6 reasons to buy the Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 Sportline
With style that stands out, performance that thrills, and a spacious load bay that’s up to every task, here’s why Volkswagen’s trend-setting van should be on your shortlist...
Your van is your calling card – a mobile billboard that advertises your business as you drive from job to job, work on-site, or grab a coffee during lunch. So, if you want a van that really stands out and leaves a lasting impression, meet the Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 Sportline.
Based on the What Car? Award-winning Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 – which also got a four-star What Car? review – the Sportline features a striking bespoke sporty bodykit with several upgrades over the standard model. Its powerful yet efficient 2.0-litre BiTDI diesel engine boasts 204PS and 450Nm – delivering punchy acceleration and all the grunt you need for big loads – while Eibach 30mm lowering springs give an aggressive stance and provide more engaging handling.
Plus, with a spacious and versatile load bay, the choice of a panel van or Kombi passenger configuration – with up to six seats – and a wealth of advanced Volkswagen driving aids and in-cab infotainment features, the Transporter 6.1 Sportline is as versatile and hard-working as it is brilliant to look at. So, here are the six big reasons to consider the Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 Sportline.
Learn more about the Transporter 6.1 Sportline at volkswagen-vans.co.uk
1) Make a lasting impression
Like wearing an immaculate suit to a conference, having a striking and recognisable van is one of the best ways to help your firm stand out with customers.
The Transporter 6.1 Sportline’s eye-catching design is perfect for anyone who wants to add an extra dose of character to their business – especially companies focused on performance and style, such as automotive firms, personal trainers or outdoor activity specialists.
The Sportline’s bespoke bodykit – with its redesigned aggressive front bumper, striking rear spoiler, glistening 18inch alloy wheels, illuminated sidebars and wealth of sharp lines and creases – gives a true hot hatch look and feel and makes your business stand apart from the pack more than ever before.
Want to shine that bit brighter? The limited-edition Sportline Black Edition features a selection of stunning matt black details, to add yet more stunning standout style.
2) Have some fun on the road. (It’s not all work, work, work)
It’s not all about the looks. As the cornerstone of your business, you spend a lot of time in your van, and the Transporter 6.1 Sportline’s performance-focused upgrades help turn your daily journeys into exciting excursions.
Eibach 30mm lowering springs give the Sportline a sporty, aggressive stance and keep body-roll in check, giving you confidence on the road and a fun driving experience. The Sportline Black Edition receives sportier Eibach coilover springs for even sharper handling.
The Transporter 6.1 Sportline has the power to back up the handling, too. The powerful yet efficient Euro 6D-compliant 2.0-litre BiTDI diesel engine is mated to a slick 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox to produce 204PS and 450Nm of torque. It propels the Sportline from 0-62 in just 8.9 seconds – faster than many average hatchbacks – while giving you the pulling power to transport a full load of gear or co-workers or customers with confidence.
Equally, your van isn’t just for work. It’s for play, too. The Transporter 6.1 Sportline – especially in passenger-friendly Kombi guise – gives you a capable and hard-working van during the week, and a fun-to-drive leisure vehicle at the weekends, with plenty of room for you, your mates and some mountain bikes, climbing gear or surfboards.
3) Your van, your style, customised your way
The entire Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle range is endlessly customisable, and the same goes for the Transporter 6.1 Sportline.
Available in seven different colours - from metallic Copper Bronze to solid Candy White – the Sportline is available exactly how you, and your business, needs it.
The Sportline can also be fitted with a wealth of Volkswagen-approved accessories – from heavy-duty floor mats, bike racks and Rhino safety gear – that can be professionally fitted by experts at your local Volkswagen Van Centre.
4) Ready for any task, and more than up to the job
For all its style and performance, the Transporter 6.1 Sportline is still a hard-working van at heart. For over 70 years the Volkswagen Transporter has been loved by businesses and drivers for its space, reliability and versatility – and the new Sportline is no different.
The Transporter 6.1 Sportline is available in both long- and short-wheelbase, and as both a panel van and five-seater – with the option of six seats – Kombi passenger vehicle. Panel vans sport wide-opening sliding doors that are 1017mm across, as well as a large tailgate that’s 1473mm across – making loading and unloading a breeze. The maximum payload is 1178kg on the short-wheelbase, while a load volume of 6.7m3 and load length of 2957mm on the long-wheelbase version is big enough for three Euro pallets.
The Transporter 6.1’s usual array of helpful heavy-duty lashing eyes and a clever load compartment locking system also help to keep your cargo safe and secure.
Kombi models feature versatile seating for up to six passengers, with enough room left over for two Euro pallets – in long-wheelbase guise – in the back and an electric tailgate for easy hands-free access. Black Edition variants come with 90% tinted rear glass – perfect for shuttling VIPs, transporting colleagues or taking the family on a day out.
5) Smart tech that connects you to work and friends
Inside, the Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 Sportline is just as impressive as on the outside. Complimenting beauty with brains, the cab of the Sportline is based on the top-of-the-range Highline Transporter 6.1 and features a wealth of technology and comfort features, all coming as standard.
Nappa leather and suede heated front seats with four-way lumbar support and armrest help make hours at the wheel as comfortable as possible, while an upgraded dashboard with gloss black inserts add style to your mobile office.
The Discover Media Navigation system with its crystal-clear 9.4-inch infotainment touchscreen makes planning your route easy, while Voice Control and Gesture Control let you change radio station, make calls and check texts without taking your eyes off the road. Up ahead, the Digital Cockpit features a crisp 10.25inch digital display which provides the driver with vital information while on the move.
Bluetooth, smartphone mirroring, Adaptive Cruise Control and Speed Limiter all come as standard, while eSim technology with a We Connect license and data subscription allows for constant internet connectivity and will automatically call the emergency services in the event of an accident.
Finally, We Connect lets you remotely interact with your Transporter 6.1 Sportline via a smartphone – letting you check your vehicle’s status and parked position, as well as fuel mileage and economy data that helps you drive more efficiently.
6) It helps keep you (and your cargo) safe on the road
The Transporter 6.1 Sportline is crammed with all the safety systems available in the standard Transporter 6.1 – helping to keep you, your cargo, and your passengers safe.
Front Assist and City Emergency braking lend a watchful pair of eyes around town, applying the brakes if a car, cyclist or pedestrian emerges directly in front of you, while Lane Assist helps keep you on the straight and narrow while on motorways and dual carriageways.
Another useful feature comes in the form of optional Rear Traffic Alert (part of the Active Lane Assist pack). This warns you of coming traffic when reversing out of spaces, while Adaptive Cruise Control helps take the stress out of motorway journeys, and Crosswind Assist automatically applies the brakes when strong winds are detected that could destabilise the van.
Learn more about the Transporter 6.1 Sportline at volkswagen-vans.co.uk