Transporter Shuttle

Transporter Shuttle

The people carrier par excellence, with seating for up to nine


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Shuttle S
From £33,953 OTR Incl. VAT

Shuttle S

  • Composition Colour DAB+ radio system with 5” touchscreen
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity
  • Single MP3 compatible CD drive and SD Card slot
  • Electric front windows
  • Driver and front passenger seat with armrests, height, lumbar, reach and rake adjustment
  • ABS and Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
  • Driver Alert system
  • Front Assist with City Emergency Braking
  • Thatcham Cat.1 approved alarm
Shuttle SE
From £36,071 OTR Incl. VAT

Shuttle SE

  • Climatic Air Conditioning
  • Upgraded Pandu upholstery
  • Deluxe headlining with ventilation strips and adjustable reading lights
  • Body-coloured bumpers, door mirrors and handles
  • Chrome detailing on the upper grille

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Introduction

There are times when even a 5+2 seat MPV isn’t quite enough, and that’s when you need a Volkswagen Transporter Shuttle. Based on the same platform as the Transporter van, it offers a choice of engines, seating configurations and wheelbases for clubs, big families and businesses such as hotels or chauffeur driver firms.

Design and Capacity

The Transporter’s clean, modern lines translate well to the task of transporting people rather than goods and the Shuttle doesn’t look out of place turning up outside a five-star hotel. Volkswagen offers both a window van and the Shuttle option, with 4, 5, 6 and 9-seater packages. The standard wheelbase offers a floor area of 4.3m3 while the long wheelbase has more room for luggage with a floor area of 5.0 m3. For maximum flexibility, seats can be removed to accommodate large loads. There are sliding doors on both sides and the outer seats are easy-entry.


Performance

Volkswagen offers a choice of four 2.0-litre TDI diesel

engines, with power outputs of 84PS, 102PS, 150PS and 204PS respectively. If a lot of your journeys are short urban trips you may also wish to consider the two smooth TSI petrol engines; again, both are 2.0 litres and deliver respective power outputs of 150PS and 204PS. All engines, whether petrol or diesel are fully compliant with Euro 6 emissions limits and the dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox is available for the 2.0 TSI 204PS as well as the 2.0 TDI 150PS and 204PS engines.



Technology

​The Transporter Shuttle comes as standard with a 5” touchscreen, DAB+ radio and single MP3 compatible CD player, but you can upgrade to the Composition Media system with Discover Media satellite navigation. Other options well worth considering include Voice Control, App Connect (which allows you to view the screen of your smartphone on the touchscreen display) and Media Control, which allows rear seat passengers to operate the entertainment system from their smartphones via a Wi-Fi link

Safety

As with the Transporter van, the Shuttle comes with a long list of standard safety features. Occupants are enclosed within a rigid safety cell with crumple zones to absorb crash energy, while the chassis and suspension are designed for stability and control. Safety systems include Front Assist with City Emergency Braking, Driver Alert and Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, all of which come as standard. ESP, ABS and Traction Control keep you on your selected course. Driver and front passenger airbags are standard and depending on your chosen seating configuration there are up to four ISOFIX child seat mountings.

Verdict

The Transporter is a modern and well-engineered platform, so not surprisingly the Shuttle feels a cut above the average van-derived people carrier. Controls and driving position are car-like and exude an air of quality while the passengers will find the Shuttle is a comfortable and refined way to travel. If you regularly carry six or more people on long journeys, you’ll find the extra space of the long wheelbase models a worthwhile investment.

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