10 August 2017
Volkswagen has announced that it is now adding petrol engine to its Transporter van range, as well as its Caravelle and California models.
Small Volkswagen Caddy vans with petrol engines have been available since 2015, however the vehicle manufacturer is now putting a 2-litre TSI in its mid-sized vans. The Transporter will now be available in 148hp and 201hp options and will be considerably cheaper than their diesel equivalents starting from £22,625. For example, a Transporter Highline T28 150 TSI is £1,000 cheaper.
So, why the push on petrol vans? Well, from 8th April 2019, diesel vehicles that do not meet the Euro-6 emissions standards will have to pay a premium to enter the centre of London. Whereas petrol versions will only have to be Euro-4.
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