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The VW Transporter is a series of light commercial vehicles that have been manufactured by Volkswagen since 1949, where it was originally called the Type 2.
The range was then renamed Volkswagen Group’s T platform in 1990.
There have been a total of seven generations of the Transporter series, including campervans, minibusses, minivans, vans, and pickups. There has also been the VW Caravelle which is a 3-row passenger carrier.
It is also considered to be the larger counterpart to the Volkswagen Caddy.
It is currently the best-selling van ever. Despite this, there is significant competition from other commercial vans. The most notable of these rivals are the Ford Transit, Mercedes-Benz Vito, and Toyota HiAce.
The Transporter series has a transverse front engine setup with either front-wheel or four-wheel-drive.
Typical petrol engine options for the modern range of Transporters go from the new 1.5-liter TSI inline-4 to the larger 3.2-liter VR6. However, the majority of the Transporters are outfitted with the 2-liter TSI inline-4.
There has also been a plug-in hybrid petrol version powered by a 1.3-liter e-Hybrid inline-4.
Diesel options are usually between the 1.9-liter TDI inline-4 and the 2.5-liter TDI inline-5. There have also been a number of 2-liter TDI options, including the twin-turbocharged BiTDI.
Trim levels for the Transporter range include the Startline, Trendline, Highline, and Sportline. However, these were updated to be Life, Style, and Energetic for the Multivan range.
The Transporter series underwent another name change when VW revealed the new Multivan in 2021.
The Multivan was awarded the ‘Most Practical Tow Car’ award by the 2022 What Car? Tow Car Awards.