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The latest evolution of the Transporter is available with a range of body styles, from a simple panel van to a fully-equipped camper van. The panel van is offered with a short or long wheelbase and a low or high roof. The kombi seats up to six, the window van and shuttle can both accommodate up to nine people, while the Chassis cab provides the base for numerous conversions. Caravelle models can accommodate seven people and their luggage and incorporate 360° swivelling and folding seats on the first rear row and a three-seat bench at the rear. The California camper van completes the range, and remains the only factory-built camper on the market, with room for four to sleep in complete comfort.
Four gross vehicle weights are available (2,600, 2,800, 3,000 and 3,200 kg), with payloads of 745-1,301 kg, and load volumes of 5.8-9.3 m3. A low loading height of 566 mm (LWB)makes it easy to access the load area, which is capable of accommodating two Euro pallets in short-wheelbase form. Customers opting for the long-wheelbase are able to fit three Euro pallets in with ease.
The interior has a luxurious feel, and features full integration of new touchscreen infotainment systems that offer smartphone connectivity and standard Bluetooth. Incorporating a host of useful touches, including optimised storage areas throughout, the cab area of the new Transporter raises the sector standards once again.
The Transporter panel van engine range consists of four 2.0-litre TDI Euro 6 engines with outputs of 84, 102, 150 and 204 PS. All models benefit from Volkswagen’s efficiency modifications as standard. These include low rolling resistance tyres, regenerative braking and Start/Stop systems, to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. For example, the 2.0-litre 102 PS panel van SWB can return 47.1 mpg on the combined cycle and emits just 156 g/km of CO2. Shuttle and window van variants are available with the same four engine options. California models are available with a 150 PS or 199 PS diesel, with the same options available in the Caravelle.
For customers demanding the ultimate in efficiency, the Transporter range now features a standalone BlueMotion model. Equipped with additional efficiency features, it can return up to 51.4 mpg on the combined cycle.
All 84 PS and 102 PS engines are fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, with 150 PS, 199 PS or 204 PS units equipped with either a six-speed manual transmission as standard or a seven-speed DSG automatic. Customers requiring the additional ability of four-wheel drive can opt for a model equipped with Volkswagen’s 4MOTION system.
Occupant safety has always been a cornerstone of the Transporter range and the sixth-generation model takes protection to a new level. On top of Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP), driver and passenger front airbags and electric seatbelt tensioners, all sixth-generation Transporter models are equipped with Volkswagen’s Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, Front Assist, Driver alert and City Emergency Braking fitted as standard. Transporter customers also benefit from a range of optional safety systems, including Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Light Assist.
Three standard trims are offered: Startline, Trendline and Highline, along with Sportline and Edition models. All Transporter models come with Bluetooth, DAB and Composition Colour infotainment as standard. In addition, a comprehensive range of options and accessories is available to ensure each Transporter meets the customer’s requirements exactly.