It’s one of the most eagerly awaited new vans and the VW Transporter will cost from £17,745 ex VAT, the firm has announced.
In addition, VW says that the Transporter range will have the widest availability of engines, transmissions and trims that they have ever offered.
This is the sixth generation of the popular VW Transporter and the engine range has a new Euro 6 compliant unit which has lower emissions and better fuel efficiency.
There’s also a more equipment on-board and the Kombi models are being priced from £19,840 ex VAT.
Hopes are high that the VW Transporter will continue to be a success, it is the firm’s biggest selling model in the UK.
VW Transporter will set the benchmark for the sector
In addition, it’s the van which consistently sets the benchmark for practicality, quality and low running costs for the sector.
There are three trim levels for potential buyers with big boosts in equipment over the outgoing models.
Entry level Startline models in the panel van guise come with things like Bluetooth connectivity, BlueMotion technology, 5 inch touchscreen, DAB and automatic post-collision braking system.
The Trendline trim comes with the standard spec plus a full height steel bulkhead in the panel van, body coloured bumpers, new wheel trims and rear parking sensors.
There’s also the option of comfort pack which includes foldable grab handles, extra storage compartments, noise suppression and dimmable cabin lights.
Extra kit for the new VW Transporter
Top of the range VW Transporter models come with heated windscreen, multifunction steering wheel, daytime running lights, 16 inch alloy wheels and front fog lights that have a cornering function.
There’s also a Thatcham Category 1 alarm fitted to this model as standard too.
The VW Transporter comes with a range of body styles and for gross vehicle weights which range from 2,600 kg to 3,200 kg with long and short wheelbase options.
The Transporter line-up also comes with a choice of four power outputs from the 2.0 litre TDI Euro5 unit of between 84 PS and 180 PS. The 2.0 litre TDI Euro6 engine will produce 102 PS and all of the engines come with BlueMotion technology as standard.
This technology also helps the van be a more efficient and cleaner model than the one it replaces with the new 2.0 litre TDI unit returning around 48 mpg on the combined cycle which is a 10 mpg improvement and has CO2 emissions of 153g/km.
For anyone wanting the new VW Transporter, order books will open on 6 July and the vanmaker is expecting deliveries to begin from September.