Volkswagen Transporter T6 Is The International Van Of The Year 2016
|   Friday, December 18, 2015
Volkswagen Transporter T6 is the International Van of the Year 2016, the coveted title being won for the third time by the German utility successfully produced in Hanover.

The Transporter was named best van of the Year 2016 by an international jury, consisting of specialist journalists from 24 European countries. The International Van of the Year 2016 trophy was handed to the head of commercial vehicles division from the VW, Dr. Eckhard Scholz.


Now in its sixth generation the Volkswagen Transporter T6 can be bought in several variants. Thus, there are the closed box truck versions, Kombi (a van with windows in the back that can be fitted optionally with banquets), Kombi Doka Plus (a hybrid between closed box truck and Kombi with six seats, and a window in the wall partition between the cargo area and the cabin), and pick-up variant available with single or double cabin.

The cargo space is designed for effective use of the complete cycle times. So, intrusions that could affect the rectangular shape are minimal or nonexistent. Therefore, the aggregate surface utility area for the short version is 4.3 m2 and the volume of 5.8 m3. The volume and surface area may vary depending on the combination of two variables: the length and the height of the panel.

So the short version with medium ceiling has a volume of 6.7 m3, just like long version with normal ceiling; long version with medium ceiling reaches 7.8 m3, while the same long version but with a high ceiling reaches even 9.3 m3.

Inside, objects can be caught in numerous anchoring hooks to prevent unwanted movements during transport. Access is easy, either via sliding door on the right side or the back, where there are two equal sized doors with hinges. These two doors can open up to 90 degrees, compared to the rear of the car, or by pressing the plastic clamps it can go up to 180 or even 270 degrees.

Regarding the motorization, the new Transporter comes exclusively with two-liter units, whether we are talking about diesel or gasoline engines. However, there are no less than six different versions, two TSI and four TDI.

On diesel, the new T6 is available with 84 hp, 102 hp, 150 hp or 204 hp (latest version uses a 2.0 BITD engine, which is available only on Multivan), while the petrol engines have either 150 hp or 204 CP. Obviously, the best sellers will be TDI engines, with power ranging from 84 hp to 150 hp, offering the best performance / economy / purchase price ratio.

CEO of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Dr Eckhard Scholz, said the title hinted at good year for the brand.
"The prestigious International Van of the Year 2016 award for our T-series is a great mark of recognition for the achievements of our team, which by implementing the correct measures has made our icon from Hannover the best Transporter ever. We are especially pleased to receive this great honor in these difficult times for us and we see it as a signal and an incentive for a successful start into what is set to be an eventful year in 2016."


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