First pictures: Volkswagen Transporter

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

Volkswagen has revealed its sixth-generation Transporter ahead of its debut later this year with UK pricing and specification being confirmed nearer to the launch.

It will be powered by what Volkswagen calls a new generation of diesel engines, which are Euro 6 compliant. The 2.0-litre unit comes with a range of power options from 84hp to 204hp with 102hp and 150hp options also being made available, and Euro 5 engines will be available from launch until mid-2016.

Efficiency figures have not been revealed yet, but Volkswagen claimed the new engines would save a litre of fuel per 100km compared to the previous generation of engines.

Two power options are offered – 150hp and 204hp – by the 2.0-litre petrol unit. All of the Transporter’s engines have Bluemotion technology fitted as standard, which includes stop/start.

VW said the Transporter’s design has been “carefully updated”. The new model is now slightly sharper at the front. As before, a panel van, Caravelle, Kombi and Shuttle options will be available from launch.

The new vehicle is equipped with adaptive chassis control, dynamic cruise control and electrically adjustable shock absorbers are offered as standard allowing the vehicle to adapt to the road conditions.

Inside, a 6.3-inch infotainment system is offered with a Bluetooth hands-free system and a proximity sensor whereby when a person moves their hand close to the screen it changes from display to input mode bringing up several options, while a USB port is also fitted.



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