Volkswagen Transporter MPV Officially Teased Ahead of Global Debut in September

The new Volkswagen Transporter MPV will make its official global debut at the IAA Transportation show in Hanover, Germany in September. Here's all you need to know about this vehicle in detail.

By Sanorita | on June 3, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Volkswagen has officially teased the new Transporter MPV, which will make its global debut at the IAA Transportation show in Hanover, Germany in September. The vehicle is now in line with the company's new MPVs, including the previously unveiled Bulli concept. It has a new grille, updated headlamps, and revamped C-shaped LED lights with character lines that run horizontally along the tailgate. Notably, Ford and Volkswagen are working together on the upcoming Transporter MPV's development. The companies have entered into multiple joint agreements for jointly manufacturing and sharing products for the global market. However here, they both operate independently. While there is no formal announcement, Ford plans to return to India and has registered multiple names such as the Territory and the Mustang Mach-E.

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Volkswagen Transporter MPV: What's More?

The upcoming MPV will be manufactured at Ford's Otosan plant in Turkey. It will feature the Ford Transit Custom MPV's body panels and underpinnings. The vehicle will also be sold in an electric vehicle (EV) avatar for the first time thanks to a new platform. Its electric and plug-in hybrid electric version will include a charging flap beneath the right headlight.

The Transporter is expected to be equipped with Ford's electric motors, batteries, units, transmissions, and framework. It will have options for diesel, gasoline-plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric drivetrains, similar to the Transit. With a rear-axle-mounted motor (134bhp or 215bhp) the electric 'E-Transporter' is expected to boast a range of 380 kilometres, like its Ford sibling. The remaining powerplant options comprise a 222bhp plug-in hybrid with an 11.8kWh battery and 2.0-litre diesel engines with 118bhp and 149bhp.

Albert Kirzinger, the Chief Designer commented 'One second is all it takes to immediately recognise the Transporter – which has been redesigned from the first to last millimetre – as the successor to the T6.1 and as a member of the Bulli family'

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He added 'The design consistently follows the iconic Bulli DNA. This is already evident in the main body, which has the characteristic contour for the product line below the side windows – we call it the Bulli line. This unique DNA can be found in all areas of the exterior design and also makes the new Transporter the original in its class.'

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