Revised Volkswagen Transporter unveiled

Date: Monday, April 8, 2019   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Volkswagen has revealed a facelifted version of its core product, the Transporter medium van.

The updated LCV has made its debut in panel van, Kombi and single- and double-cab pick-up variants at the construction industry show Bauma in Munich.

Among the updates are a switch from hydraulic to electro-mechanical power steering, which VW says allows the introduction of a new range of driver assistance systems, including lane assist, park assist, side protection, rear traffic alert and trailer assist.

Also introduced is a road sign display function, while the new cross wind assist is standard with the panel van and Kombi.

Post-collision braking and hill start assist are also standard.

New features inside the Transporter’s cab include a 230V socket by the driver’s seat and a lockable compartment under the double bench seat on the passenger side.

VW has also introduced a feature where long items can be loaded under the passenger seat, increasing the maximum cargo compartment length from 2,450mm to 2,800mm for the standard Transporter, and from 2,900mm to 3,300mm with the extended wheelbase model.

The panel van and Kombi with bulkhead also feature a separate cargo space locking system, allowing the cargo compartment to be locked up separately from the cab.

Features which VW has added as standard fit across the range include electric windows, central locking, electrically adjustable heated wing mirrors, new H7 headlights, LED interior lights and a Composition Audio radio system with Bluetooth hands-free function.

Also available as an option will be the MIB3 modular infotainment matrix, including an integrated SIM.

Launch engine options will be 2.0-litre diesels with 90hp, 110hp, 150hp and 199hp.

VW says a battery electric Transporter will also be offered, based on a partnership with ABT.

UK launch details and prices for the updated Transporter are yet to be announced.



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