There are many vans in this segment but none, the Transit apart, can claim cult status among private owners thanks to successive generations of the camper conversions.
Volkswagen’s Transporter Kombi is best-described as part-van and part-people carrier. It’s based on the company’s commercial vehicle, retaining sliding side doors and large rear opening, but has the interior fittings of a car. For the business user, however, this is a very practical and spacious load-carrier, available in multiple sizes as a van, and comes in a variety of alternate body styles including the Transporter Kombi double cab, the Caravelle MPV and Shuttle minibus models.
The VW Startline is the entry-level trim, and standard equipment for the model includes electric mirrors and windows, multi-adjustable driver’s seat, dual passenger seat, a 5-inch touchscreen DAB radio with Bluetooth, and a comprehensive list of safety tech including Brake Assist, Post Collision Braking.
VW continues to offer Transporter in two wheelbases, with three roof heights and two seating combinations, delivering load volumes of 5.8 to 9.3m3 and payloads of up to 1,217kg.