VW Transporters ready to roll
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has opened the order books for all panel van and passenger carrying versions of the new Transporter, ahead of first deliveries in September.Boasting a sharper new look, refined and more efficient engines, and a host of safety, comfort and convenience features, the sixth-generation Transporter is set to continue the success of the previous five generations established over more than 60 years. The Transporter is Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ biggest selling model in the UK.
Prices have also today been announced for the new Transporter shuttle and Caravelle models, which come to market with Euro VI engines, along with new assistance and safety systems. Prices for the new Transporter shuttle start from £23,440 and for Caravelle from £30,165 (excluding VAT and other OTR charges).
Also joining the range and available to order now are the latest generation of Transporter window van, as well as ‘Zugkopf’ which can be used as the basis of numerous conversions. Window van models are available from £19,550 (basic price excluding VAT) and Zugkopf versions from £17,800 (basic price excluding VAT).
Broader range, more equipment
Caravelle SE models are priced from £30,165 (basic price excluding VAT) and introduce a host of new standard features including BlueMotion Technology, DAB+ digital radio, 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth phone connectivity and USB connection. Standard equipment also includes Volkswagen’s acclaimed Automatic Post Collision Braking system, which automatically applies the brakes after a collision, reducing the risk or severity of a secondary impact.
Caravelle Executive models start from £33,145 (basic excluding VAT) and build on the generous standard specification of the SE. From launch, the Caravelle engine range consists of two 2.0-litre TDI Euro 6 engines with outputs of 150 PS and 204 PS.
The Transporter shuttle S starts from £23,440 (basic excluding VAT) and includes BlueMotion Technology, seating for up to nine people, DAB+ digital radio and Bluetooth as standard. The shuttle is available with a choice of three 2.0-litre TDI engines with outputs of 83bhp, 101bhp and 148bhp. The Transporter shuttle SE costs from £25,815 (basic excluding VAT) and is available with three 2.0-litre TDI engines with power outputs of 101, 148 or 201bhp.
In keeping with Transporter tradition, the new T6 model offers a range of body options to suit the needs of all operators and drivers, with short and long wheelbase options available on both Transporter shuttle and Caravelle and three roof heights also available on the panel van.
Cleaner, more efficient engines
As the Transporter shuttle and Caravelle are passenger-carrying models, the engines detailed above are all Euro 6 compliant. They all benefit from Volkswagen’s acclaimed BlueMotion Technology modifications, which include low rolling resistance tyres, and battery regeneration and Stop/Start systems to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. As a result the new models are up to 20% cleaner and more efficient than the previous generation versions. For example, the 2.0-litre 148bhp Euro 6 engine has a combined fuel consumption of 47.1mpg with CO2 emissions of 155 g/km.
All 83bhp and 101bhp engines are fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, with 148bhp and 201bhp units equipped with either a standard six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed DSG automatic.
Option prices for Transporter shuttle and Caravelle along with prices and specification for the California model will be announced shortly.
For more information on the new Transporter range visit volkswagen-vans.co.uk.
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