Volkswagen brings revised looks, a more car-like interior and improved safety features to its work-focused variant of the Multivan revealed in February.
Volkswagen has followed the reveal of its new Multivan with details about its new T6.1 Transporter panel van and dual-cab pickup, set to arrive locally in the first quarter of 2020.
As with the already-revealed Multivan facelift, the freshened-up Transporter features an updated exterior with squarer headlights, a new grille design, and sportier-looking bumpers.
Also carried over is the heavily revised interior, including the new car-like dashboard.
Standard equipment in Europe extends to electric windows, central locking, heated wing mirrors, brighter headlights, LED interior lighting, and the Composition Audio system with Bluetooth.
Thanks to the Transporter's new electro-mechanical power steering system, the van can be equipped with lane keeping assistance, parking assist, and trailer assist. Other available safety features include side protection, road sign recognition, and cross-wind assist.
A 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine is available in various states of tune, ranging from 66kW, 81kW and 110kW through to 145kW. The two most powerful variants can be paired with all-wheel drive.
Also available in Europe is an electric version with an 82kW motor, a 77.6kWh battery pack, and an estimated range of 400km under the NEDC cycle.
The facelifted Transporter range is scheduled to arrive in Australia from the first quarter of 2020.