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Volkswagen LT-Series Overview
The Volkswagen LT-Series is classed as a light commercial vehicle which was produced by the German automobile manufacturing company Volkswagen. The LT-series was in production from 1975 to 2006 when it was replaced by the Volkswagen Crafter. In 1996 The Volkswagen Group created a subdivision called Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles which took over the production of all commercial vehicles including the LT-series. This is when the vehicle had a major overhaul, and the second generation was produced. These vehicles have been seen as being reliable, good to drive, practical commercial vehicles. The latest versions have good diesel engines and they are very spacious and comfortable vehicles. Does this sound like your experience of the LT-Series?
Volkswagen LT-Series History
The first generation (1975-95) was designed as a replacement for the ageing Volkswagen Type 2. The first versions of the LT-series available were the LT28, LT31 and LT35, but larger version were soon released. The numbering related to the weight of the vehicle, e.g. LT28= 2.8 tonne. It was released in 1975 and had a couple of minor facelifts in 1986 and 1993. By the end of the life of the first generation LT, the largest available version was the LT55.
The second generation (1996-2006) was designed as a joint venture with Mercedes-Benz, who had the Mercedes Sprinter as their version. This happened the year of the creation of the new Volkswagen subsidiary Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. This gave the LT-series a new look and vehicle range available from 2.6 – 4.6 tonne. Production ended in 2006 as the Volkswagen Crafter replaced the long standing LT-Series.
The Volkswagen LT-Series is available in 2.0 or 2.4L petrol and 2.5, 2.7 or 2.8L diesel engines. The 2.5L diesel engine is the most economical of these engines and the diesel engines on the second generation were considered pretty good economically. Which engine did you have and how did it perform economically?
The Volkswagen LT-Series was available in automatic and manual gearboxes. Which gearbox did you have and how did you rate its performance? You can check our Volkswagen gearbox section to locate the exact parts you need for your vehicle.
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