Volkswagen has been talking about the release of their new Transporter since the middle of last year, but the firm has been quite secretive about how it will look. Until recently, that is, they have now released a teaser sketch of the new T6.
Horsham, West Sussex -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/31/2015 -- The black and white sketch does not give much away, but it looks like the new Transporter will be built on Volkswagen's MQB platform. This has come as a surprise to many in the commercial vehicle sector because the Tristar that was released in Frankfurt last year was built on the old T5 chassis.
The release of the T6 is expected to generate a flurry of VW T5 Transporter special offers as dealers clear their forecourts of the old model. Volkswagen is expected to unveil the new T6 on the 15th of April.
This will be the 6th generation of the Transporter. The first version was released in 1950. Volkswagen has said that their new commercial van will be built in Hanover and that the cab will be more luxurious than the current T5 with a huge choice of trims. This falls in line with Volkswagen's attempts to make their commercial vehicles more comfortable and give them a more car like feel.
It is expected that the T6 will have a 2.0 litre 224 PS engine or a 231 PS 2.0 litre diesel engine. There is also likely to be the option of all wheel drive.
Given the pressure that many countries are putting on commercial vehicle owners to reduce their emissions the new T6 is expected to have much better green credentials than the T5. It is therefore, highly likely, that the T6 will be considerably lighter than the T5, which means that it should offer much better fuel economy.
Sales of the T6 should be strong in the European market. In the UK, there is currently strong demand for commercial vans. During February 2015, van sales were up by 17.9% on February 2014. From a year to date perspective sales of vans in the UK are up by 20.2%. The fact that the UK economy is improving means that this upward trend is likely to continue throughout 2015.
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