Transporter

OVERVIEW

  • New sixth-generation Transporter – Volkswagen’s best-selling van in the UK
  • Broadest range of engines, trims and transmissions ever offered
  • Engine range includes new Euro 6 units with improved efficiency and lower emissions
  • Higher equipment levels across the new range
  • All-wheel-drive 4MOTION available with BlueMotion Technology fitted as standard
  • Five or six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG auto transmissions
  • Panel van, Kombi, Window van, Motorhome, Caravelle, Shuttle and California body styles
  • Short and long-wheelbase models with low, medium or high roof

For more than 60 years, the Volkswagen Transporter has set the benchmark for quality, practicality and running costs in the commercial vehicle market. The sixth-generation model, which went on sale in the UK on 7th September, raises standards once more with a package that delivers improved efficiency, greater comfort and higher equipment levels.

The Transporter is Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ best-selling model in the UK and worldwide. Its predecessor – the T5 – achieved sales of more than one million units during its 15 year production run and with previous generation models factored in, the Transporter has clocked up a production total of more than 11.5 million since 1949.

Biggest ever range

The Transporter is available with a range of body styles, from a simple panel van to a fully-equipped camper van. The panel van is offered with a short or long wheelbase and a low, medium or high roof. The Kombi seats up to six, while the Window van and Shuttle can both accommodate up to nine people. Caravelle models can seat seven and incorporates 360° swivelling and folding seats on the first rear row and a newly designed three-seat bench at the rear. Also available for the first time is a ‘Zugkopf’ variant which can be used as the basis of numerous conversions. The California camper van completes the range, and remains the only factory-built camper on the market.

Four gross vehicle weights are available (2,600, 2,800, 3,000 and 3,200 kg), with payloads of 658-1,331kg, and load volumes of 5.8-9.3 m3. With its low loading height of 1,410mm plus enough room for two Euro pallets in the short-wheelbase Transporter, it comes as no surprise that the long-wheelbase can fit three such pallets with room to spare.

The sixth-generation model is as striking to look at as it is practical. The front end has been redesigned with a sharper, more precise look while lines, beads and edges now run continuously from front to back. The entire body now has the appearance of being all one piece, as if milled from a solid block.

The interior has also been extensively updated with a luxurious new look and full integration of new touchscreen infotainment systems that offer smartphone connectivity. Incorporating a host of significant changes, from new steering wheels to additional and redesigned storage areas, the cab area of the new Transporter raises the sector standards once again.

New, more efficient engine range

The new Transporter panel van engine range consists of four 2.0-litre TDI Euro5 engines with outputs of 84PS, 102PS, 140PS and 180PS (Highline only) and a 2.0-litre TDI Euro 6 unit that develops 102PS. All models benefit from Volkswagen’s acclaimed BlueMotion Technology modifications as standard. These include low rolling resistance tyres, regenerative braking and Start/Stop systems, to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. For example, the 2.0-litre 102PS Euro 6 panel van SWB can return 47.9mpg on the combined cycle (a 10.2 mpg improvement) and emits 153 g/km of CO2 (a reduction of 45g/km).

Shuttle and Caravelle models are available with 2.0-litre Euro 6 units with outputs of 84PS, 102PS, 150PS and 204PS (84PS and 102PS Shuttle only). These will be available in the panel van and Kombi ranges over the course of the next 12 months. These advanced new units feature a range of improvements designed to increase efficiency and drivability.

All 84PS and 102PS engines are fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, with 140PS and 180PS units equipped with either a six-speed transmission as standard or a seven-speed DSG automatic. As before, customers requiring the additional ability of four-wheel drive can opt for a model equipped with Volkswagen’s 4MOTION system.

New safety systems

Occupant safety has always been a cornerstone of the Transporter range and the new version takes protection to a new level. In addition to existing features such as Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP), driver and passenger front airbags and electric seatbelt tensioners, all sixth-generation Transporter models are equipped with Automatic Post-Collision Braking System fitted as standard. Transporter customers also benefit from a range of additional safety systems – all of which are available for the first time. These include Front Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), City Emergency Braking and Light Assist.

Extensive range

Three trims are offered: Startline, Trendline and Highline with higher equipment levels than ever before. All Transporter models now come with Bluetooth, DAB and Composition Colour infotainment as standard, along with a host of practical driver aids including Hill Hold Assist, Driver Alert System and Brake Assist.  In addition, a comprehensive range of options and accessories are available to ensure each Transporter meets the customer’s requirements exactly.

DESIGN AND PRACTICALITY

  • New exterior and completely redesigned interior
  • Range includes panel van, Kombi, Window van, Shuttle, Caravelle and California
  • Load space ranges from 5.9m3 to 9.3m3
  • Payload ratings from 658-1,331kg for panel van
  • Numerous side and rear door options - seats for up to nine occupants
  • Caravelle models feature swivelling front seats and removable rear bench

Just as its five generations of predecessors have done, the new Transporter seamlessly blends form with function. Combining bold new shapes with intricate details, the front end styling of the sixth-generation model is in line with that of the latest Volkswagen passenger cars, and is instantly recognisable with bold, angular headlamps, grille emblem and crisp, horizontal lines. The headlights feature daytime running lights, below which the bumper includes the option of fog lights with integrated cornering-light function (standard on Highline) to illuminate the direction in which the vehicle is turning. The updated radiator grille also comes with a new chrome strip that neatly meets the internal edges of the headlights to create a single flowing line across the front of the vehicle. The rear of the new Transporter continues the crisp, precise feel with new tail light clusters and a re-profiled bumper.

Transporter Panel van

Such is the strength and rigidity of the Transporter’s body that it can be fitted with two sliding doors. A left-hand door is standard, with a right-hand door available as an option. Electrically operated sliding doors are also available.

Every Transporter is available with a choice of either a large tailgate, or versatile rear wing doors – with the option to specify 250 degree opening angle hinges. Both are available glazed or in solid metal for maximum security.

With a low load bed, maximum opening width of 1,473mm and maximum load height of 1,940mm, the Transporter is designed to make work easier. All panel van models provide a spacious load compartment with volumes ranging from 5.8m3 for the short wheelbase low roof, to 9.3m3 for the long wheelbase high roof. Up to three euro pallets can be accommodated in long wheelbase models, while multiple load-lashing rings, sturdy painted load floors and a range of optional bulkheads and storage solutions mean that all requirements can be catered for.

Kombi and Window van

With an identical choice of roof heights, wheelbases and engines to the panel van, the Kombi features a single front passenger seat and adds to the panel van by offering removable rear seating for a further three passengers – all fitted with three-point seatbelts and height-adjustable head restraints. Access to the rear passenger area is through a single near-side glazed sliding door, while at the rear there’s a glazed tailgate with heated window and wash-wipe.

