The Expert had a complete overhaul in 2016, with a new platform, improved looks and a range of safety equipment.
It can cope with heavy commercial loads, with heavy-duty suspension and revised power steering designed to handle bigger loads. The rear suspension set-up has been designed to reduce intrusion into the load bay.
As for the VW, despite just 102PS from the 2.0-litre TDI motor, its 250Nm of torque makes light work of shifting away from the traffic lights up to legal urban speeds aided and abetted by a comparatively sylph-like gross weight of just 2,800kgs.
Compact it may be, but most business users will be satisfied with a 5,800-litre load volume even in this low roof version which adds the urban advantage of being able to enter most multi-storey car parks.
There’s a good list of standard kit on this van which boasts driver’s retractable armrests, aforementioned infotainment, connectivity, parking sensors and cruise control, multi-adjustable driver’s seat, body-coloured bumpers, heat insulating glass, rear parking sensors, ABS, post collision braking, electronic differential lock and traction control.