Volkswagen has introduced two 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engines, available across the Transporter range, claiming low-mileage operators could be better off not running a diesel.
Producing 148bhp and 201bhp respectively, the latter also offered with a seven-speed DSG and four-wheel drive, the engines are available in California, Caravelle Executive, window van, shuttle, motor home, kombi and panel van bodystyles. There is around a £1,000 price difference, depending on variant.
Head of marketing, Sarah Cox, commented: “The van market is currently dominated by diesel, but we know that customers are aware of changes to legislation and looking at other available options. They’re scanning the market for guidance on what will be right for their fleets not just today or tomorrow, but in three or five years’ time.”