The Volkswagen Transporter has evolved through five generations, the latest of which will be launched in Australia later this week.
The first T1 'split-screen' model was powered by a horizontally-opposed four-cylinder, air-cooled, 1.1-litre petrol engine mounted in the rear of the vehicle. The unit developed 18.4kW of power and was capable of just over 95km/h. By comparison the latest Volkswagen Transporter features a range of petrol and diesel engines with outputs as high as 132kW and top speeds of 192km/h, and although the design may have evolved a great deal, the basic principles of quality, durability and a generous loadspace have endured.
CarAdvice will bring you full details of the new Transporter, Caravelle and California models following the media launch in Newcastle later in the week. Stay tuned.