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Volkswagen Transporter

Better known in Australia as the Kombi, Volkswagen's Transporter range has been an integral part of the brand's commercial arm since the 1950s, as well as a big part of local folklore.

Probably best known for the rear-engined, air-cooled T1 and T2, the Transporter was thrust into the modern world with the launch of the T4 in 1990, which saw a water-cooled engine moved to the front of the van.

The latest version, the T6, launched in 2015, and heralded derivatives including the Multivan and Caravelle, ranging from the $37,490 Transporter TDI 250 SWB Low to the $60,190 Transporter TDI 450 LWB 4Motion as well as the retro-inspired Generation, which was sold in two-tone guise meant to mimic the original Kombi of the 1950s.

Volkswagen Transporter Q&As

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Volkswagen Transporter Dimensions

The dimensions of the Volkswagen Transporter Commercial and Ute vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 Commercial 1990x1904x4892 mm 223 mm
2020 Ute 1949x1904x5292 mm
2019 Ute 1949x1904x5292 mm
2019 Commercial 1990x1904x4892 mm 223 mm
2018 Commercial 1990x1904x4892 mm 165 mm
2018 Ute 1949x1904x5292 mm
2017 Commercial 1990x1904x4892 mm 165 mm
2017 Ute 1949x1904x5292 mm
2016 Commercial 1990x1904x4892 mm 165 mm
2016 Ute 1949x1904x5292 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Volkswagen Transporter Dimensions

Volkswagen Transporter Towing Capacity

The Volkswagen Transporter has maximum towing capacity of 2200kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 Ute 2000kg 2000kg
2020 Commercial 2000kg 2200kg
2019 Ute 2000kg 2000kg
2019 Commercial 2000kg 2200kg
2018 Commercial 2000kg 2000kg
2018 Ute 2000kg 2000kg
2017 Commercial 2000kg 2000kg
2017 Ute 2000kg 2000kg
2016 Commercial 2000kg 2000kg
2016 Ute 2000kg 2000kg
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Volkswagen Transporter Colours

  • Bamboo Garden
  • Curcuma Yellow
  • Candy White
  • Cherry Red
  • Deep Ocean
  • Luminous Orange
  • Pure Grey
  • Summer Blue
  • Acapulco Blue
  • Chestnut Brown
  • Indium Grey
  • Mojawe Beige
  • Reflex Silver
  • Starlight Blue
  • Tumeric Yellow
  • Deep Black
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Volkswagen Transporter Wheel Size

The Volkswagen Transporter has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 205x65 R16 for Ute in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 16x6.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 Ute 205x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
2020 Commercial 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
2019 Ute 205x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
2019 Commercial 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
2018 Ute 205x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
2018 Commercial 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
2017 Ute 205x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
2017 Commercial 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
2016 Ute 205x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
2016 Commercial 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Volkswagen Transporter Wheel Sizes

Volkswagen Transporter Seats

The following Volkswagen Transporter comes with either two, three or five seats. The Van and Single Cab Transporters both only have two or three seats. The Crewvan has five seats, with a folding, tipping and removable rear bench seat. The Dual Cab variant also has five seats; however, the rear bench is fixed. All variants come with Titanium Black “Austin” cloth seat upholstery.

Volkswagen Transporter Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Volkswagen Transporter varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $37,490 and going to $60,190 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 Commercial 2.0L, Diesel, 5 SP MAN $37,490 $60,080
2020 Ute 2.0L, Diesel, 7 SP AUTO $46,990 $60,190
2019 Commercial 2.0L, Diesel, 5 SP MAN $26,400 $56,100
2019 Ute 2.0L, Diesel, 7 SP AUTO $36,600 $60,720
2018 Commercial 2.0L, Diesel, 5 SP MAN $23,500 $51,920
2018 Ute 2.0L, Diesel, 7 SP AUTO $30,800 $55,220
2017 Commercial 2.0L, Diesel, 5 SP MAN $20,400 $46,090
2017 Ute 2.0L, Diesel, 7 SP AUTO $26,300 $38,280
2016 Commercial 2.0L, Diesel, 5 SP MAN $16,700 $37,840
2016 Ute 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $20,200 $36,850
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Volkswagen Transporter Fuel Consumption

The Volkswagen Transporter is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.7L/100km for Commercial /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 Commercial 7.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 5 SP MAN
2020 Ute 8.5L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2019 Commercial 7.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 5 SP MAN
2019 Ute 8.5L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2018 Commercial 7.5L/100km 2.0L Diesel 5 SP MAN
2018 Ute 8.5L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2017 Commercial 7.5L/100km 2.0L Diesel 5 SP MAN
2017 Ute 8.5L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2016 Commercial 7.5L/100km 2.0L Diesel 5 SP MAN
2016 Ute 8.5L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Volkswagen Transporter Pricing and Specs for 2020