Volkswagen expands its fuel efficient BlueMotion range to cover not only hatchbacks and small sedans, but commercial vehicles as well. BlueMotion Technology is now available across the Transporter panel van, kombi and people carrier ranges, promising better fuel consumption and lower emissions, which means lower running costs.
The BlueMotion range for Transporter include a 2.0-litre 114 PS TDI turbocharged engine with average fuel consumption of 44.8 mpg and emissions of 166 g/km, corresponding to a range of 780 miles on one tank.
Two other variants of the same engine are available with 84 PS and 114 PS. The 84 PS BlueMotion Technology model has a combined fuel economy of 40.4 mpg, an improvement of 2.7 mpg over the standard model, giving a potential of nearly 50 miles further per tank of fuel and a range of over 710 miles.
Systems contributing to these cars great efficiency include low rolling resistance tyres, Stop/Start and battery regeneration systems, as well as a tailored cruise control and tyre pressure warning.
Pricing for BlueMotion and BlueMotion Technology versions of the Transporter start at £18,770 and £17,290 respectively.