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Test classic, but the new Volkswagen: electronics in older hardware

Transporter, Caravelle, Multivan and California retained when upgrading approximately the same dimensions and characteristic profile. The virtual dashboard is integrated in a family of T6.1 even earlier than some of the automobile model group, and the electric power steering has opened access to the mass electronic assistants.Michael gsovski “Behind the wheel”

The most classic than the commercial series T6, even look. Of course, the first bully of 1949 has modern Multifandom Conveyor or nothing in common. Yes, and naive-eyed minibus, which became in the 60s a symbol of hippies, long ago in the past. But from what other vans and minivans decades does not change radically the appearance? Even gurus are on automotive forums a fierce debate about whether a series of sample T6 2015 different from the “Tae-fifth”, which was published in 2003.

Much! As the “sixth” iPhone “eight”.

Update

Transporter, Caravelle, Multivan and California have retained approximately the same internal and external dimensions and the characteristic log profile. Almost no change back: to know a new car can do that at the artsy content now led lights.

Redraw the front panel has integrated touch screen sizes from 8 to 9.2 inch.Redraw the front panel has integrated touch screen sizes from 8 to 9.2 inch.

Digital dashboard Digital Cockpit a diagonal of 10.25 inches rich features and graphics. Digital dashboard Digital Cockpit a diagonal of 10.25 inches rich features and graphics.

But the “face” freshened up a massive two-storey radiator grille in the style of the Tuareg, combined with the bumper. Optics are now either completely led or halogen standard H7. A choice of six different wheel design. Colors has added six new shades as well as seven two-tone combinations. Oh yeah, some of the versions on the front wings will appear the label Bulli. And for this, Volkswagen has rented a huge warehouse loft almost in the centre of Amsterdam and drove here, “a hundred, five hundred” machines and journalists from around the world?!

Afraid to be disappointed, opens the driver’s door and take the commander’s place. Cheers, here’s a completely new front panel, steering wheel, door cards and upholstery fabric. Thus a high rise, slim side rails, excellent visibility through the large external mirrors on the site as before.

The cubic form of the body — optimal solution for efficient use of space. Linker, and added a picture of the convenient and rapid transformation of the interior in the negotiation or even the bedroom.The cubic form of the body — optimal solution for efficient use of space. Linker, and added a picture of the convenient and rapid transformation of the interior in the negotiation or even the bedroom.

Application

The application for smartphones allows you to remotely locate cars, reserve and a lot of other information.The application for smartphones allows you to remotely locate cars, reserve and a lot of other information.

Chief designer albert Kirzinger, of course, focuses on the most interesting: “We redesigned the driver’s seat in the spirit of the digital age and have integrated into T6.1 virtual dashboard is a Digital Cockpit with a diagonal of 10.25 inches — even earlier than on some passenger models of concern”.

The cockpit is really superb: graphics and drawing so realistic that to understand these before my eyes, the speedometer or tachometer or not, is simply impossible. Of course, a virtual-analog theme you can change to digital, combinations of design weight.

In bully put modular infotainment system of the third generation MIB3 module online connection (OCU) and the built-in map eSIM. This is new online services and features We Connect to “individual farmers” and We Connect Fleet, for fleet.

Family vehicles 6.1 can be equipped with adaptive cruise control, assistants retaining strip and car Parking. Machines are able to “mirror” smartphones. In the list of options there are and adaptive suspension DCC.Family vehicles 6.1 can be equipped with adaptive cruise control, assistants retaining strip and car Parking. Machines are able to “mirror” smartphones. In the list of options there are and adaptive suspension DCC.

First offered streaming radio, stream music Apple Music and Tidal, and the second, the online monitoring of the route, fuel consumption and tracking time of service. Lost in the vicinity of the Dutch capital, they’ve tried voice control navigation. To activate it, you say: “Hello, Volkswagen!” — and then in a free form command. I said, “I Want to get to the center” — bully understand.

Energy saving

In version 6.1 debuts Bulli electric power plant with a capacity of 112 HP to the traction battery energy 77,6 kWh power Reserve of more than 400 km in the NEDC cycle. Alas, the joint development of VW and ABT to Russia will not make it. We will see traditional motors, and they have 6.1 exclusively diesel.

All motors T6.1 — a two-litre diesel. Adaptation to our conditions will be reduced to lower environmental requirements.All motors T6.1 — a two-litre diesel. Adaptation to our conditions will be reduced to lower environmental requirements.

The product range includes 2-litre TDI with four options forces — power from 90 to 199 HP Europe engines sharpened by still promising environmental standards Euro 6d-TEMP-EVAP. For us the opposite is true: Volkswagen moves from an optional in Russia Euro 6 Euro 5, which does not require urea application. So cars for the Russian market, the idea will go faster European.

The first thing I tried on the go Multivan with two upgraded engines: the 90‑strong (previously 84 HP) and 110‑HP (before it was given to 102 power). Both are purely commercial, because it combines exclusively with a five-speed mechanics, and performance bus. In the corporate parks and transport, white-collar more and more popular, as now, will use the rich version with a capacity of 150 and 199 HP For these motors is attached, the DSG and 4Motion all-wheel drive with a clutch that connects the rear axle. And it is a different story. Even a 150‑horsepower motor suffices for the dynamic move to the city and highway.

Now for the minivan available assistant maneuvering with a trailer Trailer Assist. All you need is to set the direction of movement of the trailer with joystick control mirrors, and the steering wheel rotates a bully himself.Now for the minivan available assistant maneuvering with a trailer Trailer Assist. All you need is to set the direction of movement of the trailer with joystick control mirrors, and the steering wheel rotates a bully himself.

Differences in the course from the previous version of the chassis is not: the same dense suspension, collected cornering. But the thrill of steering other. And it hardly probable not the main news of the modernized bully.

It is not an intelligent force at different speeds, although it is nice: Parking driving light, and on the track efforts and feedback into the suit. The power opened the model access to the mass electronic assistants. Now van is able to stay in the lane (Lane Assist) and self-Park (Park Assist).

But the most interesting thing is Cross Wind Assist, or assistant compensation crosswind, included in the list of standard equipment. Who drove high cars, knows what turns them big sail. Cross Wind Assist stabilizes the Multivan with the side winds and overtaking trucks. A day test drive in the vicinity of Amsterdam was windy, but on the highway I felt no hint of the instability of the course.

The most winning color — two-tone. Such options offered seven.The most winning color — two-tone. Such options offered seven.

The new firmware

“Firmware” 6.1 needs to go on sale in Russia in the coming months, but prices are still kept secret. It seems that the popularity of the modern classic will not lose in any case. In previous years a family of T6 was the leader on demand and has sold to five thousand units per year. Neither Toyota Alphard or Mercedes-Benz Vito is close and could not get to bully. Ahead of sales only GAZelle, but, with all due respect, is another matter.

Ultra-modern classic Russia, as always, get electric development

Test classic, but the new Volkswagen: electronics in older hardware

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