In this case, there’s standard or optional engines and transmissions plus two roof heights, three wheelbases, four van lengths and four load volumes to choose from when tailoring a vehicle to their specific requirements.
For example, our 35S is powered by the standard 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel paired with an optional eight-speed automatic transmission and the optional combination of a 3520mm wheelbase with the tallest (H2) 1900mm roof height and 12-cubic metre load volume.
It’s also equipped with two of four optional packs, one of which is the ‘Hi-Technology Pack – Auto Transmission’ which includes active driver aids like 'City Brake', 'Queue Assist', 'Traction Plus' and 'Hill Descent' plus automatic high-beam control, lane-departure warning and lane-keep assist.
The other is the ‘Hi-Business Pack’ which brings fog lights, LED headlights, open storage with inductive plus USB charge and 'Hi-Connect' multimedia system with GPS. And it’s wearing optional 16-inch alloy wheels and 'Mineral Grey' metallic paint.
So, although the base 35S list price is $66,734, the ‘as tested’ list price of our example is $79,609 (plus GST and ORCs for both).
The 35S comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels and 235/65R16 tyres with a full-size spare, plus daytime running lights, reversing camera, heated door mirrors, adaptive cruise control, a fully adjustable, heated and suspended driver’s bucket seat, two-passenger bench seat, dash-mounted electronic parking brake, two USB ports plus ample cabin storage and safety tech.
The driver gets a 3.5-inch TFT (aka high-resolution) instrument cluster with seven screen menus and more than 100 points of information.