AFTER two years at the top, the Vauxhall Vivaro has to give up its ‘Best Large Trades Van’ title to the Volkswagen Transporter T6 in T28 Highline 102PS form.
So why is the Volkswagen the top of the Best Large Trades Van pile?
We reckon there are multiple attractions that make this sixth generation Volkswagen Transporter tough to beat.
Best Large Trades Van – The Contenders:
- Vauxhall Vivaro Panel 2700 1.6CDTi BiTurbo 125PS L1H1 Sportive Start/Stop ecoFLEX Euro 6
- Volkswagen Transporter Panel T6 2.0TDI T28 Highline SWB BMT MR 102PS
- Volkswagen Transporter Panel T6 2.0TDI T28 Highline LWB BMT 102PS
- Citroen Dispatch M New 1.6 BlueHDi 95 1000 Enterprise
Last year’s winner was the Vauxhall Vivaro 2700 Panel Van
Firstly there’s the quality and technology.
Then there’s the safety features including Driver Alert and Automatic Post Collision Braking Systems, and finally the efficient 102PS diesel engine.
Our winning Transporter T6 is the T28 2.0-litre TDi (102PS) SWB in classy Highline trim that has an impressive payload of up to 884kg.
The Transporter offers impressive build quality throughout the range, but our range-topping Highline trim winner also boasts exceptional level of standard fittings and equipment that make it a head-turner.
This includes 16-inch alloy wheels, Climatic air-conditioning, cruise control, park distance control and front fog lamps with separate daytime running lights.
Fuel economy is excellent right across the range, but the 2.0-litre TDi 102PS Euro 6 diesel engine of our winner is capable of 47.9mpg on the combined cycle.
VW Transporter T6 T28 Highline SWB MR BMT 102ps
- Gross vehicle weight: 2,800kg
- Payload: 884kg
- Load volume: 6.7 cu m
- Fuel economy (combined): 47.9mpg
- CO2 emissions: 153 g/km
- Price (ex-VAT): £25,535
What the judges said:
“Transporter in its sixth generation, sets the benchmark that others aspire to achieve.
“A comfortable driving position together with excellent operating costs makes this the van to have in this category.”
- The Business Van of the Year Awards 2017 are supported by Vanarama.