Photo: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

Photo: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has announced the launch of its latest evolution of its Transporter Chassis Cab. Available for order now, prices start from £21,265 (US$29,829) (excluding VAT) for the LWB Single Cab Startline 2.0TDI 140PS Euro 5 6-speed manual.

Offering a versatile blank canvas for businesses who wish to create a load space to suit their specific needs, the latest Transporter Chassis Cab is also available to order with a drop-side body directly from the factory. The latest Transporter Chassis Cab range has been developed to complement the range of Volkswagen Crafter chassis and drop-side derivatives that are available through Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ “Engineered to Go” program, according to the automaker.

Available in either single-cab or double-cab variants, the new Transporter Chassis Cab can carry up to six passengers in double cab form and offers a payload capacity of up to 1,339 kg in single cab specification. The factory specification drop-side bodies offer versatile load space of either 5.2 m2 in single cab form or 4.2 m2 in double cab arrangement, according to the automaker.

The new chassis cab derivative comes equipped with a number of technological and safety features, including BlueMotion Technology modifications as standard, which includes low rolling resistance tires, regenerative braking and Start/Stop systems. The Chassis Cab range is offered with either 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG transmission, according to the automaker.

In addition to BlueMotion technology, the Transporter Chassis Cab also comes standard with DAB+ digital radio, 5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth phone connectivity and USB connection. Standard equipment also includes Volkswagen’s Automatic Post-Collision Braking system, which automatically applies the brakes after a collision, reducing the risk or severity of a secondary impact, according to the automaker.