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Here’s everything you need to know about Volkswagen’s Transporter Shuttle

Here’s everything you need to know about Volkswagen’s Transporter Shuttle


The Volkswagen Transporter is a well-known commercial vehicle. What’s perhaps lesser known, however, is that there’s also a version named the ‘Shuttle’ which focuses on carrying people, and not just items like its van counterpart.

It’s a great choice for families, organisations, groups, hotels, taxi companies or just anyone who needs a practical people mover.

Want to know more about the model? Here’s all you need to know…

Passenger space

The whole point of the Transporter Shuttle is to carry people – that’s its main purpose. So, as you can probably imagine, there’s lots of room within the cabin – enough room for up to nine people (including the driver), in fact. And thanks to the model’s boxy shape and van-like proportions, there’s no shortage of headroom and legroom throughout its interior.

Boot room

As there’s three seating configurations as well as short and long wheelbase versions available, luggage space will vary. That being said, there’s plenty of room on offer no matter which you go for. For example, with the nine-seat, short wheelbase option, the boot measures 739mm in length. In five-seat, long wheelbase form, that figure jumps to 1,967.


There are currently three engine options to choose from, all of which being 2.0-litre diesel powerplants. First up, there’s a 108bhp version, followed by a 148bhp one and a 196bhp choice. It’s worth noting that opting for a certain engine will depend on which Transporter Shuttle variant has been chosen.

Trim levels

As of this being written, there are two choices when it comes to trim levels – S and SE. Despite being the entry-level option, S still comes with some good kit such as 17-inch wheels, Bluetooth phone connectivity, crosswind assist, a driver alert system, electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors, as well as front assist with city emergency braking.

Go for SE, however, and that’ll get you equipment like body-coloured door mirror housings, door handles and front and rear bumpers, LED taillights, a light and vision pack, black radiator grille with five chrome strips, in addition to low rolling resistance tyres.


The cheapest Transporter Shuttle – S trim in short wheelbase form – comes in at £36.994. Step up to a long wheelbase version (in the same trim) and that price rises to £38,002 – still a rather reasonable price tag for such a practical machine.

The SE trim when put with the short wheelbase version of the model makes the price £39,328, while the long wheelbase variant of that there trim level asks a price of at least £40,336.

Please note these prices will rise when paired with more powerful engine options – all trim levels and wheelbases come as standard with the 108bhp 2.0-litre diesel.