Featuring a robust rubber floor covering throughout the cab and cargo area, as well as four load-lashing rings in the cargo area, the Kombi’s flexible interior can be transformed in seconds from a comfortable five or six-seater, into a spacious delivery van.

The Transporter Window van offers the same seating layout as the Kombi (with two front seats as standard), but offers all-round glazing for a lighter, brighter interior.

Transporter shuttle

Capable of seating up to nine passengers, the new Transporter shuttle features new easy-entry seating that allows passengers to enter with ease. Designed to offer passengers even higher comfort levels than the Window van,  it is equipped with moulded trim and roof headlining, high grade upholstery, heat insulating glass, rear heating systems, multiple air vents and sunblinds on rear side windows. The Transporter shuttle offers load volumes of 5.8m3 for short wheelbase versions and 6.7m3 for long wheelbase models.

Caravelle

While the Transporter shuttle seats up to nine in comfort, the seven-seat Caravelle moves luxury to another level and incorporates 360° swivelling and folding seats on the first rear row and a newly designed three-seat bench at the rear. The Caravelle’s clever floor-mounted rail system enables rear seats and the multi-functional table (which folds, swivels and adjusts for height), to be located securely in numerous configurations. If required, seating can be removed to create a cavernous load area. All Caravelle models feature driver and passenger side sliding doors and offer a floor area of 4.3mfor short wheelbase and 5.0m2 for long wheelbase models.

In terms of exterior design, the Caravelle SE is fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels as standard, along with body-coloured bumpers and mirrors, a high-gloss black grille with three chrome strips and an additional chrome strip along the bottom grille on Executive models.

Interior design

The new Transporter is packed with features that offer comfort, convenience and new levels of assistance for drivers and operators on the move. At the heart of the Transporter’s new look is a completely redesigned dashboard that delivers both in terms of style and functionality. The new layout further refines Volkswagen’s acclaimed ergonomics and adds a host of additional storage areas, including a new cupholder with optional waste bin on the top rail. A USB port is now standard across the Transporter range and is positioned adjacent to the lower storage tray on the passenger side.

Storage areas fitted as standard across the range include compartments in the driver and passenger doors, both capable of accommodating a 1.5-litre bottle and an A4 folder. In addition, there are storage pockets at each end of the dashboard beneath the air vents, an open storage space on top of the dashboard and others near the gearlever, as well as integrated within the overhead roof liner.

The centre console houses the ventilation controls along with the new range of infotainment systems. DAB digital radio and Bluetooth are both fitted as standard across the range, with a line-up of new touchscreen navigation and audio systems available as options.

A new range of three-spoke steering wheels also make its debut in the new Transporter. Customers opting for the Highline model benefit from a leather multi-function version with controls for the infotainment and vehicle information system on the spokes. The seats offer exceptional levels of comfort even on long journeys: the driver’s seat has adjustment for height, reach and rake, plus lumbar support as standard. A dual passenger seat with storage box and folding backrest (fixed backrest with optional bulkheads) is standard on the panel van, while a single passenger seat is standard on the Kombi and Window van – with a dual passenger seat available as an option.

Caravelle models feature a different specification of dashboard to the Transporter with a contrast colour central strip, piano black covers for the upper glovebox and gearshift surround as well as chrome surrounds for the air vents and infotainment panel. A lockable glove compartment and higher grade seat fabrics complete the Caravelle interior package.

THE CALIFORNIA

  • New engine range with fuel efficiency improvements
  • DSG and 4MOTION options – power outputs from 102PS through 150PS to 204PS
  • New driver assistance features, Adaptive Cruise Control and new infotainment system
  • New safety systems; Driver Alert, Brake Assist and Automatic Post-Collision Braking Acclaimed layout and interior packaging retained and improved

Continuing a camper van tradition which spans more than 60 years, the Volkswagen California remains the only vehicle in its class to be designed, engineered and built in-house. Since its launch in 2004, the California has become the benchmark vehicle in the camper van sector with more than 110,000 sold to date.

The new California is available in two trim levels – Beach and Ocean – and with a choice of three 2.0-litre engines ranging in power from 102 through 150 to 204PS. All are EU6 compliant and feature BlueMotion Technology modifications. A 4MOTION four-wheel drive version is also offered in conjunction with the 150PS or range-topping 204PS powerplant.

Entry to the California range starts with the Beach model which offers up to seven seats and sleeping space for four. The bench-seat easily folds to convert to a two-berth bed across the width of the vehicle, while a manual pop-up roof gives access to a further double bed. A fold-out table and chairs are cleverly stored in the sliding door and tailgate, while an optional integrated awning makes for a comfortable and practical camping experience. The Beach is available with a 2.0-litre 102 PS TDI engine with a five-speed manual gearbox, and a 2.0-litre TDI 150 PS with a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG transmission.

The California Ocean replaces the SE model from the previous generation. Customers can choose from two engines with either 150 or 204 PS and six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG gearboxes. 4MOTION four-wheel drive variants mean the ultimate ‘home from home’ can go further and wider afield. The Ocean also adds an electro-hydraulic pop-up roof with LED lighting, plus a kitchenette with a two ring gas cooker, a fridge and sink.

The new generation California adds a host of safety, comfort and convenience features. These include a Driver Alert System, Brake Assist and an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, as well as the option to add innovations such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist and City Emergency Braking for safer and more relaxed cruising. In the cabin the California gains a new ‘premium’ dashboard (optional on Beach) with wide centre console and car-like feel, plus the latest infotainment system, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth and new multi-function display. A new cupholder as well as new fabrics, leathers and plastics enhance the ambience inside.

TECHNOLOGY

  • New driver assistance systems deliver safer, more comfortable drive
  • Automatic Post-Collision Braking System fitted to all models in the new range
  • Front Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and City Emergency Braking offered for the first time
  • Rear view camera, parking sensors and Optical Parking System for stress-free parking
  • New infotainment systems with colour touchscreens on all models
  • Composition Media system featuring the optional AppConnect smartphone integration
  • DAB digital radio and Bluetooth as standard across the range

The sixth-generation Transporter introduces new technologies in all key areas - from safety to in-car entertainment. Designed and engineered to provide drivers and occupants with maximum protection and comfort, the new technologies fitted to the Transporter make it the most advanced panel van Volkswagen has ever made.

Driver assistance systems

The new Transporter is equipped with a number of new, sector-first safety systems – all of which are activated in critical situations as a preventative measure. These are offered alongside a new range of innovative driver assistance systems designed to provide convenience and even greater levels of occupant protection.

