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Volkswagen Transporter T6.1 review

Passenger & boot space

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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

The Transporter T6 kept the same loadspace dimensions as the previous T5 generation van, and unsurprisingly the T6.1 doesn’t make any changes to the size either.

All your racking and other modular systems will therefore easily transfer over into the new van, which has a 1410mm height for the standard vans, 1626mm height for medium vans and a 1940mm height for the high roof versions.

Maximum interior length ranges from 2572mm for the short models to 2975mm for the long-wheelbase vans, the shorter of which is 50mm longer than the equivalent Ford Transit Custom, while the longer variant is 50mm shorter than a long-wheelbase Transit Custom.

One new addition is the load-through bulkhead hatch. It’s a feature the Transporter range has, until now, lacked compared with its rivals. Now the T6.1 is capable of moving an additional 400mm, with extra-long loads slotting straight under the van’s passenger seat.

Load volumes still range from 5.8m3 to 9.3m3. Maximum useable width across the loadspace is 1175mm while the width between the rear wheel arches is 1244mm. Payload ranges from 685kg to a maximum of 1217kg. 

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