This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (March 2019)
|Volkswagen Transporter (T6)|
|Manufacturer||Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles|
|Assembly||Germany: Hannover (Hannover Plant)|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Light commercial vehicle (M)|
|Body style||Van (cargo/passenger)|
|Layout||Front engine, front-wheel drive or four-wheel-drive|
|Platform||Volkswagen Group T6 platform|
|Engine||2.0 L I4 (petrol)|
2.0 L I4 TDI (diesel)
2.0 L I4 BiTDi (diesel)
7-speed automatic (DSG)[nb 1]
|Predecessor||Volkswagen Transporter (T5)|
Volkswagen Routan (Mexico)
|Successor||Volkswagen Transporter (T7)|
Still based on the T5's 7H / 7J platform, the T6 came with a wide range of revisions and updates, including a completely new dashboard layout (in two versions, standard and 'comfort'). The front end ahead of the windscreen was all new along with cosmetic revisions to the tailgate / rear doors and rear lights.
At launch, the engine range closely matched the previous generation T5 2010 - 2016, but these were soon updated to newer, cleaner engines including new 150ps TDi and 204ps BiTDi diesels. All engines became Euro6 emissions compliant.
Towards the end of 2017, a new (to the Transporter) 2.0 TFSi engine became available, mirroring the motor industry's gradual move away from diesel engines.
5 and 6 speed manual gearboxes from the previous generation were carried over, as was the 7 speed DSG gearbox.
4motion four wheel drive continued to be an option, with it becoming the only option on the 204ps BiTDi engine in 2018.
New options for the T6 included LED headlights, LED rear lights and a range of driver assistance and multimedia options.
Transporter T6 Campervans
The Transporter T6 is a popular van to be converted into campervans. T6 conversions commonly include a pop top roof to create extra headroom. The conversion can also include a bed platform, hob, sink and grill installation, along with additional storage. Volkswagen also offers a factory made campervan called the California.
- Facelifted model.