Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will launch the successors to the current Transporter 6.1 and Caravelle 6.1 in 2025. This new generation of the product line Is claimed to have been significantly improved in all areas.
In order to allow long-term vehicle planning for all corporate and private customers, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles started pre-sales of the new Transporter in Germany in December 2023.
This next generation offers significantly expanded standard equipment compared with its predecessors, including a digital cockpit, central display and the latest assist systems – as well as a completely redesigned range of highly efficient drive systems. With the new models, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has for the first time developed a product line that will be available with turbodiesel, plug-in hybrid, and electric powertrains.
This new Transporter is 5,050mm long – this represents an increase of 146mm compared with the predecessor. The wheelbase has been extended by 97mm and there will be an optional 400mm-longer wheelbase. At 2,032 mm, its exterior width is 128mm more than the predecessors (without exterior mirrors).
The payload of the new Transporter with standard wheelbase and TDI drive has risen from 1.2 to 1.3 tonnes. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has increased the maximum trailer weight (braked with 12% gradient) of this version from 2.5 to 2.8 tonnes for the diesel panel van with power outputs of 110 kW and 125 kW. Last, but not least, the maximum dynamic roof load has grown from 150 kg to 170 kg.