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Volkswagen is showing off the latest generation of its venerable Transporter with slightly updated styling, more efficient powertrains and a suite of new safety tech.


Volkswagen is giving the first glimpse at the look of the next-gen T6 Transporter ahead of the van's debut on April 15. From this sketch, the front appears to be a little more curved than the current version.


Pickups may not be the first type of vehicle you associate with Volkswagen, but the German automaker does make a handful – even if they aren't available in the US. There's the Amarok we recently drove in the UK and the new Saveiro recently revealed in Brazil. And at the International Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany, VW is presenting the pickup concept you see here.


The flurry of Mk VII Golf GTD television ads by Volkswagen, which range from funny to hilarious, just make us want one that much more. The focus of these 30-second commercials is on the torque-rich performance of the hatchback's turbocharged 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine, which has a stump-thumping 280 pound-feet of torque on hand. That's enough torque for some harmless mischief, if you're to believe the commercials, and, paired with 184 horsepower, enough for the oil-burning Golf performance mode


Honda's Commercial of the Decade: "Grrr" – Click above to watch video


Volkswagn Amarok pickup - click above to enlarge


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