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Published on July 16th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Volkswagen’s All New Transporter

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Here comes an all new Volkswagen Transporter for commercial use. Boasting a sharper new look, refined and more efficient engines, and a host of safety, comfort and convenience features, this 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 Europe and has consistently set the benchmark for quality, practicality and low running costs.

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Broader range, more equipment

Caravelle SE models will 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. 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.

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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 per cent cleaner and more efficient than the previous generation versions. For example, the 2.0-litre 150 PS Euro 6 engine has a combined fuel consumption of 47.1 mpg with CO2 emissions of 155 g/km.

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All 82bhp and 100bhp engines are fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, with 150 PS and 204 PS units equipped with either a standard six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed DSG automatic.

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Extra style and kerb appeal: the Generation Six

To launch the new generation Transporter there will be a limited edition model based on the Caravelle: Generation Six. It will come with a 2.0-litre TDI 148bhp engine with DSG gearbox and be available in two-tone Candy White and Cherry Red paint. This offers extra style and kerb appeal and harks back to the earlier generation Transporter model. Pricing and full specification for this limited edition will be announced separately.

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