Volkswagen's new T5
21st March, 2010
- New common rail TDI engines significantly reduce consumption and emissions
- The new front section follows the stylistically sharpened Volkswagen design
- DNA New infotainment and assistance systems optimise comfort and safety
- New ESP generation incorporates hill start as standard
Volkswagen's new editions of the Transporter, Caravelle and Multivan are now available in Australia.
Often referred to as T5, the range is even more frugal, clean and cultivated in the latest generation,
and offers greater active driving enjoyment than ever before. Once again, the Transporter models from
the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand are adopting the position of technological leadership in their
Optically, the three basic versions are now following the new Volkswagen design DNA. The front
section of the series bears witness to this even more obvious statement of virtues. Clear, horizontal
lines make the series look even better in terms of quality and make a timeless impression.
New, extremely frugal generation of TDI engines
The driveline technology has taken a quantum leap. Background: all turbodiesels (TDI) have been
replaced by a completely new generation of Euro 5 engines with the latest common rail injection. In
total, there are three new 2.0 litre TDI four-cylinder engines with outputs of 75 kW, 103 kW and 132
kW. Across the board, they offer significantly greater dynamic torque characteristics and improved
The new high-end TDI develops a remarkable maximum torque of 400 Newton metres. Thanks to a newly
developed pump, the power-assisted steering works more efficiently. This is because unlike the
so-called constant pump of conventional design, the new energy-saving pump delivers hydraulic fluid
according to demand, so the quantity delivered is always optimal for aiding steering. And this reduces
the power consumption of the steering pump and, consequently, fuel consumption.
The new generation of this popular van offers numerous technological highlights. Take the gearbox,
for example: instead of the previous option of an automatic gearbox, the Volkswagen Transporter will
now be available with the option of a significantly more efficient dual clutch gearbox (DSG). And take
the traction distribution: on request, it is possible to order a new, electronically controlled four-wheel
drive system (4MOTION with a fourth generation Haldex clutch) that achieves a further improvement in
active safety and makes sure that the Transporter derivatives can keep going off-road when necessary. The
most powerful 4MOTION version (TDI with 132 kW) will also be available with DSG for the first time.
On the move with uncompromising safety
Furthermore, the safety features have been perfected further by having the latest generation ESP
fitted as standard (including hill start), a new hazard flash function for the brake lights (emergency
braking warning display), optional assistance systems such as Side Assist (warning of vehicles in the
Also, a completely newly developed Servotronic system ensures significantly improved steering precision
and is a standard feature of the Multivan Highline.
Comfort at the highest standard in the class
What is more, the interior now awaits with new, higher quality instruments and steering wheels, a new
generation of radio navigation system, fresh fabrics and seats with an even better ergonomic