Front Assist

Using a radar built into the front end of the new Transporter, Front Assist recognises critical distances to the vehicle in front and helps to ensure safe stopping. In any dangerous situations the system warns the driver visually and audibly, as well as with a slight jolt of the brake. ‘Front Assist’ reacts here in two stages: in the first the assistance system warns the driver with audible and visual signals of any vehicle in front driving slowly or suddenly braking and of the associated risk of collision. In parallel it gets the vehicle ready for emergency braking – by applying the brake pads and alerting the brake assistant. If the driver fails to react to the warning, a one-off short jolt of the brake indicates in the second stage the looming danger of a collision and the brake assistant’s responsiveness is further increased. If the driver then hits the brakes, full braking power is immediately available. If the driver does not brake strongly enough, Front Assist increases the braking pressure to the required level, so that the vehicle comes to a stop before reaching the obstacle.

The system also includes the City Emergency Braking function, which provides assistance at low speeds of under 18mph. If the driver fails to see or react to an obstacle, the system automatically applies the brakes and ensures that the speed of any collision is reduced. Ideally, it completely prevents the vehicle from running into the obstacle.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Using the Front Assist radar sensor, ACC measures the distance to the vehicles in front and their relative speed. The driver sets the desired distance and speed via buttons on the multi-function steering wheel. Within its range, a sensor then constantly monitors the area in front of the vehicle. By pressing on the accelerator or brake, the driver can interrupt the ACC system, cruising speed can be resumed at any time by pressing the button on the steering wheel.

In combination with DSG transmission, the ACC system can also slow the vehicle down, for example in queues or traffic jam situations, to a complete stop. Depending on the situation, ACC starts up again automatically once the road ahead is clear.

Automatic Post-Collision Braking System

The Automatic Post-Collision Braking System automatically brakes the Transporter after it has been involved in an accident in order to reduce the risk or severity of a secondary collision. This innovative system is fitted across the new Transporter range.

Triggering of the system is based on detection of a primary collision by the airbag sensors. Vehicle braking is limited by the ESP control unit to a maximum deceleration rate of 0.6g.  This value matches the deceleration level of Front Assist and ensures that the driver can take over handling of the car even in case of automatic braking.

The driver can ‘override’ the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System at any time; for example, if the system recognises that the driver is accelerating, it is disabled. The system is also deactivated if the driver initiates hard braking at an even higher rate of deceleration. Essentially, the system applies the brakes until a vehicle speed of 6 mph is reached, so this residual vehicle speed can be used to steer to a safe location after the braking process.

High-beam assistant ‘Light Assist’.

This system automatically dips the headlights and prevents dazzle for oncoming vehicles, or vehicles travelling ahead. At night time and at speeds of above 37 mph, the system automatically switches the headlights to high-beam providing there is no oncoming traffic.

Lane Change Assist – Side Scan

Available as an option, Side Scan displays a warning signal on the exterior mirror as soon as one of its sensors detects a vehicle in a blind spot during a lane change.

Driver Alert system

This system monitors and registers deviation from normal steering patterns and uses visual and acoustic warnings to recommend that the driver takes a break. Standard across the Transporter range, the system monitors driving behaviour at speeds above 40mph.

Fog lights with integrated cornering lights

Available as an option and standard on Highline models, these help to illuminate curves and bends in the road ahead where the vehicle is turning.

Optical Parking System (OPS)

The optical parking system (OPS) makes manoeuvring easier and safer. The OPS provides a graphic representation of the vehicle from above on the colour display of the infotainment system. By means of yellow and red signals the driver can then easily see whether the Transporter has a sufficient gap from any obstacles in front or behind it. The system gives an audible warning at the same time. 

Parking sensors

This system operates in a slightly simpler way to the Optical Parking System, but is equally effective at avoiding objects when moving at low speeds. Using a series of warning beeps, it helps the driver manoeuvre into a parking space. As the vehicle gets closer to the obstacle the frequency of the beeps increases. If the distance to the obstacle is less than 30 cm, the beep is continuous and an image in the multifunction display highlights using different colours the critical areas of proximity.

Rear-view camera

This uses a wide-angle camera located in the rear number plate surround to display a clear view of the area behind the vehicle on the infotainment screen. Available as an option, the rear-view camera is only available when a tailgate is specified.

All-new infotainment systems

The new Transporter benefits from a substantial upgrade in infotainment systems with a host of new-generation audio and navigation systems available for the first time. Every Transporter in the new range is equipped with touchscreen infotainment as standard with the option to upgrade to larger systems featuring satellite navigation and smartphone integration. The new generation systems come in three levels of specification and two different display sizes: 5 and 6.33- inches.

All new Transporter models are equipped with a Composition Colour radio system as standard. Featuring a 5-inch touchscreen, this feature-packed system includes DAB digital radio and Bluetooth connection for hands-free calling. It is equipped with an AUX-in connection, SD card slot, MP3-compatible CD player and a USB connection.

For owners wanting more features, the Composition Media system offers a larger 6.33-inch display and is coupled with a proximity sensor that is integrated across the area beneath the display. As a hand approaches the screen, functions appear on the screen and are readily available. When functional inputs are not required, the full screen can be seen, increasing ease of visibility. The display also responds to wiping and zooming gestures, as used in smartphones and tablets.

The Composition Media system is also available with Volkswagen’s pioneering AppConnect system that allows owners of Apple and Android devices to integrate their smartphones. The three options are:

Apple CarPlay

This allows owners to manage selected apps from their iPhone while on the move. The apps, which include maps, phone, news, music are presented on the main display and can also be activated and controlled via Apple’s Siri voice command system. In addition to the native Apple apps, CarPlay also supports other apps such as Spotify, Stitcher, and Skype.

Android Auto

As with CarPlay, Android Auto from Google enables owners to operate suitable apps safely from their smartphone using the Android operating system while driving.

Owners can operate everything by voice input, with a wide range of apps (including Google Play Music, Pandora or Spotify) being supported. Android Auto also supports third-party apps such as Joyride, Podcast Player, Stitcher, Umano, and Pocket Cast.

MirrorLink

Another option for Android device owners, MirrorLink allows the owners of compatible Android handsets to use a wide range of native and third-party apps, by mirroring the screen of the mobile device on to the screen of the infotainment system. Apps supported include Shared Audio, Drive & Track, Parkopedia and Glympse.

Alternatively, buyers wishing to add navigation function without a smartphone can specify an optional Discover Media navigation module that adds full European sat nav functionality.

VALUE AND EQUIPMENT

  • High equipment levels standard across the new Transporter range
  • New infotainment systems with touchscreen technology on all models
  • Climatic air conditioning, alloy wheels and heated windscreen on Highline trim
  • Automatic Post-Collision Braking System fitted as standard
  • Startline, Trendline and Highline trim levels
  • Climatic air conditioning and additional heater standard on Caravelle models Vast range of options allow owners to personalise their vehicles

The new Transporter panel van range consists of three familiar trim levels, all of which enjoy significant equipment boosts over the outgoing model.

