With its 65th anniversary this year, the Transporter also entered a new generation.
Dubbed 'T6', the 6th generation of Transporter launched with the widest range of engine, transmission and trim level options ever offered by Volkswagen. The 2.0 TDI diesel is available with four different power outputs, with 84hp and 102hp units equipped with five-speed manual gearboxes and the 140hp and Highline-only 180hp engine either with a six-speed manual or an optional six-speed DSG automatic.
All models benefit from Volkswagen’s acclaimed BlueMotion Technology modifications as standard, with low rolling resistance tyres, and regenerative braking and Start/Stop systems. Unusually, the T6 will also be available with two petrol engines in 2016, making it the only petrol van in the sector.
There's a range of body options and gross vehicle weights to suit the needs of all businesses. Three roof height options – standard (1410mm), medium (1635mm) and high (1940mm) are available along with gross vehicle weights from 2600kg to 3200kg and on short and long wheelbase options, making the T6 eminently versatile.
Three trim levels are on offer, all with significant equipment boosts over the outgoing model. Even the entry-level Startline models include DAB+ digital radio, 5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth phone and USB connectivity and Volkswagen’s acclaimed Automatic Post Collision Braking system, which automatically applies the brakes after a collision, reducing the risk of a secondary impact.
The Transporter is Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ biggest selling model in the UK, and has consistently set the benchmark for quality, practicality and low running costs. The sixth-generation model raises thoses standards once more with a package that delivers improved efficiency, greater comfort and higher equipment levels.
For more information on the Transporter T6, visit: https://www.inchcape-volkswagen.co.uk/commercial-vehicles/volkswagen-range/transporter/