2015 Volkswagen T6 Transporter model is revealed
Nothing, and we mean nothing, will replace the VW Microbus in our hippie hearts. When the Volkswagen Microbus Concept car was presented at the North American International Auto Show fourteen years ago we were pretty excited, though of course it remained a concept. The Volkswagen Routan promised us a VW minivan, but it doesn’t bring us any nostalgia. The Bulli Concept made waves in 2011, but still no dice on seeing it in showrooms. Now the 2015 Volkswagen T6 Transporter model is revealed for us to ponder over, but does it satisfy your nostalgia?
If we’re perfectly honest, we love the Microbus because it has an iconic look, and the 2015 VW T6 Transporter which has everyone excited is the limited-edition Generation Six, which features a two-colored look that seems to be trying hard to call to mind the look of the old Microbus. Unfortunately it seems like more of a nod at the past than a modern replica. The round headlights, boxy shape, and deep V of the original Microbus make it look almost like a toy. One we definitely want to play with. It seems Volkswagen is hesitant to fully put out a new Microbus because the market for one is likely a niche one. The Transporter has a spacious rear which could definitely be used for commercial purposes, or at least for a wild road trip for the more adventurous types, making it much more practical.
We’re sorry to say all this pondering does us little good, as the 2015 Volkswagen T6 Transporter won’t be coming to the U.S. It’s as if they know putting more effort into quality over style only means Americans would want to use it as a home while driving across the country. Why must they kill the dreams of our youth? This isn’t to say VW T6 van is a powerhouse. A new generation of 2.0L TDI diesel engines will give as little as 83 horsepower and as much as much as 201 horsepower, though there will also be two gasoline options providing either 148 horsepower or 201 horsepower.
For more practical uses, this year’s model features a sharper driving style and better fuel economy, with a start/stop function coming standard. Improved comfort and latest safety systems are also promised to be included, making it a practical choice for commercial use.