Volkswagen Transporter
aka Type aka here, not up there
Production 1950 - present
Class Van
Body Style how many doors+how many seats+what type of body
Length length - type here
Width Width - type here
Height Height - type here
Wheelbase wheelbase - type here
Weight Weight - you get the point
Transmission transmission + drive
Engine engine
Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar similar (competition)
Designer Klaus Bischoff

The Volkswagen Transporter series, also referred to as the Volkswagen Group T platform series, refers to some generations of vans from Volkswagen Group, starting with the original Volkswagen Type 2.

See Autopedia's comprehensive Volkswagen Transporter Review.

Recent Changes

  • For 2011, Volkswagen added a new member in its Transporter lineup. The Transporter Rockton 4MOTION is a toughened version of the Transporter designed for off-road excursions. To increase its off-road capability, it comes equipped with a Haldex-based four-wheel drive system with a differential lock on the rear axle as standard as well as reinforced suspension and damping and increased ride height by 30 millimeters. VW also offer buyers two more optional packages, the Expedition and Protective. The Expedition adds 16-inch all-terrain tires on reinforced steel rims and a different transmission which " provides greater pulling power in off-road operation", plus individually sliding and removable seats trimmed in a special fabric inside while the Protective includes underbody protection plates for the engine and transmission, fuel tank, side sills, rear axle and exhaust system, a multi-function container with a desk and a mesh partition for the passenger space. All Transporter Rocktons are offered with a 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine in a choice of two outputs, with 140 hp or 180 hp. Prices in Germany for the standard model start from € 34,545 (plus VAT) and for the "Expedition" from €42,490 (net).
  • The 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show will play host to the unveiling of a facelifted and minor repackage of the T5 family', including the Transporter, Caravelle, Multivan and California. Aesthetically, the facelift focuses on the front fascia, reshaped to bring it into line with Volkswagen's current corporate face. Other updates include a range of common rail TDI engines, new rear-light clusters, more aerodynamic side mirrors, touchscreen navigation, USB connectivity, updated ESP, 4MOTION AWD and a hill-start assist feature. Plus, a manual gearbox can be optioned. Speaking of the new turbo diesels, the 2.0 TDI can be selected with four different power outputs:
    • 62 kW (84PS) and 220Nm of torque @ 1250rpm
    • 75kW (102PS) and 250Nm of torque from 1500rpm
    • 103kW (140PS) and 340Nm of torque @ 1750rpm
    • 132kW (180PS) and 400Nm of torque @ 1500rpm feat. two-stage charger with bi-turbocharging technology

All the engines have a particle filter and all will be attached, standard, to a 7-speed DSG dual clutch gearbox (unless the aforementioned Manual is specified). [1]

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Current Generation: (2003–present)

Main article: Volkswagen Transporter (T5)

Fourth generation (1991-2003)

Main article: Volkswagen Transporter (T4)

Third generation (1980-1991)

Main article: Volkswagen Vanagon

Second generation (1968-1991)

Main article: Volkswagen Type 2

First Generation/Origins (1950-present)

Main article: Volkswagen Type 2


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See Also


Volkswagen Group

Volkswagen | Audi | SEAT | Škoda | Bentley | Bugatti | Lamborghini | Ducati | Porsche


Cars: Golf · Golf R20 · Golf GTI · Jetta · Passat · New Beetle · Eos · Touran · CrossTouran · Golf Plus · CrossGolf · Fox · Polo · CrossPolo · Polo GTI · Phaeton · Sagitar · Passat Lingyu · Santana 3000 · Santana · Lupo · Passat CC · Scirocco · Lavida · Gol · Parati · Gol Country · Saveiro · New Mid-Size Sedan · Vento · Passat NMS · Up!

Vans/SUV/MPVs: Routan · Touareg · Sharan · Caravelle · Tiguan · SpaceFox · Suran · CrossFox · Multivan · California · Transporter · Crafter · Caddy · Caddy Maxi ·

Trucks: Amarok


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Vans/SUVs: Eurovan · Vanagon · Bus · Kübelwagen · Fridolin · Type 2 · · · · · · · · · · · · ·

Trucks: Saveiro · Taro · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·

Concept Vehicles

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