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Volkswagen Transporter Rockton 4Motion - Click above for high-res image gallery

Need to transport a lot of people or stuff overseas? You could do worse than the Volkswagen Transporter. Need to take a lot of people or stuff off road? Then you'll need this: the Transporter Rockton 4Motion.

The go-anywhere van from Volkswagen's Commercial Vehicles division packs a 4th-generation Haldex all-wheel drive system with a locking rear differential and a 1.2-inch ride-height boost over the standard Transporter. Heavy-duty springs and damper help it carry over three metric tons of payload, while a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine with either 138 or 178 horsepower does the pushing/pulling duties through a six-speed manual transmission.

There's a more extreme Expedition package available straight from the factory with 16-inch wheels and all-terrain tires, a heftier transmission and a heavy-duty floor-rail system for variable seat and cargo configurations. Details in the press release after the jump, along with the high-resolution images in the gallery below.


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[Source: Volkswagen]Continue reading Volkswagen Transporter takes to the hills with the Rockton 4Motion

Volkswagen Transporter takes to the hills with the Rockton 4Motion originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 15 Dec 2010http://www.autoblog.com/2010/12/15/volkswagen-transporter-takes-to-the-hills-with-the-rockton-4moti/
 

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We don't get any of these really cool VW's for some reason. I rented one of these(nix 4 motion tho) in South Africa about 5 years ago, there its called the Kombi. It had the TDI and hauled all 8 of us around perfectly with luggage. We put thousands of miles on it. Plenty of room, huge amount of luggage space, it was a 5 speed with the shifter mounted on the dash just next to the steering wheel, very comfortable to drive. This is what we need in the states instead of that lousy Touran.my two cents
 
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