Sportline package adds some gloss to the Transporter van with a 2.0 liter BiTDI with 180 PS (132 kW / 178 bhp) power plant and some new aesthetics for both the outside and the cabin.

VW has unveiled the Transporter Sportline for the UK market.

The Sportline outfitting for the Transporter van can be had on both the panel van and Kombi models and in both the short and long-wheelbase variants of those too.

The sport package includes the 2.0 BiTDI diesel with 180 PS (132 kW / 178 bhp) coupled to either a 6-speed manual transmission or the 7-speed DSG gearbox.

For the outside aesthetics VW added a gloss black grille with chrome trimming, revised headlights and a new color-coded front bumper with integrated fog lights. Also distinguishing the Transporter Sportline are the polished stainless-steel side bars, the smoked taillights and the rear roof spoiler. Wheels are the 18-inch Sportline 5-spoke alloys.

The Transporter Sportline offers paint finishes in Deep Black pearlescent, Reflex Silver metallic or Candy White with a gloss black roof (optional).

The cabin gets an exclusive two-tone leather upholstery and gadgets such as the 7-inch touch-screen with full navigation features and Bluetooth connectivity.

Prices start at £28,220 (excluding VAT) and £30,100 (excluding VAT) for the panel van and Kombi, respectively.

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