Volkswagen launches Transporter T6.1 Sportline


Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched the new Transporter T6.1 Sportline, with sports styling and technological upgrades.

The Transporter T6.1 Sportline is available in short or long wheelbase versions, and as either a Kombi or panel van. It comes with sporty exterior and interior styling details such as a red contrast grille strip and a new bumper on the front, while at the rear there is a new spoiler. The suspension has also been lowered by 30mm and illuminated side bars added.

In addition, 18” alloys are available in a gloss black and there are a range of new metallic colours for the vehicle; Indium Grey, Fortana Red, Ravenna Blue and Copper Bronze.

Meanwhile, the interior of the new T6.1 Sportline features a luxury Nappa leather and suede trim with honeycomb stitching branded with the Sportline logo.

A Sportline Black Edition will also be available, priced from £45,140, offering an exclusive alloy wheel colour, matt black side bars, Eibach coilover suspension, ‘Black Edition’ decals, 90% rear window tint on Kombi models, and a Sportline gift box.

The new Sportline range also offers the latest comfort and convenience features, building on the range-topping Highline trim. This includes heated front seats and a digital cockpit in addition to DAB radio, climatic air conditioning, front windscreen heating, and a Discover Media Navigation system. This is upgraded to Discover Media Pro Navigation, featuring a 9.2” colour touchscreen, for Black Edition models.

A range of driver assistance technology comes as standard, including a rear-view camera, LED headlights with high beam assist, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control with City Emergency Braking and an anti-theft alarm system with interior monitoring.

The Transporter’s range-topping 2.0-litre TDI 204 PS engine with 7-speed DSG gearbox is standard across all T6.1 Sportline models. It can go from 0-62mph in 8.9 seconds with a top speed of 126mph.

The Sportline is available to order from late March ahead of deliveries from July. Pricing starts at £42,940 for the 2.0 TDI 204 PS short wheelbase panel van, with the long wheelbase panel van priced from £43,795. Short wheelbase variants of the Kombi are priced from £46,450 while long wheelbases begin at £47,305. The Black Edition, available as a short wheelbase panel van or Kombi, is priced from £45,140 and £49,450, respectively.

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Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now writes for The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

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