Volkswagen Transporter is the first minivan and the second civilian manufactured by Volkswagen after Volkswagen Kafer. For the first time, Volkswagen Transporter was introduced to the public in 1950. During several decades, five generations of Volkswagen Transporter were premiered. The demand for Volkswagen Transporter was very high among buyers and transporters. In 1979, the next generation of Volkswagen Transporter was presented, which was continued its production till 1992. In South Africa, its production continued for another 12 years. In early 1990s, the design and construction of Volkswagen Transporter was already outdated and Volkswagen released new version of Volkswagen Transporter. In this model, Germans decided to refuce assembling the model based on rear-wheel-drive, replacing it to front-wheel-drive. Anyone could get four-wheel-drive Syncro version 4x4 for extra charge. The location of the engine was also changed from the rear to the front.
In 2003, the latest fifth generation of Volkswagen Transporter was introduced. This is new kind of commercial vehicle and specifications and design make Volkswagen Transporter notable representative of the class. There are three options for this model: van, combi van and minibus. Besides, there are number of car modifications for customers with different functions. Lifting capacity is different depending on complete set and there are 4 options. Moreover, height of Volkswagen Transporter is also different. In addition to the technical characteristics, appearance of Volkswagen Transporter has also changed. Optics and bumper were updated. This is full-size car, but for those who want a middle class car, Volkswagen Passat sedan is available.
Minibuses usually don't have too wide range of power units. But Volkswagen offers large selection of motors. Of course, the most popular have become diesel units. Surprisingly, vans with petrol engine installed under the hood consums too much fuel and low consumption for vehicle users of this type is very important.
This is the list of engines of :
Gasoline: R4 1,8 (67 HP), R4 2,0 (84 HP), R5 2,5 (110-115 HP), 2.8 VR6 (140 HP), 2.8 V6 (205 HP).
Diesel: R4 1,9 D (60 HP), R4 1,9 TD (68 HP), R5 2,4 D (75-78 HP), R5 2,5 TDI (88, 102-151 HP).
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