Volkswagen turns a new page in its company history. With the LT, Volkswagen ventures into the light truck segment. Volkswagen takes its classic approach with a variety of versions making the LT almost as universal as the Transporter. The LT is initially introduced with a 4-cylinder petrol engine (1984 ccm/ 55 kW) and in three different weight categories (2.8 t – 3.5 t GVW). A diesel engine is also available as of 1976. In spite of the poor economic situation, the LT rapidly secures a market share of some 40%. Larger and more powerful engine for the T2. Cubic capacity: 1970 ccm; output: 51 kW (68 bhp) at 4200 rpm.