New Volkswagen Transporter revealed ahead of its UK arrival later this year

April 21, 2015

The German brand Volkswagen has revealed its sixth generation of Transporter in Amsterdam. It will be available in the UK later this year.

Recently the new Volkswagen Transporter made its full debut in Amsterdam ahead of its UK arrival later this year. The Transporter was shown in the panel van, Caravelle MPV and Shuttle minibus guises. The new sixth generation model is boasting more efficient engines, a revised look and extended comfort and safety features.

Volkswagen has said “the T-Series has been the number one light commercial vehicle in Germany for decades. Its predecessor model has sold around two million units worldwide during its 11 years of production time. The first transporter was launched back in 1950 and around 12 million vehicles have been produced till today.”

Design and styling

Volkswagen Transporter caravelleSporting the latest Volkswagen design, the new Transporter is said to be more car-like than ever. The shoulder lines running from front to rear below the windows appear to be more pronounced than before. Higher specification models come with full LED headlamps and LED (light emitting diode) daytime running lights along with a host of safety and security features. A longer wheelbase version will be available as will a high-roof derivative. Passenger side sliding doors come as standard, with an option of driver side sliding doors.

Interior upgrades

Volkswagen Transporter interiorGetting inside, a 6.3 inch infotainment system is offered with a Bluetooth hands-free system and a proximity sensor whereby a person moves their hand close to the screen and it changes from display to input mode bringing up several options. The Transporter will be able to be adapted with three driving modes: comfort, normal and sport. An automatic tailgate operation is offered as an extra option and the vehicle incorporates a range of safety features. The Transporter feels just like an overgrown VW passenger car.

The carrying capacity ranges in size from 4.3m3 to 5.8m3 (metres cubed). Load volumes depend on the model you choose.

Engine line-up

Volkswagen is bringing a new engine line-up to the Transporter range. The new Transporter will be offered with updated EU6 emission standards TDI engines which have been developed to meet the tough requirements of a commercial vehicle. The 2.0 litre engine will be available in a petrol version, with a choice of 110kw(kilowatt) and 150kw versions. All its EU5 and EU6 standard engines come with an auto start and stop function as standard to reduce fuel consumption by 15% on average.

It is confirmed that the new sixth edition of the Volkswagen Transporter will arrive in the UK later this year. Specification and pricing details will be announced later on!