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Volkswagen Transporter

T28 SWB 110 Highline Van

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Sensors
  • Cruise Control
  • Vehicle Length: 4904mm
  • Load Height: 1410mm
  • Load Length: 1600mm
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Payload: 886kg

Vehicle Description

Ten Second Review

Volkswagen's Transporter T6 panel van continues to be a quality and cost-effective offering in the medium range LCV sector thanks to a wide range of common-rail diesel engines and a tangible boost to its safety specification. The interior remains one of the most polished in the panel van class and the wide range of body options should keep most operators happy.

Background

This is the sixth generation T6 version of Volkswagen's Transporter, a medium-sized panel van that sits in the Wolfsburg maker's van range above the compact Caddy but below the substantial Crafter. Throughout all its incarnations, this vehicle has managed to remain simple, effective and well suited to the needs of its operators. There's quite a bit of competition around for the Transporter from models including the Citroen Dispatch, the Vauxhall Vivaro, the Ford Transit Custom, the Mercedes Vito and the Renault Trafic but Volkswagen will be hoping that a vast model range, some clever engine technology and a detailed specification will carry the latest version to glory.

Driving Experience

The Transporter engine range consists of four 2.0-litre TDI Euro6 engines with outputs of 84PS, 102PS, 150PS and 204PS. All 84PS and 102PS engines are fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, with 150PS and 204PS units equipped with either a six-speed transmission as standard or a seven-speed DSG automatic. So far so good, but what's it actually like to drive? Well 'quietly efficient' probably sums it up. The 'quiet' bit's significant: Volkswagen reckons that drivers used to rival vans will find this one to be much quieter, which'll make a lot of difference after a hard day at the wheel. And efficient? Well, let me put forward the braking system as an example. It features ABS of course, with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Electronic Braking Control to maximise its effectiveness and as soon as you use it in anger, the brake lights flash rapidly to alert following vehicles. Once you've screeched to a stop, the hazard warning lights come on automatically. Neat. The Transporter's traditionally precise handling remains, with plenty of feedback through the redesigned steering, a slick gearchange and a Germanically firm but by no means unpleasant ride. It's manoeuvrable too, for such a big vehicle.

Design and Build

The current Transporter looks a sharper proposition than its T5 predecessor - but not by much. In keeping with tradition, this T6 model offers a range of body options and gross vehicle weights to suit the needs of all operators and drivers. In addition to three roof height options; standard (1,410 mm), medium (1,635mm) and high (1,940mm), this Volkswagen is available with four gross vehicle weights (ranging from 2,600kg to 3,200kg) along with short and long wheelbase options. At the wheel, there are the expected driver and passenger airbags, plus a height and reach-adjustable steering wheel. Sliding across the three-seater cabin is slightly impeded by the way that the gear lever is mounted on a moulding that curves out from the dashboard, but the location does make it easy to use. A design touch we weren't sure about was the way the more aerodynamic outside mirrors house the radio, 'phone and GPS antennae: bashing them, as van drivers tend to do, would be expensive. Still, there are plenty of more thoughtful design features dotted around the cab. Each door, for example, incorporates both upper and lower storage bins, the lower one able to accommodate both a 1.5-litre bottle and an A4 clipboard. On the passenger side, there's a storage box under the seat and, on the side of the facia, a net to hold documents. Pull out the ashtray and you'll find cupholders for your McDonalds breakfast on both sides and there's a shelf for your sunglasses above the windscreen.

Market and Model

As usual, there's a choice of Panel Van or 'Kombi' Crew van variants. Entry-level 'Startline' Panel Van models are priced from around £19,000 (panel van, excluding VAT) and include a host of standard features including BlueMotion Technology, a DAB+ digital radio, a 5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a 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 get smarter 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 Transporter range. Here, buyers get a leather multifunction steering wheel, a heated windscreen, an automatic driving light control, daytime running lights and 16-inch Clayton alloy wheels. 'Highline' models also come with front fog lights with cornering function and a Thatcham Category 1-approved alarm as standard.

Practicalities and Costs

Practicality first. Let's start with the basics. Vehicle length varies between 4,892mm and 5292mm depending on your choice between short or long wheelbase bodystyles. As for load volume, well, that's anything between 5.8 and 9.3m3, depending on your choice between low, medium and high roof heights. And payloads? Depending on the version you choose, they vary from 749kg to a heavy duty 1,333kg. Access to all that space is via a sliding nearside door with 1020 by 1284mm dimensions that conceals a useful step. Or the usual twin rear doors that open out to either 90 or 180-degrees creating an aperture 1486mm wide and 1305mm high. There's a reasonable rear loading height of 566mm to lump stuff over into a well illuminated cargo area that offers 1244mm between the wheelboxes and 1410m of height. Then there are six floor-mounted tie-down points to keep your load from moving about, with side lashing rings being optional. On to running costs. All models benefit from Volkswagen's efficient BlueMotion Technology modifications as standard. These include low rolling resistance tyres, plus regenerative braking and Start/Stop systems, there to reduce fuel consumption meaning this Transporter is cleaner and more efficient than the outgoing model. For example, the 2.0-litre 102PS Euro6 panel van SWB can return 47.9mpg on the combined cycle and emits 153g/km of CO2. One thankful of fuel will therefore be good enough for around 850 miles, enough to get you from Portsmouth to Prague!

Summary

Volkswagen has piled some desirable technology features into its current Transporter panel van. The advanced safety systems should be well received but it's the common-rail diesel engines that will really get customers going. On performance, refinement and economy, these units are difficult to top. Better still, the rest of the Transporter looks as solid as ever.

