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VOLKSWAGEN ABT eTRANSPORTER LWB

83kW 37.3kWh Advance Van Auto

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Optional Extras

Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeElectric
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency0.00mpg

Driver Convenience

  • Automatic post collision braking system
  • Bluetooth hands free kit
  • Cross wind assist
  • Driver alert system
  • Electromechanical speed sensitive power steering, height and longitudinally adjustable steering column
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Front assist including city emergency braking system
  • Multi-function display Premium with multi-color display
  • SD card slot

Entertainment

  • 2 USB interfaces type C in dashboard
  • 4 speakers
  • Composition colour radio with 6.5" touchscreen
  • Digital radio reception (DAB+)
  • Volkswagen app connect

Exterior Features

  • 4 stages windshield wiper intermittent control for windshield wipers
  • Auto dimming interior rear view mirror
  • Automatic headlight control, leaving home and manual coming home feature
  • Closing rear wing door with unlatching from the inside
  • Electric windows
  • Front fog lamps with cornering light
  • Heat insulating windows in cab
  • Heated laminated windshield
  • High beam control
  • Left convex exterior mirror
  • Power folding electric heated and adjustable door mirrors
  • Radiator grille with 2 chrome trims
  • Rain sensor
  • Rear wing doors without window apertures
  • Right convex exterior mirror
  • Sliding door on the left in load compartment

Interior Features

  • 12V socket
  • 3 spoke leather wrapped multi function steering wheel
  • Comfort headliner in cab, hardboard roof trim in passenger and load compartment
  • Dash panel with open stowage compartments, drink holders and lockable glovebox
  • Dimmable dashboard illumination
  • Dust/pollen filter
  • Front and rear left without window closed side panel in load compartment
  • Glove compartment with illumination
  • Half height side trim panels and roof trim panels made of hardboard
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats
  • Interior plastic loading edge protection
  • Jack and tool kit
  • LED Interior lighting in load space area
  • LED Interior lighting with two reading lights in the roof console
  • Reinforced lashing rings for load restraint system
  • Upper dashboard and floor covering in titanium black, lower dashboard in palladium

Packs

  • Comfort pack - eTransporter
  • Exterior pack - Transporter

Safety

  • Driver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Safelock
  • Single tone horn

Security

  • Anti theft alarm system with interior monitoring in cab, backup horn and towing protection
  • Engine immobiliser
  • Lockable wheel bolts

Technical

  • 17" chassis with 17" brake system
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic stability control, ABS, ASR, electronic differnetial lock, hill start assist
  • Speed limiter 56mph/90kmh
  • Standard anti drum measures
  • Start/stop system with regenerative breaking

Wheels

  • 17" Devonport silver alloy wheels
  • Low rolling resistance tyres - 215/60 R17 C 109/107T

Driver Convenience

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Paintwork

Safety

Security

Technical

Trim

Wheels

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    37.3
  • Battery Charge Type 1 kW
    2.3
  • Battery Charge Type 1 Percentage
    1-100
  • Battery Charge Type 1 Time (Minutes)
    720
  • Battery Charge Type 2 kW
    7.2
  • Battery Charge Type 2 Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Type 2 Time (Minutes)
    330
  • Battery Charge Type 3 kW
    50
  • Battery Charge Type 3 Percentage
    0-80
  • Battery Charge Type 3 Time (Minutes)
    45
  • Battery Charge Type 4 kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Type 4 Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Type 4 Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Leased
    No
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Coupler/Connector Type
    Type 2
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years
    8
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb
    28.3
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb
    2.2
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb
    133
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb
    82

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    Not Available
  • CO2
    0
  • HC
    Not Available
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    Not Available
  • NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    Not Available

Engine and Drive Train

  • Automatic Transmission
    Yes
  • Bore
    Not Available
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Not Available
  • CC
    1
  • Compression Ratio
    Not Available
  • Cooling System
    Not Available
  • Cylinder Layout
    Not Available
  • Cylinders
    Not Available
  • Engine Codes
    Not Available
  • Engine Layout
    Not Available
  • Engine Make
    Not Available
  • Fuel Delivery
    Not Available
  • Fuel Type
    Not Available
  • Gears
    1 SPEED
  • Manual Transmission
    No
  • Number of Valves
    Not Available
  • Stroke
    Not Available
  • Valve gear
    Not Available

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC
    Not Available
  • EC Combined
    Not Available
  • EC Extra Urban
    Not Available
  • EC Urban
    Not Available

