Our SWB Premium test vehicle in L1 (short wheelbase) and H1 (low roof height) specification comes with the latest 125kW 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine and six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission for a list price of $44,490.
This pricing splits hairs with its major competitors including the market-leading Toyota HiAce LWB diesel auto ($45,240), Hyundai iLoad SWB diesel auto ($43,260) and Ford Transit Custom SWB diesel auto ($44,990).
Externally the SWB Premium looks like your typical no-frills worker, in washing machine white with lots of black plastic body parts and 16-inch steel wheels with 215/65 R16C tyres and a full-size spare.
However, slide behind the wheel and it’s a different story, thanks to premium Java black cloth upholstery and a premium dashboard with leather-wrapped gearshift and height/reach adjustable leather-wrapped steering wheel, lots of storage, classy chrome and gloss black highlights and a premium infotainment system with big 7.0-inch touchscreen, digital radio, sat-nav and multiple connectivity including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
There are also optional Trade and Business Packs available, plus door, bulkhead and seating options and a huge range of accessories including carry rack systems, cargo bay protection, steps, tow bars and lots more.