Volkswagen South Africa has released pricing for its refreshed “T6.1” range ahead of the launch in January 2021.

The facelifted T-Series range will include the Pick Up (in single- and double-cab form), Panel Van, Crew Bus, Kombi, Caravelle and California. In total, there will be 15 derivatives on offer locally.

Styling changes centre on the front end, where a larger grille is now more closely integrated with a new bumper and redesigned headlamps have been implemented. In addition, six new wheel designs, six fresh exterior colours and seven newly combined two-tone options will be rolled out.

Inside, you’ll find a new facia equipped with an additional shelf in front of the driver. There’s also a larger tray (designed to accommodate a smartphone and complete with optional inductive charging), while the air vents have been updated for easier use, too. Furthermore, the steering wheel has been redesigned.

All T6.1 models are equipped with VW’s “Composition Colour” audio system as standard, with the Caravelle and California upgrading to the “Discover Pro” media system with navigation (the latter is offered as an option on the Kombi Trendline Plus). The 10,25-inch digital cockpit, meanwhile, ships standard in the Caravelle Highline and California.

Another key update is the adoption of electro-mechanical power steering, opening up access to various new driver assistance systems.

And under the bonnet? Well, the T6.1 range will launch locally with three 2,0-litre, four-cylinder turbodiesel engine options. The first makes 81 kW/250 N.m (mated with a five-speed manual gearbox), the second generates 110 kW/340 N.m (using a seven-speed DSG) and the third (BiTDI unit) offers 146 kW/450 N.m (also featuring a seven-speed DSG).

The Pick Up, Panel Van and Crew Bus range will ship standard with a three-year/60 000 km service plan and a two-year/unlimited kilometre warranty. The Kombi, Caravelle and California, meanwhile, will each feature a five-year/60 000 km maintenance plan and a three-year/120 000 km warranty. Check out pricing below...

Pricing:

Volkswagen T6.1 Pick Up Single Cab 2,0 TDI 81 kW LWB: R412 800                                   
Volkswagen T6.1 Pick Up Single Cab 2,0 TDI 110 kW 4Motion DSG LWB: R466 100
Volkswagen T6.1 Pick Up Double Cab 2,0 TDI 81 kW LWB: R485 300                                   
Volkswagen T6.1 Pick Up Double Cab 2,0 BiTDI 146 kW 4Motion DSG LWB: R590 800         

Volkswagen T6.1 Panel Van 2,0 TDI 81 kW LWB: R530 600
Volkswagen T6.1 Panel Van 2,0 TDI 110 kW DSG LWB: R568 700

Volkswagen T6.1 Crew Bus 2,0 TDI 81 kW LWB (10-seater): R612 000
Volkswagen T6.1 Crew Bus 2,0 TDI 110 kW 4Motion DSG LWB (5-seater): R639 000
Volkswagen T6.1 Crew Bus 2,0 BiTDI 146 kW 4Motion DSG (5-seater): R710 500
Volkswagen T6.1 Crew Bus 2,0 BiTDI 146 kW 4Motion DSG LWB (8-seater): R752 700

Volkswagen T6.1 Kombi 2,0 TDI 81 kW Trendline: R697 700
Volkswagen T6.1 Kombi 2,0 TDI 110 kW DSG Trendline: R726 000
Volkswagen T6.1 Kombi 2,0 BiTDI 146 kW 4Motion DSG Trendline Plus: R871 800

Volkswagen T6.1 Caravelle Highline 2,0 BiTDI 146 kW 4Motion DSG: R1 149 400

Volkswagen T6.1 California Coast 2,0 BiTDI 146 kW 4Motion DSG: R1 196 500