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Volkswagen updates the T5 Kombi


WITH over 8 600 units sold in South Africa since its launch in 2004, the new T5 Kombi has to impress. The new T5 Kombi Volkswagen has tried to combine power and affordability with a new automatic transmission system.

The 2.0-litre common rail turbo diesel engine produces 103kW of power and 340Nm of torque. The T5 Kombi will go from 0-100km/h in 10.2 seconds and has a top speed of 172km/h and with an average fuel of consumption 8 litres/100 kilometres; there will be few stops at the fuel stations.

The new transmission system is Volkswagens own seven-speed DSG, it combines the comfort levels of a conventional automatic gearbox with the efficiency of a manual box in addition to being economical. Gearshifts are performed within a few hundredths of a second, without any interruption in traction. The seventh gear has been designed as an overdrive; which means it has a particularly long ratio. On highways this will reduce engine speed and therefore consumption, emissions and noise. The maximum speed can be reached in the sixth gear.

A list of optional extras is available such as tilt/slide sunroof, detachable tow bar, 17-inch Thunder alloy wheels, park distance control (rear and front), comfort packages include; cruise control, front fog lights and multifunction steering wheel as well as light and rain sensors, auto dimming rear view mirror and electrically foldable mirrors. The communications package includes leather multifunction steering wheel, RCD 310 CD/Radio with Aux-In socket and Bluetooth cellphone preparation.

Kombi comes standard with a 3 year/120 000 km manufacturer warranty and 5 year/60 000 km Automotion Maintenance Plan.


Kombi 2.0 TDI 103kW DSG Trendline SWB R474 300
Kombi 2.0 TDI 103kW DSG Comfortline SWB   R536 500
Kombi 2.0 TDI 103kW DSG LWB  R544 500


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