaluable information to better manage road awareness and improve alertness.
According to Volkswagen, the vehicle’s performance will allow you to forget that you’re in transit, so you could fully immerse yourself in your passions, or even engage companions in a productive interaction. The Multivan Kombi offers an exceptionally smooth and stable ride. Thanks to the 330 TDI engine, 7-speed DSG transmission, McPherson Independent suspension at the front, and semi-trailing rear independent rear axle at the back. The 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel engine is capable of producing up to 150 horsepower and 340 Nm of torque. Also, the kombi is equipped with disc brakes all around to make braking a breeze.
Staying true to its premium character, the Kombi places occupant safety at the top of its priorities. It comes equipped with 6 airbags (front, side, and head curtain) plus Driver Alert, Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), Electronic Differential Lock (EDL), and Hill Start Assist (HSA).
Volkswagen Philippines’ Product Strategy and Planning Head Josh Altarejos said that Filipinos will surely love the Kombi as it is made for large families or executives who are most likely chauffeured during weekdays. More importantly, it is equipped with an efficient diesel engine that Filipinos prefer in a vehicle. Overall, the Kombi offers exceptional amenities, comfort, and convenience that will surely give its competitors a good run for their money. The Volkswagen Multivan Kombi, which is the world’s best-selling van, is a great addition to the very small segment of premium minivans here in the Philippines.
The Multivan Kombi Highline comes with a price tag of Php 3,595,000. It comes in four standard colors: Black Pearlescent, Reflex Silver, and the Bi-Colors Reflex Silver/Starlight Blue Metallic and Reflex Silver/Fontana Red. There are 12 additional colors available for special orders: Fontana Red, Ravenna Blue, Starlight Blue, Mojave Beige, Bay Leaf Green, Copper Bronze, Indium Grey, Candy White, and the Bi-Colors Reflex Silver/Indium Grey, Mojave Beige/Black Pearl, Candy White/Bay Leaf Green, and Candy White/Copper Bronze.