Back in February 2019, Volkswagen revealed its facelifted Multivan as part of the updated T6 range. And now the Wolfsburg-based firm has taken the wraps off its refreshed Transporter.
VW says the latest version of its Transporter debuts with an “unparalleled variety of vehicle body variants”, including panel van, Kombi and single- or double-cab pick-up body styles.
As we pointed out in that original story, the T6 update includes a switch from hydraulic to electro-mechanical power steering, allowing a new range of driver assistance systems to be adopted. These include lane assist, park assist, side protection, rear traffic alert and trailer assist systems. Another interesting standard feature of the panel van and Kombi body configurations is a new cross wind assist system, which joins post-collision braking and hill-start assist.
Inside the updated cabin, you’ll find a 230 V electric socket and a lockable compartment under the double bench seat. VW claims the Transporter’s standard specification has been “significantly enhanced”, with all versions gaining electric windows, central locking, electrically adjustable (and heated) side mirrors, new headlamps and the brand’s Composition Audio radio system. The third generation of the modular infotainment matrix, meanwhile, will be offered as an option.
So, what’s under the bonnet? Well, the Transporter will be launched in Europe with a range of 2,0-litre turbodiesel engines, delivering outputs of 66 kW, 81 kW and 110 kW, while the flagship bi-turbo version will offer 146 kW. All-wheel drive will be offered with some versions of the four-cylinder powerplant, while an electric version (developed in partnership with ABT) is also on the cards.
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