Volkswagen ABT e-Transporter 6.1 review

Category: Medium Van

Section: Interior

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Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Those familiar with the regular Volkswagen Transporter will immediately notice that there is little difference between it and the electric version.

It has a smart, functional cab – just what you want in a van – with good-sized storage compartments and a rugged interior. But it’s also clever and rammed full of technology, including a 6.5in touchscreen that has a sharp, clear display and is fitted as standard on all electric Transporter vans. With it, you get DAB radio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. What’s more, as a nod to future-proofing the interior, the dash also has a USB C charging point – something that VW is the only van manufacturer to currently adopt.

Other standard equipment includes an armrest and four-way adjustable seat with lumbar, heated seats, air-conditioning and electric heated mirrors. There’s also a fully adjustable leather-trimmed steering wheel with controls for that infotainment system.

Higher spec Advance trim level models get an additional 12v socket in the dashboard, automatic headlights, folding mirrors and front and rear parking sensors.

On the outside, Advance models get bigger 17in alloy wheels rather than the standard 16in steel wheels, along with body coloured bumpers, mirrors and door handles.

The only significant point of difference in the eTransporter are the dials ahead of the driver, with a power meter instead of a rev counter, and an energy gauge which shows you if you are draining or charging the battery.

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