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New Volkswagen Transporter van sale date announced

December 16, 2023

The new 2025 Volkswagen Transporter has gone on sale (in Germany) ahead of it's arrival in the European market in 2025.

The next generation of the Transporter van will be based on the Ford Transit Custom, and will be the successor to the Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 which has been on sale 2015 and ended production in 2023.

The newest Volkswagen Transporter van has yet to be named, and although there is some doubt that the Transporter will continue to use the numbering system that has been in place since the Transporter T1 was introduced in 1949, there's a strong chance we'll be seeing the Volkswagen Transporter T7 in 2025.

The collaboration with Ford, however, does mean that Volkswagen is no longer involved in the production of the Transporter van, but the next generation Transporter will be a customer vehicle derived from the Ford product. The Transporter's traditional production home in Hannover has been retooled to produced other vehicles including the Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo. The Volkswagen Amarok pick-up truck, which was also produced in Hannover, has also been changed to a Ford collaboration product and is now based on the Ford Ranger pick-up which is built in South Africa and Thailand.

The new Transporter will also be launched as a Caravelle people mover, which will be a close relation of the Volkswagen-made Volkswagen Multivan.

The new platform with its increased exterior length, width and wheelbase has meant that the Volkswagen Transporter will have a greater load volume and payload capacity. The new Transporter range in 2025 will have a load volume starting at 5.8 m3. The increase in the van's width will mean that the maximum width between the wheelarches for the Volkswagen Transporter will be increased by 148mm to a maximum of 1,392 mm.

Payload of the next Transporter in the standard wheelbase, and as a diesel model, will increase to 1.3 tonnes - up from 1.2 tonnes.

The maximum trailer towing weight also increases from 2.5 tonnes to 2.8 tonnes for the diesel vans.

For the first time, the new Transporter will be available with a plug-in hybrid option called Transporter eHybrid. There will also be a fully electric driveline eTransporter that will be an official model in the line-up - unlike the Volkswagen 6.1 eTransporter which was made by ABT.

Sales will start with the turbodiesel models which will be launched with panel van, panel van Plus, panel van with L-partition and double cab models.

Diesel variants will have three outputs of 81kW (110 PS), 110kW (150 PS) and 125kW (170 PS).

The range will then be increased with a plug-in hybrid driveline which will come with 171kW (233 PS).

Finally, the fully electric Transporter range will have a total of four electric motors with 85kW (116 PS), 100kW (136 PS), 160kW (218 PS) and 210kW (286 PS).

Battery options for the fully electric Transporter will include 83 kWh, while the entry-level model with 85kW motor will get a 54kWh battery.

TDI and eHybrid models will be front-wheel drive as standard, but a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system is available as an option for the TDI versions from 110kW upwards.

Electric model Transporter vans will be rear-wheel drive but an all-wheel drive version is also planned.

Prices for German specification models, which are now available to order, will start from €36,780 euros.

Written by: thevanreviewer 

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