Startline models are priced from £17,745 (excluding VAT) and introduce a host of new standard features including BlueMotion Technology, DAB+ digital radio, 5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth phone connectivity and USB connection. Standard equipment also includes Volkswagen’s acclaimed Automatic Post Collision Braking system, which automatically applies the brakes after a collision, reducing the risk of a secondary impact.

Trendline models start from £19,755 (excluding VAT) and build on the generous standard specification of the Startline. In addition to new Simora cloth upholstery and a multi-function display, Trendline models benefit from new wheel trims, a full-height steel bulkhead (panel van), body-coloured bumpers and rear parking sensors. A Comfort pack consisting of foldable grab handles on A-pillars, additional storage compartments, dimmable cabin lights and additional noise suppression is also fitted as standard.

Highline models top the new Transporter and are priced from £21,315. Among the many new features introduced to the sixth-generation version are a new leather multifunction steering wheel, heated windscreen, automatic driving light control, daytime running lights and 16-inch Clayton alloy wheels (17” Richmond alloys on T32 and/or 180PS engine). Highline models also come with front fog lights with cornering function and a Thatcham Category 1-approved alarm as standard.

Prices for Kombi models start from £19,840 for the entry-level 2.0 TDI 84PS Startline model, with the Trendline and Highline prices starting from £21,980 and £23,640 respectively.

Prices for the new Transporter shuttle start from £23,440 and for Caravelle from £30,165 (excluding VAT and other OTR charges). Window van models are available from £19,550 (basic price excluding VAT) and Zugkopf versions (which can be used as the basis of numerous conversions) from £17,800 (basic price excluding VAT).

Caravelle SE models are priced from £30,165 (basic price excluding VAT) and introduce a host of new standard features including BlueMotion Technology, DAB+ digital radio, 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth phone connectivity and USB connection. Standard equipment also includes Volkswagen’s acclaimed Automatic Post Collision Braking system.

Caravelle Executive models start from £33,145 (basic excluding VAT) and build on the generous standard specification of the SE. From launch, the Caravelle engine range consists of two 2.0-litre TDI Euro 6 engines with outputs of 150 PS and 204 PS.

The Transporter shuttle S starts from £23,440 (basic excluding VAT) and includes BlueMotion Technology, seating for up to eight people, DAB+ digital radio and Bluetooth as standard. The shuttle S is available with a choice of three 2.0-litre TDI engines with outputs of 84 PS, 102 PS and 150 PS. The Transporter shuttle SE costs from £25,815 (basic excluding VAT) and is available with three 2.0-litre TDI engines with power outputs of 102, 150 or 204 PS.

Transporter panel van and Kombi

STARTLINE               

Audio and communications

> Bluetooth® phone connectivity with trip computer and    multi-function display
> Composition Colour DAB radio system with 5” touch-screen, single MP3 compatible CD drive, SD card slot, AUX-IN socket and four speakers
> USB connection in glove compartment or storage shelf

Cab area

> Austin cloth upholstery
> Digital clock
> Dimmable dashboard illumination
> Door mirrors – electrically heated and adjustable
> Driver’s seat with height, lumbar, reach and rake adjustment
> Dual passenger seat with storage (Panel van)
> Electric front windows
> Gear shift indicator
> Interior light
> Lockable glove compartment
> Manually controlled heating system with dust and pollen filter and air recirculation
> Rev counter
> Rubber floor covering
> Single passenger seat with reach and rake adjustment (kombi)
> Storage net on lower passenger side dash
> 12v sockets x 2

Cargo area

> Half-height load side lining in hardboard
> Interior entry step
> Interior roof trim in painted hardboard (low roof only)
> Load-lashing rings (six for short wheelbase and eight for long wheelbase)
> Rear door interior release lever
> Rubber floor covering (kombi)
> Manual near-side sliding door
> Sliding windows in near-side sliding door and opposite window (kombi)
> Steel flooring (panel van)
> Three-seat bench in first row (kombi)
> Two door activated interior lights (three with optional high roof)

Exterior

> Front and rear towing eyes
> Galvanised steel body
> Black door mirrors and handles
> Black front and rear bumpers
> Heat insulating glass
> Tailgate with heated window and wash-wipe (kombi)
> Unglazed rear wing doors with 180° door opening (panel van)

Safety and security

> Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
> Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
> Brake Assist
> Driver Alert System
> Driver and passenger front airbags    (with passenger deactivation)
> Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
> Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)
> Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP)
> Height-adjustable head restraints
> Height and rake adjustable steering column
> Hill Hold Assist
> Remote central locking with interior locking, two remote folding keys and one rigid key
> Seatbelt warning when not engaged
> Thatcham Category 2 approved immobiliser
> Traction Control System (TCS)
> Tyre pressure monitoring (kombi)

Wheels and tyres

> 16 x 6.5J steel wheels
> Black wheel centre caps
> Full size steel spare wheel
> Tool kit and jack
> Euro 5 tyres – 215/65 R16 low rolling resistance
> Euro 6 tyres – 205/65 R16 low rolling resistance

BlueMotion Technology

> BlueMotion Technology exterior badge
> Low rolling resistance tyres
> Regenerative braking
> Start/Stop

Trendline (additional equipment over Startline)

Audio and communications

> Multi-function display ‘Plus’

Cab area

> Armrests for driver’s seat
> Armrests for front passenger seat (kombi)
> Comfort pack – including foldable grab handles on ‘A’ pillars driver and front passenger seat side storage compartments, twin sun visors with vanity mirrors, two-tone horn, dimmable dashboard illumination and additional noise suppression measures
> Cruise control
> Simora cloth upholstery

Cargo area

> Full-height steel bulkhead (panel van)

Exterior

> Body-coloured bumpers, door mirrors and handles
> Rear parking sensors
> Wheels and tyres
> Stylish full-width wheel trims

Highline (additional equipment over Trendline)

Cab area

> Automatically dimming rear-view mirror with rain sensor
> Automatic driving light control
> Climatic air conditioning
> Coming home and leaving home function
> Heated windscreen
> Leather multi-function steering wheel, gearknob and gaiter

Exterior

> Daytime running lights
> Front fog lights with cornering function

Safety and security

> Thatcham Category 1 approved alarm and immobiliser with tow-away, perimeter and interior cab protection

Wheels and tyres

> 16” Clayton alloy wheels
> 17” Devonport alloy wheels (T32 and/or 180PS engine)

Euro 5 tyres  > 215/65 R16 low rolling resistance
            > 235/55 R17 low rolling resistance (180PS)
            > 215/60 R17 all-weather (T32)

Euro 6 tyres  > 205/65 R16 low rolling resistance
            > 215/65 R17 low rolling resistance (T32)

OVERVIEW

  • New sixth-generation Transporter – Volkswagen’s best-selling van in the UK
  • Broadest range of engines, trims and transmissions ever offered
  • Engine range includes new Euro 6 units with improved efficiency and lower emissions
  • Higher equipment levels across the new range
  • All-wheel-drive 4MOTION available with BlueMotion Technology fitted as standard
  • Five or six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG auto transmissions
  • Panel van, Kombi, Window van, Motorhome, Caravelle, Shuttle and California body styles
  • Short and long-wheelbase models with low, medium or high roof

For more than 60 years, the Volkswagen Transporter has set the benchmark for quality, practicality and running costs in the commercial vehicle market. The sixth-generation model, which went on sale in the UK on 7th September, raises standards once more with a package that delivers improved efficiency, greater comfort and higher equipment levels.

