/VW Transporter Rockton 4×4

VW Transporter Rockton 4×4

Volkswagen Transporter Rockton at VW Transporter Rockton 4x4

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles revealed their latest creation which is a jacked-up 4×4 version of the Transporter van called the Rockton. This is supposed to be the versatile go-anywhere version of the popular commercial vehicle, which comes with factory-fitted “Expedition” package as standard. That makes the perfect tool for taking on rough terrains.

VW Transporter Rockton is fitted with permanent four-wheel drive 4MOTION with the fourth-generation Haldex coupling, the standard differential lock on the rear axle, the ride height raised by 30 millimetres and the heavy-duty springs and dampers for a gross vehicle weight rating of 3.2 metric tons.

So it would have no problem at all going over every sort of obstacle in its way, but there’s one thing that might limit its capability and that’s the 2.0-litre TDI engine with either 103 kW or 132 kW (140 PS and 180 PS respectively) and has a six-speed manual gearbox. It is economical and complies with Euro 5, but it’s not powerful enough for heavy duty missions.

The Rockton also features increased ride height, panels in place of rear side windows and special vehicle trim. All special interior equipment available for the Transporter Kombi like, for example, various rear benches, may be ordered. The Rockton offers a pleasant charm following outdoor duty: supplementary heating and auxiliary heating in the passenger compartment as well as an air filter for use in dusty and sandy countries and seats upholstered with rugged fabric.

The Expedition package includes a rugged floor-rail system securing two single seats with robust upholstery in the passenger compartment. Both seats are equipped with integrated three-point belts and can be adjusted on the floor rails or even removed. Up to three additional individual seats may be ordered optionally.

The “Protection” package, which may be ordered optionally for both Rockton versions for ? 3,200 net, includes underbody protection for the engine and gearbox, the tank, the sills, the rear differential and the main silencer – important for trips away from paved roads. What’s more, the special equipment business unit offers additional equipment for the Transporter Rockton. Thus, the new Transporter Rockton can be modified for nearly every use.

The Transporter Rockton is a very cool and very functional vehicle, but it comes at a high price. Prices start at 34,545 Euro, and if you want the Expedition package fitted it will rise to 42,490 Euro.

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