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.
Gallery: Volkswagen Transporter Rockton 4Motion
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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/