The Transporter is Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ best-selling model in the UK and worldwide. Its predecessor – the T5 – achieved sales of more than one million units during its 15 year production run and with previous generation models factored in, the Transporter has clocked up a production total of more than 11.5 million since 1949.

Biggest ever range

The Transporter is available with a range of body styles, from a simple panel van to a fully-equipped camper van. The panel van is offered with a short or long wheelbase and a low, medium or high roof. The Kombi seats up to six, while the Window van and Shuttle can both accommodate up to nine people. Caravelle models can seat seven and incorporates 360° swivelling and folding seats on the first rear row and a newly designed three-seat bench at the rear. Also available for the first time is a ‘Zugkopf’ variant which can be used as the basis of numerous conversions. The California camper van completes the range, and remains the only factory-built camper on the market.

Four gross vehicle weights are available (2,600, 2,800, 3,000 and 3,200 kg), with payloads of 658-1,331kg, and load volumes of 5.8-9.3 m3. With its low loading height of 1,410mm plus enough room for two Euro pallets in the short-wheelbase Transporter, it comes as no surprise that the long-wheelbase can fit three such pallets with room to spare.

The sixth-generation model is as striking to look at as it is practical. The front end has been redesigned with a sharper, more precise look while lines, beads and edges now run continuously from front to back. The entire body now has the appearance of being all one piece, as if milled from a solid block.

The interior has also been extensively updated with a luxurious new look and full integration of new touchscreen infotainment systems that offer smartphone connectivity. Incorporating a host of significant changes, from new steering wheels to additional and redesigned storage areas, the cab area of the new Transporter raises the sector standards once again.

New, more efficient engine range

The new Transporter panel van engine range consists of four 2.0-litre TDI Euro5 engines with outputs of 84PS, 102PS, 140PS and 180PS (Highline only) and a 2.0-litre TDI Euro 6 unit that develops 102PS. All models benefit from Volkswagen’s acclaimed BlueMotion Technology modifications as standard. These include low rolling resistance tyres, regenerative braking and Start/Stop systems, to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. For example, the 2.0-litre 102PS Euro 6 panel van SWB can return 47.9mpg on the combined cycle (a 10.2 mpg improvement) and emits 153 g/km of CO2 (a reduction of 45g/km).

Shuttle and Caravelle models are available with 2.0-litre Euro 6 units with outputs of 84PS, 102PS, 150PS and 204PS (84PS and 102PS Shuttle only). These will be available in the panel van and Kombi ranges over the course of the next 12 months. These advanced new units feature a range of improvements designed to increase efficiency and drivability.

All 84PS and 102PS engines are fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, with 140PS and 180PS units equipped with either a six-speed transmission as standard or a seven-speed DSG automatic. As before, customers requiring the additional ability of four-wheel drive can opt for a model equipped with Volkswagen’s 4MOTION system.

New safety systems

Occupant safety has always been a cornerstone of the Transporter range and the new version takes protection to a new level. In addition to existing features such as Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP), driver and passenger front airbags and electric seatbelt tensioners, all sixth-generation Transporter models are equipped with Automatic Post-Collision Braking System fitted as standard. Transporter customers also benefit from a range of additional safety systems – all of which are available for the first time. These include Front Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), City Emergency Braking and Light Assist.

Extensive range

Three trims are offered: Startline, Trendline and Highline with higher equipment levels than ever before. All Transporter models now come with Bluetooth, DAB and Composition Colour infotainment as standard, along with a host of practical driver aids including Hill Hold Assist, Driver Alert System and Brake Assist.  In addition, a comprehensive range of options and accessories are available to ensure each Transporter meets the customer’s requirements exactly.

DESIGN AND PRACTICALITY

  • New exterior and completely redesigned interior
  • Range includes panel van, Kombi, Window van, Shuttle, Caravelle and California
  • Load space ranges from 5.9m3 to 9.3m3
  • Payload ratings from 658-1,331kg for panel van
  • Numerous side and rear door options - seats for up to nine occupants
  • Caravelle models feature swivelling front seats and removable rear bench

Just as its five generations of predecessors have done, the new Transporter seamlessly blends form with function. Combining bold new shapes with intricate details, the front end styling of the sixth-generation model is in line with that of the latest Volkswagen passenger cars, and is instantly recognisable with bold, angular headlamps, grille emblem and crisp, horizontal lines. The headlights feature daytime running lights, below which the bumper includes the option of fog lights with integrated cornering-light function (standard on Highline) to illuminate the direction in which the vehicle is turning. The updated radiator grille also comes with a new chrome strip that neatly meets the internal edges of the headlights to create a single flowing line across the front of the vehicle. The rear of the new Transporter continues the crisp, precise feel with new tail light clusters and a re-profiled bumper.

Transporter Panel van

Such is the strength and rigidity of the Transporter’s body that it can be fitted with two sliding doors. A left-hand door is standard, with a right-hand door available as an option. Electrically operated sliding doors are also available.

Every Transporter is available with a choice of either a large tailgate, or versatile rear wing doors – with the option to specify 250 degree opening angle hinges. Both are available glazed or in solid metal for maximum security.

With a low load bed, maximum opening width of 1,473mm and maximum load height of 1,940mm, the Transporter is designed to make work easier. All panel van models provide a spacious load compartment with volumes ranging from 5.8m3 for the short wheelbase low roof, to 9.3m3 for the long wheelbase high roof. Up to three euro pallets can be accommodated in long wheelbase models, while multiple load-lashing rings, sturdy painted load floors and a range of optional bulkheads and storage solutions mean that all requirements can be catered for.

Kombi and Window van

With an identical choice of roof heights, wheelbases and engines to the panel van, the Kombi features a single front passenger seat and adds to the panel van by offering removable rear seating for a further three passengers – all fitted with three-point seatbelts and height-adjustable head restraints. Access to the rear passenger area is through a single near-side glazed sliding door, while at the rear there’s a glazed tailgate with heated window and wash-wipe.

