Transporter Sportline debuts
The Sportline specification is available with panel van and kombi models in short and long wheelbase.
In all cases, power comes from VW's 180PS twin-turbo 2.0-litre common-rail diesel, equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. The seven-speed DSG automated gearbox is offered as an option for £1,400.
A gloss black grille, colour-coded front bumper incorporating fog lights, polished stainless steel side bars, 18-inch five spoke alloys in silver or satin black, smoked rear lights and rear roof spoiler help to distinguish the Transporter Sportline. Paint colours include Reflex Silver Metallic, or Deep Black pearlescent, with the option of Candy White with gloss black roof.
Inside, standard equipment includes two-tone leather upholstery, semi-automatic air conditioning, a multimedia system including seven-inch colour touch screen with full European satellite navigation and Bluetooth connectivity, rear parking sensors and electric windows.
Prices start from £28,220 (ex-VAT) for the panel van and £30,100 (ex-VAT) for the kombi.