Volkswagen has announced the launch of the new Volkswagen Transporter Single Cab. The new single cab shares the same platform as the Volkswagen Transporter van, whilst offering a large rear tray for heavy loads.

Volkswagen Transporter Single Cab

The Single Cab also comes with Volkswagen's fuel efficient 2.0-litre TDI engine offering 103kW of power. This can be had in either six-speed manual form or with an optional seven-speed DSG dual clutch transmission.

With this engine, the ute offers fuel consumption figures of 8.1L/100km for the manual - which emits 214gm of CO2 per kilometre, and 8.5L/100km for the DSG variant - which emits 224gm of CO2 per kilometre.

It also offers a range of safety features such as electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, traction control, Engine Drag Torque Control, an electronic differential lock system and Hill Holder. Inside, the car features a double bench seat for two people and a separate driver's seat.

Prices for the new ute are:

Transporter Single Cab long wheel base 2.0 TDI 103kW 6-speed manual          $40,990

Transporter Single Cab long wheel base 2.0 TDI 103kW 7-speed DSG              $43,990

*Prices exclude on-road costs