Interesting details about the new Volkswagen Transporter have been revealed.

German dealers of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles have started accepting pre-orders for the next-generation Transporter delivery model. The vehicle is set to hit the market in 2024. Initial images of the car were recently revealed, albeit still under camouflage. Nevertheless, some interesting technical details and initial pricing have emerged.

The latest Volkswagen Transporter, along with its passenger counterpart Caravelle, has undergone significant changes. In addition to the new design, the dimensions have increased: length to 5050 mm (+146 mm), width to 2032 mm (+128 mm). The standard wheelbase is 3100 mm (+97 mm), and the extended one is 3500 mm, an increase of 400 mm.

The van has become more capacious, with the cargo compartment volume ranging from 5.8 to 9 cubic meters. The payload capacity has increased from 1.2 to 1.3 tons, and the braked trailer weight has gone up from 2.5 to 2.8 tons. The dynamic load on the roof has been increased from 150 to 170 kg.

In addition to the standard cargo van, there is also a Plus version available, featuring a second row of seats, a version with a H-shaped partition, a Kombi variant, and a flatbed truck with a double-row cabin. Vans and “Kombi” versions can be ordered with a high roof, including for the first time on models with a standard wheelbase.

The list of standard equipment has significantly expanded. In addition to LED headlights and taillights, there is now an electronic parking brake with Auto Hold system, a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, a central 13-inch touchscreen display for the information system with DAB+ and Android Auto. Additionally, features include a multifunctional steering wheel and various assistance systems such as Lane Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking Front Assist, and Dynamic Road System Display for dynamic road sign recognition.

As for the engines, for the first time, a hybrid powertrain option, eHybrid, will be offered with a power of 233 hp. Additionally, a fully electric variant, eTransporter, will be available with motors ranging from 85 to 210 kW. The base variant with an 85 kW motor will have a 54 kWh battery, while the others will feature a larger 83 kWh battery. Turbocharged diesel engines come in three versions with power outputs of 110, 150, and 170 hp.

Diesel and hybrid models will come with standard front-wheel drive, and for the 150 hp TDI, the 4MOTION system will be available. As for the eTransporter, it will initially be rear-wheel drive, although an all-wheel-drive version is expected later. Diesel models are available for pre-order, with prices starting in Germany from 36,780 euros.

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