Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has officially unveiled the new T6.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has officially unveiled the new T6.

Looking in instantly recognizable, the van has a new front fascia with a slender grille, angular headlights and larger air intakes.  Moving further back, we can see rounded wheel arches, straight character lines and a new tailgate with an integrated spoiler.

Bigger changes occur in the cabin as the model boasts higher quality materials and an improved design.  Notable highlights include a new dashboard, metallic accents and a high-tech infotainment system with a 6.33-inch display.  The latter has proximity sensors that detect when the driver or front passenger moves their hand close to the touchscreen, so it can automatically switch from display mode to input mode.  The sensors also allow drivers to use wiping motions to scroll through lists or browse CD covers from their media library.

Power is provided by a new generation of 2.0-liter TDI engines that have been specially designed for longevity and ruggedness.  They will have outputs of 84 PS (62 kW), 102 PS (75 kW), 150 PS (110 kW) and 204 PS (150 kW).  The model can also be equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that has outputs of 150 PS (110 kW) and 204 PS (150 kW).

In the tech department, the van comes loaded with features including adaptive cruise control, adjustable shock absorbers and a City Emergency Braking system which can automatically apply the brakes to prevent or reduce the severity of a crash.  Customers can also order a Light Assist system that automatically dims the high beams when oncoming traffic is detected.

To celebrate the launch of the new model, Volkswagen will offer a limited edition variant called the "Generation SIX."  It is based on the Multivan Comfortline and features LED headlights, tinted windows and additional chrome trim.  Customers can also order a two-tone paint job and 18-inch alloy wheels with a retro-inspired design.

The special edition also boasts two-tone Alcantara seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a Climatronic climate control system - among other things.

The Volkswagen T6 will be available to order "within the next few days" and pricing starts at €23,035.

Check out the press release for additional information

Gallery: Volkswagen T6 officially unveiled