Volkswagen says its Transporter and people mover  is one of the brand’s longest-running model ranges and has been a favourite with Australian businesses and families across generations

With the sixth generation Transporter arriving down under in 2014 the updated T6.1 line up will be a boost to the popular models.

VW says the T6.1 will offer a range of body styles, engines and transmissions across vans and people movers along with the previously mentioned camper variant.

The company says the camper van will be offered in the ‘Beach’ model grade and will be customisable through a customer pre-production order.

The T6.1 will have a range of updates including a new front exterior design, a new interior with the latest infotainment technology and a suite of driver assistance technology including Front Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), blind spot monitoring, rear traffic alert and Crosswind Assist.

The T6.1 will also get a new engine and transmission combination with the TDI340 110kW turbocharged diesel paired with a DSG transmission and 4MOTION all-wheel drive.

Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Australia, Ryan Davies says he is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the T6.1 range, and to giving Australian Kombi Camper fans what they’ve been asking for.

“For our customers, the Transporter is more than just a van, it’s an office, a troupe carrier and a workhorse. The T6.1 range is more than just a facelift. With the T6.1 update of our popular van and people mover variants, our Transporter range gives customers even greater access to our latest tech, design and safety systems,” Mr Davies said.

“Best of all, with the introduction of the T6.1 California Beach, we are finally answering fan and customer demand for a factory-backed, turn-key weekender – we’re ecstatic to be bringing the Kombi Van back to Oz,” Mr. Davies continued.

Volkswagen Australia says it will offer further details of local specification and pricing in the coming months,  prior to local introduction in the third quarter.