I want to convert a van but don't want diesel - what do you suggest?

I'd like to buy a LWB van to convert, but I don't want to buy diesel. Can you offer any advice? What is the most low emissions van of that size?

Asked on 22 June 2018 by Claire Danthois

Answered by Dan Powell
Volkswagen added a range of 2.0 TSI engines to the T6 Transporter in mid-2017 and you can have the four-cylinder petrol engine with 150PS or 204PS - while gross vehicle weights (GVWs) vary from 2.8 to 3.2 tonnes. Like the popular 150PS 2.0 TDI diesel, the 150PS TSI petrol has a payload that tips just over a tonne – 1054kg – while the GVW is unchanged at 3000kg.

Obviously, there are some rather significant differences in fuel economy, with the petrol returning an advertised 31.0mpg, compared to the diesel's 46.3mpg, We ran the Transporter TSI for three months, you can read our long term review here: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/our-vans/volkswagen-transpor.../
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