Featuring a robust rubber floor covering throughout the cab and cargo area, as well as four load-lashing rings in the cargo area, the Kombi’s flexible interior can be transformed in seconds from a comfortable five or six-seater, into a spacious delivery van.

The Transporter Window van offers the same seating layout as the Kombi (with two front seats as standard), but offers all-round glazing for a lighter, brighter interior.

Transporter shuttle

Capable of seating up to nine passengers, the new Transporter shuttle features new easy-entry seating that allows passengers to enter with ease. Designed to offer passengers even higher comfort levels than the Window van,  it is equipped with moulded trim and roof headlining, high grade upholstery, heat insulating glass, rear heating systems, multiple air vents and sunblinds on rear side windows. The Transporter shuttle offers load volumes of 5.8m3 for short wheelbase versions and 6.7m3 for long wheelbase models.

Caravelle

While the Transporter shuttle seats up to nine in comfort, the seven-seat Caravelle moves luxury to another level and incorporates 360° swivelling and folding seats on the first rear row and a newly designed three-seat bench at the rear. The Caravelle’s clever floor-mounted rail system enables rear seats and the multi-functional table (which folds, swivels and adjusts for height), to be located securely in numerous configurations. If required, seating can be removed to create a cavernous load area. All Caravelle models feature driver and passenger side sliding doors and offer a floor area of 4.3mfor short wheelbase and 5.0m2 for long wheelbase models.

In terms of exterior design, the Caravelle SE is fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels as standard, along with body-coloured bumpers and mirrors, a high-gloss black grille with three chrome strips and an additional chrome strip along the bottom grille on Executive models.

Interior design

The new Transporter is packed with features that offer comfort, convenience and new levels of assistance for drivers and operators on the move. At the heart of the Transporter’s new look is a completely redesigned dashboard that delivers both in terms of style and functionality. The new layout further refines Volkswagen’s acclaimed ergonomics and adds a host of additional storage areas, including a new cupholder with optional waste bin on the top rail. A USB port is now standard across the Transporter range and is positioned adjacent to the lower storage tray on the passenger side.

Storage areas fitted as standard across the range include compartments in the driver and passenger doors, both capable of accommodating a 1.5-litre bottle and an A4 folder. In addition, there are storage pockets at each end of the dashboard beneath the air vents, an open storage space on top of the dashboard and others near the gearlever, as well as integrated within the overhead roof liner.

The centre console houses the ventilation controls along with the new range of infotainment systems. DAB digital radio and Bluetooth are both fitted as standard across the range, with a line-up of new touchscreen navigation and audio systems available as options.

A new range of three-spoke steering wheels also make its debut in the new Transporter. Customers opting for the Highline model benefit from a leather multi-function version with controls for the infotainment and vehicle information system on the spokes. The seats offer exceptional levels of comfort even on long journeys: the driver’s seat has adjustment for height, reach and rake, plus lumbar support as standard. A dual passenger seat with storage box and folding backrest (fixed backrest with optional bulkheads) is standard on the panel van, while a single passenger seat is standard on the Kombi and Window van – with a dual passenger seat available as an option.

Caravelle models feature a different specification of dashboard to the Transporter with a contrast colour central strip, piano black covers for the upper glovebox and gearshift surround as well as chrome surrounds for the air vents and infotainment panel. A lockable glove compartment and higher grade seat fabrics complete the Caravelle interior package.

THE CALIFORNIA

  • New engine range with fuel efficiency improvements
  • DSG and 4MOTION options – power outputs from 102PS through 150PS to 204PS
  • New driver assistance features, Adaptive Cruise Control and new infotainment system
  • New safety systems; Driver Alert, Brake Assist and Automatic Post-Collision Braking Acclaimed layout and interior packaging retained and improved

Continuing a camper van tradition which spans more than 60 years, the Volkswagen California remains the only vehicle in its class to be designed, engineered and built in-house. Since its launch in 2004, the California has become the benchmark vehicle in the camper van sector with more than 110,000 sold to date.

The new California is available in two trim levels – Beach and Ocean – and with a choice of three 2.0-litre engines ranging in power from 102 through 150 to 204PS. All are EU6 compliant and feature BlueMotion Technology modifications. A 4MOTION four-wheel drive version is also offered in conjunction with the 150PS or range-topping 204PS powerplant.

Entry to the California range starts with the Beach model which offers up to seven seats and sleeping space for four. The bench-seat easily folds to convert to a two-berth bed across the width of the vehicle, while a manual pop-up roof gives access to a further double bed. A fold-out table and chairs are cleverly stored in the sliding door and tailgate, while an optional integrated awning makes for a comfortable and practical camping experience. The Beach is available with a 2.0-litre 102 PS TDI engine with a five-speed manual gearbox, and a 2.0-litre TDI 150 PS with a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG transmission.

The California Ocean replaces the SE model from the previous generation. Customers can choose from two engines with either 150 or 204 PS and six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG gearboxes. 4MOTION four-wheel drive variants mean the ultimate ‘home from home’ can go further and wider afield. The Ocean also adds an electro-hydraulic pop-up roof with LED lighting, plus a kitchenette with a two ring gas cooker, a fridge and sink.

The new generation California adds a host of safety, comfort and convenience features. These include a Driver Alert System, Brake Assist and an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, as well as the option to add innovations such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist and City Emergency Braking for safer and more relaxed cruising. In the cabin the California gains a new ‘premium’ dashboard (optional on Beach) with wide centre console and car-like feel, plus the latest infotainment system, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth and new multi-function display. A new cupholder as well as new fabrics, leathers and plastics enhance the ambience inside.

TECHNOLOGY

  • New driver assistance systems deliver safer, more comfortable drive
  • Automatic Post-Collision Braking System fitted to all models in the new range
  • Front Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and City Emergency Braking offered for the first time
  • Rear view camera, parking sensors and Optical Parking System for stress-free parking
  • New infotainment systems with colour touchscreens on all models
  • Composition Media system featuring the optional AppConnect smartphone integration
  • DAB digital radio and Bluetooth as standard across the range

The sixth-generation Transporter introduces new technologies in all key areas - from safety to in-car entertainment. Designed and engineered to provide drivers and occupants with maximum protection and comfort, the new technologies fitted to the Transporter make it the most advanced panel van Volkswagen has ever made.

Driver assistance systems

The new Transporter is equipped with a number of new, sector-first safety systems – all of which are activated in critical situations as a preventative measure. These are offered alongside a new range of innovative driver assistance systems designed to provide convenience and even greater levels of occupant protection.

