Volkswagen Transporter 2016
Carsguide Contributing Journalist Mark Oastler had this to say at the time: The T6 model we tested starts at $44,690. If you want the genuine VW aluminium tray as fitted to ours ($2490) that increases to $47,180 plus on-roads. By comparison, 4x2 single cab/cab-chassis variants of popular LCVs like HiLux, Ranger, Navara, Triton etc are also rated to carry one tonne-plus payloads but have drive-away-with-tray pricing from around $31,000.You can read the full review here.
This is what Mark Oastler liked most about this particular version of the Volkswagen Transporter: Colossal tray., Plenty of cabin space and seating for three., Four-coil suspension, four wheel discs and good ride quality.
The 2016 Volkswagen Transporter carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Volkswagen Transporter Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Volkswagen Transporter here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
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No help from VW
Most manufacturers have what they call "Filled for Life" transmissions, but they can still be serviced. Like you we believe VW should be more transparent when it comes to problems instead of adopting a head-in-the-sand approach, as they appear to do when confronted with a problem.
VW Transporter stops and stalls
Check the catalytic converter to make sure it hasn’t collapsed internally and is blocking the exhaust flow.
Ask Smithy Xtra VW Transporter to LPG
The Transporter can be converted economically and successfully with the traditional mixer technology, which is cheaper than the current injection technology and that equates to a reduced breakeven mileage. Before you convert, however, you should make sure the vehicle is in good working order and you need to understand how long you will need to own and drive the vehicle to get your money back.
Volkswagen Transporter 2016 Dimensions
Dimensions for the 2016 Volkswagen Transporter are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1904mm x 2476mm and can vary on the basis of model.
|Volkswagen Transporter Model||Body Type||Height x Width x Length||Ground Clearance|
|TDI 250 Runner||Commercial||1990x1904x4892 mm||165 mm|
|TDI 340 SWB LOW||Commercial||1990x1904x4892 mm||165 mm|
|TDI 340 SWB MID||Commercial||2176x1904x4892 mm||165 mm|
|TDI 340 LWB LOW||Commercial||1990x1904x5292 mm||165 mm|
|TDI 340 LWB||Ute||1949x1904x5292 mm||—|
|TDI 400 LWB||Ute||1963x1904x5292 mm||165 mm|
|TDI 400 LWB 4 Motion||Ute||1963x1904x5292 mm||165 mm|
Volkswagen Transporter 2016 Towing capacity
The Volkswagen Transporter has maximum towing capacity of 2000kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Volkswagen Transporter Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|TDI 250 Runner||Commercial||2.0L,Diesel,5 SP MAN||2000kg|
|TDI 340 SWB LOW||Commercial||2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN||2000kg|
|TDI 340 SWB MID||Commercial||2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN||2000kg|
|TDI 340 LWB LOW||Commercial||2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN||2000kg|
|TDI 340 LWB||Ute||2.0L,Diesel,7 SP AUTO||2000kg|
|TDI 400 LWB||Ute||2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN||2000kg|
|TDI 400 LWB||Ute||2.0L,Diesel,7 SP AUTO||2000kg|
|TDI 400 LWB 4 Motion||Ute||2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN||2000kg|