General

  • Alternator Amps
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicles safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    0.0
  • Badge Power
    110
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Battery AH
    Not Available
  • Battery Volts
    Not Available
  • Chassis Engine Number
    Not Available
  • Clutch
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Not Available
  • Coin Gross Vehicle Weight Code
    Not Available
  • Coin Power Output Code
    Not Available
  • Coin Series
    Not Available
  • Coin Wheelbase Description Code
    Not Available
  • Coin Wheelbase Name Code
    Not Available
  • Exhaust System
    Not Available
  • Front Brakes
    VENTILATED DISCS
  • Front Suspension
    MCPHERSON STRUTS
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes
    No
  • Hand Brake
    REAR WHEELS
  • Insurance Group 1
    Not Available
  • Insurance Group 2
    Not Available
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Rear Brakes
    VENTILATED DISCS
  • Rear Suspension
    COIL SPRINGS
  • Running Cost League Headings
    Not Available
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Steering
    PAS RACK AND PINION
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes
    No
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • VAT qualifying vehicle - Seek advice from HMRC
    No
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    N1
  • Vin/Frame No.
    Not Available

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    17.4
  • BHP
    110
  • Engine Power KW
    83
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT
    148
  • Engine Torque MKG
    20.4
  • Engine Torque NM
    200

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Automatic Clutch
    Yes
  • Plated 3rd Axle
    Not Available
  • Plated 4th Axle
    Not Available
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Make
    Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front
    215/60 R17
  • Tyre Size Rear
    215/60 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare
    FULL SIZE
  • Wheel Style
    DEVONPORT
  • Wheel Type
    17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Front Overhang
    908
  • Height
    1976
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    5304
  • Load Length
    2975
  • Rear Overhang
    993
  • Wheelbase
    3400

Weight and Capacities

  • Boot Capacity Saloons
    Not Available
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    Not Available
  • Gross Train Weight
    3770
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    3200
  • Load Space Volume
    6.7
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Removed
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Up
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Down
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Removed
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Up
    Not Available
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    2233
  • No. of Seats
    3
  • Payload
    967
  • Plated 2nd Axle
    1720
  • Plated Front Axle
    1710

The Volkswagen Transporter has sharpened up its act in updated 6.1 model form. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

The Transporter story dates right back to Germany's bleak post-war era and 1949 when a Dutch vehicle importer called Ben Pon spotted workers at Volkswagen's Wolfsburg factory using a stripped-down Beetle to move parts around. Inspired, he sketched out a platform for a versatile commercial vehicle that would go on to set a template for the kind of spacious modern van we're familiar with today. That T1 Transporter sold for 17 years before a more spacious T2 model was introduced in 1967, followed by a more angular T3 version in 1979. More familiar on modern roads is the T4 design of 1990 and its replacement T5 successor of 2003. A T6 model was launched in 2015, updated to create this '6.1'-series model in late-2019. All of which should explain why the Volkswagen Transporter is pretty well established in the LCV sector, the van segment's fourth best seller overall and the second best seller in the medium sized sector, behind the Ford Transit Custom. Lots of rivals are snapping at its heels, hence the importance of this '6.1' package of updates.

Driving Experience

As usual with a Transporter, all the engines on offer are 2.0-litre four-cylinder TDI diesels, mated to either 5 or 6-speed manual gearboxes or (further up the range) DSG auto transmission. Things kick off with a base 90PS unit (upgraded from the previous 84PS output) and a 110PS powerplant (previously 102PS), these two options making up the bulk of the sales. The mid-range 150PS unit, like those two base variants, gets the latest Euro6d-Temp efficiency modifications and if that's not powerful enough, there's also a top twin turbo 199PS unit. With the two highest outputs, there's the option of 7-speed DSG auto transmission and 4MOTION 4WD, the latter in place of the standard front-wheel-drive set-up. There's also now an all-electric version, the ABT eTransporter 6.1 which has a 110PS power output, a 0-62mph time of 17.4s and a driving range of 82 miles. Perhaps the key change in the standard range is the switch to electromechanical steering (like the rack used in the brand's larger Crafter LCV), which makes possible new safety systems like Crosswind assist and Lane-keeping Assist. Passenger Multivan versions gain a redesigned front suspension system as part of the '6.1' update package. Road noise is still a little intrusive at higher speeds. But we continue to like this Transporter model's smooth ride, which avoids the kind of over-soft bounciness that afflicts many similar vans, especially over typically broken urban surfaces.

