VW T6 Transporter

The Volkswagen Transporter T6, successor to the acclaimed T5, embodies the essence of evolution and innovation within Volkswagen’s iconic Transporter line. Positioned as a versatile mid-size van, the T6 strikes a balance between the larger Crafter and smaller Caddy models, offering reliability and functionality for diverse needs.


The Volkswagen Transporter T6 represents the evolution of Volkswagen’s iconic Transporter line, succeeding the highly acclaimed T5 Transporter. Positioned as the mid-size van within Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ lineup, the Transporter T6 bridges the gap between the larger Crafter and the smaller Caddy models. Building upon the solid foundation of the T5’s 7H / 7J platform, the T6 introduces a host of enhancements and updates to elevate the driving experience and functionality. One of the most noticeable changes is the introduction of a completely redesigned dashboard layout, available in two versions: standard and ‘comfort,’ catering to diverse preferences and needs. Furthermore, the front end of the vehicle, extending ahead of the windscreen, underwent a comprehensive redesign, accompanied by cosmetic enhancements to the tailgate, rear doors, and rear lights, lending the T6 a fresh and modern aesthetic appeal. Introducing new options such as LED headlights and LED rear lights, the T6 offers improved visibility and safety, while a range of driver assistance and multimedia options enhances convenience and connectivity on the road. With its blend of innovative design, advanced technology, and practical features, the Volkswagen Transporter T6 continues to set the benchmark for mid-size vans, delivering reliability, versatility, and comfort for drivers and passengers alike.


Volkswagen made waves at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019 with the unveiling of the updated T6.1 version of its renowned Transporter series. Representing a mid-cycle refresh, the T6.1 brought several notable enhancements to the table, signaling Volkswagen’s commitment to innovation and refinement in the commercial vehicle segment. One of the most significant updates was the introduction of electric power steering, a technological advancement that paved the way for the integration of more advanced driver assistance features compared to its predecessor, the T6. Alongside this technological leap, the T6.1 received subtle yet impactful styling updates, including a deeper front grille section that lent the vehicle a more assertive and contemporary appearance. Inside the cabin, drivers were treated to a revamped dashboard design, boasting updated infotainment systems reminiscent of those found in Volkswagen’s passenger car range. Furthermore, the T6.1 offered the option to equip the “Virtual Cockpit,” a fully digital instrument cluster that debuted in Volkswagen’s acclaimed Golf and Passat models, enhancing the driving experience with customizable displays and advanced connectivity features. With these enhancements, the T6.1 reinforced Volkswagen’s position as a leader in the commercial vehicle market, offering drivers unparalleled technology, comfort, and convenience in the ever-evolving landscape of urban mobility.

e-Transporter 6.1

In a pioneering move toward sustainability and eco-friendly mobility, Volkswagen joined forces with ABT e-Line to introduce the groundbreaking ABT e-Transporter 6.1 in 2020. Representing a bold leap into the realm of electric vehicles, this innovative model marked a significant milestone in Volkswagen’s commitment to environmental stewardship and cutting-edge technology. Based on the acclaimed T6.1 platform, the e-Transporter offers a fully electric driving experience powered by a single motor delivering an impressive 83 kW (111 hp) output. Drawing its energy from a robust 37.3 kWh battery (with 33.6 kWh of usable capacity), the e-Transporter boasts exceptional efficiency and range, with a tested range of 82 miles (132 km) under the demanding WLTP test cycle. Designed for versatility and practicality, the e-Transporter retains the spacious cargo capacity of its conventional counterpart, offering up to 6.7 m3 (240 cu ft) of cargo space while maintaining the standard roof configuration. With its seamless blend of sustainability, performance, and functionality, the ABT e-Transporter 6.1 represents a bold step forward in the evolution of electric vehicles, setting new standards for eco-conscious transportation in the modern era.

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