Bespoke Transporter celebrates six decades


Volkswagen has unveiled a limited edition version of its Transporter van to celebrate 60 years of the model in the UK.

The Transporter was first sold officially in the UK in 1954 and has formed the backbone of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles range ever since, with more than 300,000 sold to date.

Powered by the range-topping 177bhp 2.0-litre BiTDi diesel engine, the Sportline 60 model replaces the current Sportline and is on offer in short and long wheelbase forms as either a Kombi or panel van.

Bespoke touches include 18-inch five-spoke Anthracite alloy wheels, black steel side bars, gloss black door mirror covers and special decals.

Equipment levels are extended to include an upgraded Kenwood sat-nav infotainment system which features smartphone mirroring functionality, DAB and Bluetooth connectivity. Front and rear parking sensors with camera also come as standard along with new quilted and embossed leather upholstery featuring a Sportline 60 edition logo.

A front seat armrest; electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, electric windows, ABS, climate air conditioning, remote central locking and stereo with CD player are also standard.

Styling touches include a colour-coded front bumper and lower spoiler with a chrome grille. At the rear a roof spoiler, a colour-coded bumper and unique Sportline 60 badging are included.

The Sportline 60 is available in metallic Reflex Silver or Deep Black as standard. Candy White with a Deep Black roof is available as an option.

Prices start from £29,940 (excluding VAT) for the manual transmission (short wheelbase) variant and rise to £34,170 for the DSG transmission version in long wheelbase form.

Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Van Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars and vans for more than 20 years, and attends many new model launches each year.

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