VW Transporter now comes in Sportline trim


Steve Rogers

Volkswagen has revealed a new high-specification version of its Transporter van called the Sportline.

Priced at £36,295 plus VAT, the new trim level sits above the Highline in the Transporter range and is designed to make the passenger-carrying van sportier and more comfortable for everyday use.

At launch, the new trim will be available solely on the T32 Kombi model, although further variants, including a panel van, will be offered later this year in time for 2017 deliveries.

From the outside, the newcomer is set apart by 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels, lowered suspension and sportier bumper.

Inside, there’s embossed leather upholstery, along with air conditioning, a heated windscreen and the Discover Media touchscreen satellite navigation system.

Other technologies on board include parking sensors front and rear, LED lights and App Connect, which is a smartphone connectivity system that VW says allows ‘seamless’ integration.

Under the bonnet is a 2.0-litre diesel engine producing 178bhp and a seven-speed automatic gearbox, a combination that emits 195g of CO2 per kilometre. A more powerful 201bhp diesel engine will join the range at a later date, as well as a six-speed manual transmission. 

VW Van Centres are already taking orders for the Sportline Kombi, with first deliveries expected in September.

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