Front Assist

Using a radar built into the front end of the new Transporter, Front Assist recognises critical distances to the vehicle in front and helps to ensure safe stopping. In any dangerous situations the system warns the driver visually and audibly, as well as with a slight jolt of the brake. ‘Front Assist’ reacts here in two stages: in the first the assistance system warns the driver with audible and visual signals of any vehicle in front driving slowly or suddenly braking and of the associated risk of collision. In parallel it gets the vehicle ready for emergency braking – by applying the brake pads and alerting the brake assistant. If the driver fails to react to the warning, a one-off short jolt of the brake indicates in the second stage the looming danger of a collision and the brake assistant’s responsiveness is further increased. If the driver then hits the brakes, full braking power is immediately available. If the driver does not brake strongly enough, Front Assist increases the braking pressure to the required level, so that the vehicle comes to a stop before reaching the obstacle.

The system also includes the City Emergency Braking function, which provides assistance at low speeds of under 18mph. If the driver fails to see or react to an obstacle, the system automatically applies the brakes and ensures that the speed of any collision is reduced. Ideally, it completely prevents the vehicle from running into the obstacle.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Using the Front Assist radar sensor, ACC measures the distance to the vehicles in front and their relative speed. The driver sets the desired distance and speed via buttons on the multi-function steering wheel. Within its range, a sensor then constantly monitors the area in front of the vehicle. By pressing on the accelerator or brake, the driver can interrupt the ACC system, cruising speed can be resumed at any time by pressing the button on the steering wheel.

In combination with DSG transmission, the ACC system can also slow the vehicle down, for example in queues or traffic jam situations, to a complete stop. Depending on the situation, ACC starts up again automatically once the road ahead is clear.

Automatic Post-Collision Braking System

The Automatic Post-Collision Braking System automatically brakes the Transporter after it has been involved in an accident in order to reduce the risk or severity of a secondary collision. This innovative system is fitted across the new Transporter range.

Triggering of the system is based on detection of a primary collision by the airbag sensors. Vehicle braking is limited by the ESP control unit to a maximum deceleration rate of 0.6g.  This value matches the deceleration level of Front Assist and ensures that the driver can take over handling of the car even in case of automatic braking.

The driver can ‘override’ the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System at any time; for example, if the system recognises that the driver is accelerating, it is disabled. The system is also deactivated if the driver initiates hard braking at an even higher rate of deceleration. Essentially, the system applies the brakes until a vehicle speed of 6 mph is reached, so this residual vehicle speed can be used to steer to a safe location after the braking process.

High-beam assistant ‘Light Assist’.

This system automatically dips the headlights and prevents dazzle for oncoming vehicles, or vehicles travelling ahead. At night time and at speeds of above 37 mph, the system automatically switches the headlights to high-beam providing there is no oncoming traffic.

Lane Change Assist – Side Scan

Available as an option, Side Scan displays a warning signal on the exterior mirror as soon as one of its sensors detects a vehicle in a blind spot during a lane change.

Driver Alert system

This system monitors and registers deviation from normal steering patterns and uses visual and acoustic warnings to recommend that the driver takes a break. Standard across the Transporter range, the system monitors driving behaviour at speeds above 40mph.

Fog lights with integrated cornering lights

Available as an option and standard on Highline models, these help to illuminate curves and bends in the road ahead where the vehicle is turning.

Optical Parking System (OPS)

The optical parking system (OPS) makes manoeuvring easier and safer. The OPS provides a graphic representation of the vehicle from above on the colour display of the infotainment system. By means of yellow and red signals the driver can then easily see whether the Transporter has a sufficient gap from any obstacles in front or behind it. The system gives an audible warning at the same time. 

Parking sensors

This system operates in a slightly simpler way to the Optical Parking System, but is equally effective at avoiding objects when moving at low speeds. Using a series of warning beeps, it helps the driver manoeuvre into a parking space. As the vehicle gets closer to the obstacle the frequency of the beeps increases. If the distance to the obstacle is less than 30 cm, the beep is continuous and an image in the multifunction display highlights using different colours the critical areas of proximity.

Rear-view camera

This uses a wide-angle camera located in the rear number plate surround to display a clear view of the area behind the vehicle on the infotainment screen. Available as an option, the rear-view camera is only available when a tailgate is specified.

All-new infotainment systems

The new Transporter benefits from a substantial upgrade in infotainment systems with a host of new-generation audio and navigation systems available for the first time. Every Transporter in the new range is equipped with touchscreen infotainment as standard with the option to upgrade to larger systems featuring satellite navigation and smartphone integration. The new generation systems come in three levels of specification and two different display sizes: 5 and 6.33- inches.

All new Transporter models are equipped with a Composition Colour radio system as standard. Featuring a 5-inch touchscreen, this feature-packed system includes DAB digital radio and Bluetooth connection for hands-free calling. It is equipped with an AUX-in connection, SD card slot, MP3-compatible CD player and a USB connection.

For owners wanting more features, the Composition Media system offers a larger 6.33-inch display and is coupled with a proximity sensor that is integrated across the area beneath the display. As a hand approaches the screen, functions appear on the screen and are readily available. When functional inputs are not required, the full screen can be seen, increasing ease of visibility. The display also responds to wiping and zooming gestures, as used in smartphones and tablets.

The Composition Media system is also available with Volkswagen’s pioneering AppConnect system that allows owners of Apple and Android devices to integrate their smartphones. The three options are:

Apple CarPlay

This allows owners to manage selected apps from their iPhone while on the move. The apps, which include maps, phone, news, music are presented on the main display and can also be activated and controlled via Apple’s Siri voice command system. In addition to the native Apple apps, CarPlay also supports other apps such as Spotify, Stitcher, and Skype.

Android Auto

As with CarPlay, Android Auto from Google enables owners to operate suitable apps safely from their smartphone using the Android operating system while driving.

Owners can operate everything by voice input, with a wide range of apps (including Google Play Music, Pandora or Spotify) being supported. Android Auto also supports third-party apps such as Joyride, Podcast Player, Stitcher, Umano, and Pocket Cast.

MirrorLink

Another option for Android device owners, MirrorLink allows the owners of compatible Android handsets to use a wide range of native and third-party apps, by mirroring the screen of the mobile device on to the screen of the infotainment system. Apps supported include Shared Audio, Drive & Track, Parkopedia and Glympse.

Alternatively, buyers wishing to add navigation function without a smartphone can specify an optional Discover Media navigation module that adds full European sat nav functionality.

VALUE AND EQUIPMENT

  • High equipment levels standard across the new Transporter range
  • New infotainment systems with touchscreen technology on all models
  • Climatic air conditioning, alloy wheels and heated windscreen on Highline trim
  • Automatic Post-Collision Braking System fitted as standard
  • Startline, Trendline and Highline trim levels
  • Climatic air conditioning and additional heater standard on Caravelle models Vast range of options allow owners to personalise their vehicles

The new Transporter panel van range consists of three familiar trim levels, all of which enjoy significant equipment boosts over the outgoing model.