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Vehicle Specification

Interior Features

  • 1 Waste Bin In Door Storage Compartment Of The Cab
  • 2 12V Outlets In Dashboard
  • 3 Spoke Leather Wrapped Multi Function Steering Wheel
  • Auto Dimming Breakaway Interior Rear View Mirror
  • Comfort Headliner In Cab, Hardboard Roof Trim In Passenger And Load Compartment
  • Dust/Pollen Filter
  • Folding Grab Handles And Storage Compartments On Cab Seats, Reading Light
  • Front And Rear Left Without Window Closed Side Panel In Load Compartment
  • Front Seats On The Right In 1St Row Of Seat
  • Glove Compartment With Illumination
  • Grab Handles On A Pillar For Access On Driver And Front Passenger Side
  • High Partition
  • Interior Plastic Loading Edge Protection
  • Led Interior Lighting In Load And Passenger Compartment
  • Medium Height Side Trim Panel Made Of Hardboard In Load Compartment
  • Refrigerant R134a
  • Reinforced Lashing Rings For Load Restraint System
  • Special Interior Noise Suppression Measures
  • Standard Lower Part Dashboard In Palladium
  • Sun Visor With Mirror, Airbag Label On Front Passenger Sun Visor
  • Armrests for both cab seats
  • Bricks woven fabric upholstery
  • Dual passenger seat in cab
  • Electronically controlled air conditioning system
  • Heavy duty tool kit and jack
  • Height adjustment for right single seat cab
  • Manual adjustable lumbar support for right single seat in 1st row seats
  • Rubber floor covering in cab

Driver Convenience

  • Adaptive Cruise Control Including Speed Limiter
  • Cross Wind Assist
  • Dimmable Illuminated Instruments
  • Driver Alert With Multi-Function Display Plus
  • Ecall Emergency System
  • Electromechanical Speed Sensitive Power Steering, Height And Longitudinally Adjustable Steering Column
  • Forward Collision Warning Front Assist With Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Mobile Phone Interface
  • Multi Function Display Plus With Black And White Display
  • Front and rear parking sensors

Exterior Features

  • Body Coloured Bumpers
  • Body Coloured Exterior Mirror Housings And Door Handles
  • Closing Rear Wing Door With Unlatching From The Inside
  • Front Fog Lamps With Cornering Light
  • Green Tinted Heat Insulating Glass In Cab And Passenger Compartment
  • Heated Front Windscreen
  • Left Convex Exterior Mirror
  • Power Adjustable And Heated, Power Folding, Folding Possible Via Vehicle Key Exterior Mirrors
  • Radiator Grille With 2 Chrome Trims
  • Rear Wing Doors Without Window Apertures
  • Right Convex Exterior Mirror
  • Separate Daytime Running Lights With Automatic Headlight Control, Leaving Home And Manual Coming Home Feature
  • Sliding Door On The Left In Load/Passenger Compartment
  • Transporter Nameplate On The Rear Fender
  • Windshield Wiper Intermittent Control With Rain Sensor For Windshield Wipers
  • H7 twin halogen headlamps
  • Solid paint

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Front Overhang 908
  • Height 1978
  • Length 4904
  • Load Height 1410
  • Load Length 1600
  • Rear Overhang 993
  • Wheelbase 3000

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 70
  • Gross Train Weight 4900
  • Gross Vehicle Weight 2800
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked 2200
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
  • Minimum Kerbweight 1914
  • No. Of Seats 3
  • Payload 886
  • Plated 2Nd Axle 1550
  • Plated Front Axle 1550

Performance

  • 0 To 62 Mph (Secs) 9.5
  • Bhp 110
  • Engine Power Kw 81
  • Top Speed 102

General

  • Did At Least One Aspect Of This Vehicles Safety Give Cause For Concern? No
  • Badge Engine Cc 2.0
  • Badge Power 110
  • Exhaust System Catalytic Converter
  • Front Brakes Ventilated Discs
  • Front Suspension Mcpherson Struts
  • Ghost Model For Valuation Purposes No
  • Hand Brake Rear Wheels
  • Rear Brakes Ventilated Discs
  • Rear Suspension Coil Springs
  • Special Edition No
  • Special Order No
  • Steering Pas Rack And Pinion
  • This Vehicle Is Classed As A Car For Ved Purposes No
  • Vat Qualifying Vehicle - Seek Advice From Hmrc No
  • Vehicle Homologation Class N1

Vehicle specification information is supplied by a third party. We endeavour to ensure all information is correct but cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.

Customer Questions

Listed below are the customer questions for the Volkswagen Transporter T28 Swb Diesel 2.0 TDI 110 Highline Van. Do you have a question that hasn't been answered yet? If you don't want to give us a call, click here to ask your question and we'll respond in four working hours.

How long will it take to get the vehicle?

We have the Volkswagen Transporter in stock, so it can be delivered within 2-3 weeks.

How many miles per gallon can I get from this van?

The manufacturer states that, depending on the model, the Volkswagen Transporter returns between 32.1 and 44.8 mpg.

Do I get breakdown cover?

Yes - 12 months of breakdown recovery is available for all Volkswagen models.

What are the service intervals for this van?

The service intervals for the Volkswagen Transporter are two years or 25,000 miles.

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Chris Davis said on January 31 2020

I dont know ! I havnt driven it ! its my plumbers van

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