Over the past seven decades, Volkswagen proved that they can deliver with their
Transporter range. The Transporter is the best-selling van in the world with over 13
Million units sold over six generations.
Since its launch in 2015, the T6 range sold over 10 000 units locally.
Volkswagen South Africa announced that the T-Series range will be updated with a
facelifted version which will be badged the T6.1. The refreshed T6.1 will be available
at your trusted Rola Volkswagen dealership from January 2021.
The new T6.1 will be available in the Crew Bus, single and double cab Pick Up, Panel
Van, Kombi, Caravelle and California.
The iconic facelifted T-Series offers new
and refreshed styling, connectivity
improvements, interior updates and an
array of powertrain choices.
So what is new?
What you will notice at first glance is the
beautifully styled new-look grille and
bumper, finished off with stylish chrome
detailing. The new T6.1 also received new
LED daytime running lights which ties in
exceptionally well with the new-look grille.
Volkswagen offers the new T6.1 range
with six updated wheel designs as well as
six new colours. You also have a choice of
seven two-tone colour finishes.
Now, the interior of the new Volkswagen T6.1 cabin is updated with additional shelves
and trays for extra storage. Although an option, a wireless charging pad is now
available in the new Transporter range.
The Volkswagen T6.1 also received an updated steering wheel with electromechanical steering. One of the many things that Volkswagen have always done right
is the steering wheel. Volkswagen knew that the steering wheel is the part of a vehicle
that the driver interacts with the most. VW have put a lot of R&D behind this. In my
opinion, some of the best looking steering wheels out there. Now, we can go on about
steering wheels in a different article, but that is for another time. The Volkswagen
Research and Development team in Wolfsburg consists of more than 10 000
employees focusing on the vehicles and technologies of tomorrow. The R&D division
in Wolfsburg is one of the biggest automobile innovation centres world-wide.
All of the T6.1 models now feature a Composition Colour radio system as standard.
The California and Caravelle is fitted with a 10.25 inch digital display, which features
the high-spec Discover Pro Media system.
Safety features available includes Hill Start Assist, Lane Assist, the standard cruise
control system and speed limiter, Tyre Pressure Loss Indicator, Electronic Stability
Control (ESC), Auto Post-Collision Braking, 4MOTION all-wheel drive, Trailer Assist,
Advanced main-beam control system Light Assist (Optional) and Park Assist.
Volkswagen will launch the T6.1 range with three 2.0-litre turbo diesel motors.
You can have your VW T6.1 with an 81kW/250Nm 2.0-litre TDI option paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. You can also have a 110kW/340Nm option with a 7-Speed
gearbox. Then, at the top of the food chain, VW offers a 2.0-litre BiTDI with
146kW/450Nm available with a 7 speed DSG.
Fuel consumption is estimated to range between 7.3L/100km to 8.3L/100km.
The California T6.1
The California is the number one selling camper-van world-wide with 18 000 units sold
annually. With the California being a van and a camper, it is ideal for the daily
adventurer as well as for big trips.
A 3-year/60 000km Easy Drive Service Plan and 2-year/unlimited km manufacturer
warranty comes as standard on the Pick Up, Panel Van and Crew Bus range. The
Kombi, Caravelle and California models will be available with a 5-year/ 60 000km
maintenance plan and a 3-year/120 000km manufacturer warranty as standard. The
service interval of the T6.1 range is every 15 000km. Volkswagen also offers a 12-
year anti-corrosion warranty as standard on each model in T6.1 range.
T6.1 model range as follows: *pricing may vary.
Single Cab 2.0 TDI 81kW LWB
Single Cab 2.0 TDI 110kW 4MOTION® DSG® LWB
Double Cab 2.0 TDI 81kW LWB
Double Cab 2.0 BiTDI 146kW 4MOTION® DSG® LWB
2.0 TDI 81kW LWB
2.0 TDI 110kW DSG® LWB
2.0 TDI 81kW LWB (10-seater)
2.0 TDI 110kW 4MOTION® DSG® LWB (5-seater)
2.0 BiTDI 146kW 4MOTION® DSG® (5-seater)
2.0 BiTDI 146kW 4MOTION® DSG® LWB (8-seater)
2.0 TDI 81kW Trendline
2.0 TDI 110kW DSG® Trendline
2.0 BiTDI 146kW 4MOTION® DSG® Trendline Plus
Highline 2.0 BiTDI 146kW 4MOTION® DSG®
R1 149 400
California Coast 2.0 BiTDI 146kW 4MOTION® DSG®
R1 196 500
Get in touch with one of our Rola Volkswagen dealerships today for more information: