Previewed by the Tristar pick-up concept last year, the Volkswagen Transporter T6 range has been revealed – as the moniker suggests, this is the sixth generation of the iconic VW bus, with improvements made in performance, fuel economy and safety.

The gamut of changes starts with the exterior – clear to see is the sharper Tristar-derived front fascia, with reshaped headlights, a new front grille and a wider lower air intake; the rear gets new tail lights, a restyled tailgate and a new rear bumper. Interior revisions include a more angular design, a new steering wheel and some new switchgear.

All models come standard with Bluetooth connectivity; a 6.3-inch display with proximity sensor – enabling users to use swiping motions to scroll through lists – is available as an option. Also optional is an electronic voice enhancer service that assist the communication between front and rear occupants through loudspeakers, as is a powered tailgate.