Startline models are priced from £17,745 (excluding VAT) and introduce a host of new standard features including BlueMotion Technology, DAB+ digital radio, 5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth phone connectivity and USB connection. Standard equipment also includes Volkswagen’s acclaimed Automatic Post Collision Braking system, which automatically applies the brakes after a collision, reducing the risk of a secondary impact.

Trendline models start from £19,755 (excluding VAT) and build on the generous standard specification of the Startline. In addition to new Simora cloth upholstery and a multi-function display, Trendline models benefit from new wheel trims, a full-height steel bulkhead (panel van), body-coloured bumpers and rear parking sensors. A Comfort pack consisting of foldable grab handles on A-pillars, additional storage compartments, dimmable cabin lights and additional noise suppression is also fitted as standard.

Highline models top the new Transporter and are priced from £21,315. Among the many new features introduced to the sixth-generation version are a new leather multifunction steering wheel, heated windscreen, automatic driving light control, daytime running lights and 16-inch Clayton alloy wheels (17” Richmond alloys on T32 and/or 180PS engine). Highline models also come with front fog lights with cornering function and a Thatcham Category 1-approved alarm as standard.

Prices for Kombi models start from £19,840 for the entry-level 2.0 TDI 84PS Startline model, with the Trendline and Highline prices starting from £21,980 and £23,640 respectively.

Prices for the new Transporter shuttle start from £23,440 and for Caravelle from £30,165 (excluding VAT and other OTR charges). Window van models are available from £19,550 (basic price excluding VAT) and Zugkopf versions (which can be used as the basis of numerous conversions) from £17,800 (basic price excluding VAT).

Caravelle SE models are priced from £30,165 (basic price excluding VAT) and introduce a host of new standard features including BlueMotion Technology, DAB+ digital radio, 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth phone connectivity and USB connection. Standard equipment also includes Volkswagen’s acclaimed Automatic Post Collision Braking system.

Caravelle Executive models start from £33,145 (basic excluding VAT) and build on the generous standard specification of the SE. From launch, the Caravelle engine range consists of two 2.0-litre TDI Euro 6 engines with outputs of 150 PS and 204 PS.

The Transporter shuttle S starts from £23,440 (basic excluding VAT) and includes BlueMotion Technology, seating for up to eight people, DAB+ digital radio and Bluetooth as standard. The shuttle S is available with a choice of three 2.0-litre TDI engines with outputs of 84 PS, 102 PS and 150 PS. The Transporter shuttle SE costs from £25,815 (basic excluding VAT) and is available with three 2.0-litre TDI engines with power outputs of 102, 150 or 204 PS.

Transporter panel van and Kombi

STARTLINE               

Audio and communications

> Bluetooth® phone connectivity with trip computer and    multi-function display
> Composition Colour DAB radio system with 5” touch-screen, single MP3 compatible CD drive, SD card slot, AUX-IN socket and four speakers
> USB connection in glove compartment or storage shelf

Cab area

> Austin cloth upholstery
> Digital clock
> Dimmable dashboard illumination
> Door mirrors – electrically heated and adjustable
> Driver’s seat with height, lumbar, reach and rake adjustment
> Dual passenger seat with storage (Panel van)
> Electric front windows
> Gear shift indicator
> Interior light
> Lockable glove compartment
> Manually controlled heating system with dust and pollen filter and air recirculation
> Rev counter
> Rubber floor covering
> Single passenger seat with reach and rake adjustment (kombi)
> Storage net on lower passenger side dash
> 12v sockets x 2

Cargo area

> Half-height load side lining in hardboard
> Interior entry step
> Interior roof trim in painted hardboard (low roof only)
> Load-lashing rings (six for short wheelbase and eight for long wheelbase)
> Rear door interior release lever
> Rubber floor covering (kombi)
> Manual near-side sliding door
> Sliding windows in near-side sliding door and opposite window (kombi)
> Steel flooring (panel van)
> Three-seat bench in first row (kombi)
> Two door activated interior lights (three with optional high roof)

Exterior

> Front and rear towing eyes
> Galvanised steel body
> Black door mirrors and handles
> Black front and rear bumpers
> Heat insulating glass
> Tailgate with heated window and wash-wipe (kombi)
> Unglazed rear wing doors with 180° door opening (panel van)

Safety and security

> Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
> Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
> Brake Assist
> Driver Alert System
> Driver and passenger front airbags    (with passenger deactivation)
> Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
> Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)
> Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP)
> Height-adjustable head restraints
> Height and rake adjustable steering column
> Hill Hold Assist
> Remote central locking with interior locking, two remote folding keys and one rigid key
> Seatbelt warning when not engaged
> Thatcham Category 2 approved immobiliser
> Traction Control System (TCS)
> Tyre pressure monitoring (kombi)

Wheels and tyres

> 16 x 6.5J steel wheels
> Black wheel centre caps
> Full size steel spare wheel
> Tool kit and jack
> Euro 5 tyres – 215/65 R16 low rolling resistance
> Euro 6 tyres – 205/65 R16 low rolling resistance

BlueMotion Technology

> BlueMotion Technology exterior badge
> Low rolling resistance tyres
> Regenerative braking
> Start/Stop

Trendline (additional equipment over Startline)

Audio and communications

> Multi-function display ‘Plus’

Cab area

> Armrests for driver’s seat
> Armrests for front passenger seat (kombi)
> Comfort pack – including foldable grab handles on ‘A’ pillars driver and front passenger seat side storage compartments, twin sun visors with vanity mirrors, two-tone horn, dimmable dashboard illumination and additional noise suppression measures
> Cruise control
> Simora cloth upholstery

Cargo area

> Full-height steel bulkhead (panel van)

Exterior

> Body-coloured bumpers, door mirrors and handles
> Rear parking sensors
> Wheels and tyres
> Stylish full-width wheel trims

Highline (additional equipment over Trendline)

Cab area

> Automatically dimming rear-view mirror with rain sensor
> Automatic driving light control
> Climatic air conditioning
> Coming home and leaving home function
> Heated windscreen
> Leather multi-function steering wheel, gearknob and gaiter

Exterior

> Daytime running lights
> Front fog lights with cornering function

Safety and security

> Thatcham Category 1 approved alarm and immobiliser with tow-away, perimeter and interior cab protection

Wheels and tyres

> 16” Clayton alloy wheels
> 17” Devonport alloy wheels (T32 and/or 180PS engine)

Euro 5 tyres  > 215/65 R16 low rolling resistance
            > 235/55 R17 low rolling resistance (180PS)
            > 215/60 R17 all-weather (T32)

Euro 6 tyres  > 205/65 R16 low rolling resistance
            > 215/65 R17 low rolling resistance (T32)

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