A New Era for the Transporter
Big news for all you commercial vehicle enthusiasts out there – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is launching its latest game-changer, and it’s a corker! The new Transporter is set to revolutionise the way we think about utility vehicles. With a pre-order date set for the 14th of December in Germany, it’s time to get excited.
This isn’t just any old update. The new generation Transporter is a leap forward, boasting a load capacity ranging from a whopping 5.8 to 9.0 cubic metres. It’s not just about size, though. The maximum payload has been upped to 1.3 tonnes, and it can tow like never before – up to 2.8 tonnes, in fact.
A Powertrain for Every Need
Here’s where it gets really interesting. For the first time, the Transporter will come in a variety of powertrains. Whether you’re a fan of the tried-and-tested turbodiesel, fancy a bit of the future with a plug-in hybrid, or want to go full eco-warrior with an electric model, Volkswagen has got you covered.
Style and Substance
Volkswagen’s distinctive design DNA is all over this one. With a sleek look, standard LED headlights and tail lights, it’s as much about style as it is about substance. The aerodynamic design isn’t just for looks – it means business, aiding in fuel efficiency and performance.
Tech-Loaded and Ready to Roll
Gone are the days of sparse utility vehicles. The new Transporter is loaded with tech. Think electronic parking brake with Auto Hold function, a 12-inch digital cockpit, a 13-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and an array of assist systems including Lane Assist and Autonomous Emergency Braking. It’s like having a co-driver who never gets tired.
Versatility is Key
The new Transporter is all about choice and flexibility. It comes in various body types – from panel vans to the Caravelle with interior trim. Fancy a high roof or an extended wheelbase? You got it. The interior has grown in size too, meaning more space for cargo or a comfier ride for passengers.
Bigger and Better
Everything’s bigger with the new Transporter – it’s 146 mm longer, with a 97 mm extended wheelbase, and it’s even wider by 128 mm. This isn’t just for show; it translates to a significant increase in load capacity, payload, and trailer weight. Even the roof can take more weight – up to 170 kg.
Powering the Future
Volkswagen isn’t just stopping at a range of engines. The new TDI engines come in three power levels, and the eHybrid and electric models are set to follow.
With front-wheel drive as standard and an optional 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system for the TDI versions, it’s ready for any challenge. And for those going electric, rear-wheel drive comes standard with an all-wheel-drive version in the pipeline.
Early Bird Special
If you’re quick off the mark, there’s good news. Early birds can snag the new Transporter, complete with its 81 kW (110 PS) TDI entry-level engine, at a starting price of €36,780 (net). That’s a steal for a vehicle that’s setting new standards in the commercial vehicle segment.
So there you have it, folks – the new Transporter is more than just a vehicle; it’s a statement. It’s bigger, better, and more versatile than ever, with a powertrain for every need and a tech loadout that’ll make even the most gadget-happy driver smile. Keep your eyes peeled – the future of commercial vehicles is just around the corner!