Volkswagen launches Transporter Sportline 60

Volkswagen is launching the Transporter Sportline 60 to celebrate 60 years of the Transporter in the UK. The new model replaces the current Sportline version but gets extra equipment and special Sportline 60 decals.

Available as a standard panel van or a five-seat Kombi in both short and long wheelbase versions, the Sportline 60 gets the same 18-inch five-spoke Anthracite wheels of the Sportine and gloss black mirrors but adds black rather than chrome side bars plus special Sportline 60 graphics including side stripes.

Inside it gets quilted leather seats with a special Sportline 60 edition logo while the Kenwood in-car system has been upgraded with a reversing camera and smartphone mirroring functionality, which replicates the screen of your phone and lets you use it - including certain apps - through the touchscreen.

As before, standard equipment includes front seat armrests, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, electric windows, air conditioning, remote central locking, colour-coded bumpers, a chrome grille and rear spoiler. It's available in metallic Reflex Silver or Deep Black as standard while Candy White with a Deep Black roof is available as an option.

Power comes from the impressive 2.0 BiTDI engine with 180PS and 400Nm that has a six-speed manual gearbox as standard or a seven-speed DSG as an option.

Prices start from £29,940 without VAT for the manual transmission (short wheelbase) and rise to £34,170 without VAT for the DSG model (long wheelbase).