Spyshots: 2010 Volkswagen Transporter

Although some of you guys have been pleasantly surprised by Volkswagen's numerous special edition and limited series models launched in the last few weeks, the German manufacturer is also working on the commercial vehicle sector, with a facelifted Transporter undergoing heavy testing. Currently in its fifth generation, the Transporter, or the T5 as some of you might know it - the name of the van varies by market - is expected to be upgraded later this year or in the first months of 2010.

As you can see for yourselves in the adjacent photos, the spied car features only a camouflaged front fascia which means this part of the car feature the most revised parts. It might seem like the future Transporter will boast a new front grille and a revised bumper as well as restyled headlights, the same as the ones seen on the new Touran and Golf VI Plus.

The T5 will be sold, just like the current models, as a passenger or as a commercial vehicle, with engines likely to range between 1.9-liter TDI 84 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque and 3.2-liter petrol with 235 horsepower.

However, only a little is known about Volkswagen's future market strategy when it comes to the 2010 Transporter, as the current model isn't sold in North America. Nevertheless, Americans who'd like to get some sort of the Transporter could purchase the 7-seater Routan which is a minivan based on Dodge Caravan. Mexico on the other hand is also selling the Transporter but this time under a different name - Eurovan.

As you can see, details are still in the very early stage so we'll keep you up to date as soon as we get some new info on the subject.

UPDATE: A couple of leaked photos are now available here.
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