Design and Build

This improved Transporter 6.1 model looks a sharper proposition, but not by much. There's a new front grille and bumper - actually, everything below the bonnet line has been restyled, plus the headlamps are narrower and now more seamlessly merge with the grille crossbar. And at the wheel? Well you'll look in vain for soft-touch surfaces, but then you wouldn't expect that kind of thing on a van. Despite this, the Transporter continues to offer the smartest-feeling interior in the segment, courtesy of a completely redesigned cabin that aims to deliver in terms of both style and functionality. The '6.1' model update changes are subtle. There's a choice of two centre-dash infotainment screens, measuring either 6.5 or 8.0 inches, and there's 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring. As options, you can now specify a wireless 'phone charger and a fully digital instrument cluster. Cabin storage is a little better than before, with a reshaped area on top of the dash, plus the door trims have been reshaped to allow for greater stowage space. On top of the dash, there are cupholders to the far left and the far right, though they're rather shallower than we would like. In between lie a whole variety of different storage areas, though it's a little annoying that few of them are deep enough to stop small items flying out during really spirited motoring.

Market and Model

Excluding VAT, Transporter pricing started from just under £23,000 and for panel vans stretches up to around £38,000, with all variants based around some sort of 2.0 TDI engine. The core range is based around 'Startline' and 'Highline' trim levels, with a choice of short or long wheelbase body shapes. With 'Startline' trim, there's a base short wheelbase 'T26' variant with the 90PS powerplant, but otherwise, at each trim level you get the two body lengths spread between 'T28', 'T30' and 'T32' models, with the core 90, 110 and 150PS engine options. The 'T30' and 'T32' variants with 'Highline' trim can also be ordered with the twin turbo 199PS diesel unit. As usual there's also a Kombi crew van body style with a second row of seats and much the same range of variants on offer. Many Transporter buyers will want to find just over £1,000 (ex Vat) more for the extra cost 'Business Pack', which gives you Climatic air conditioning, rear parking sensors and an anti-theft alarm with interior monitoring. As for standard equipment, well even base 'Startline'-spec gets you a 6.5-inch centre-dash infotainment touchscreen with Volkswagen's 'AppConnect' system. This infotainment package includes two USB ports, smartphone pairing and integration capability for the company's 'We Connect' and 'We Connect Plus' connectivity features, plus the emergency eCall function. Some will want to upgrade to the brand's 'Discover Media' 8-inch screen with navigation. As for safety kit, well Crosswind assist is standard, Active Lane Assist is optional and 'Highline' spec includes Adaptive cruise control.

Practicalities and Costs

The key practicality change with this '6.1' model is the addition of a load-through bulkhead hatch, allowing you to push longer items like ladders through into the cabin. This allows operators to take items of up to 400mm greater length without having to put them on the roof or have them poking out the rear doors. Cargo bay length is 2572mm in a short wheelbase variant (a little longer than a Transit Custom) or 2975mm in a long wheelbase model (a little shorter than that Ford can offer). Interior roof heights measure in at 1410mm for the standard roof shape, 1626mm of height for the medium roof models and 1940mm of height for the high roof versions. Load volumes range from 5.8m3 to 9.3m3. The maximum useable width across the load area is 1175mm, while the width between the rear wheel arches is 1244mm. The payload capacity ranges from 685kg to a maximum of 1217kg. Running costs are of course very competitive. A typical 2.0 TDI 150PS T32 DSG model returns 34.4mpg (combined WLTP) and 158g/km of CO2 (NEDC). The ABT eTransporter 6.1 full-electric version can be charged via a 7.2kW wallbox in five and a half hours. Across the range, there's the usual three year/100,000 mile warranty.

Summary

As every business knows, the cheapest option isn't always the most cost-effective one. In the medium-sized Mercedes Vito and Vivaro-class van sector, this Transporter is a perfect example of that. There are certainly cheaper alternatives, but few of them can match this Volkswagen's build quality or its residual values. The changes made to this updated 6.1 model are useful - primarily the helpful load-through hatch and the upgraded safety tech. But as usual with a Tansporter, what you'll most remember after spending time with one is its quality feel. Overall, it says a lot that often on the move, you forget you're in a van at all. But then, this is a Transporter, part of the most enduring model line the commercial vehicle industry has ever seen and a vehicle with a greater history of development than any other in its segment. More efficient engines and extra technology have built upon that legacy, cementing this VW model's proposition in its sector and underlining this product's importance for potential business customers. It all means that, like the vehicle itself, this Volkswagen's market proposition remains as solid as ever.

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