Volkswagen Transporter Shuttle 9 Seater Minibus
It’s been 60 years since VW launched the first Transporter, and a lot has changed since then. Over the past six decades, Volkswagen has developed its range of passenger carriers to meet the ever growing needs of today’s families and businesses.
In addition to the VW Transporter Shuttle Minibus, the range now includes the slightly smaller but more luxurious VW Caravelle 7 Seater and the larger VW Crafter 9 Seater Minibus. All the three vehicle ranges offer the qualities we have come to expect from Volkswagen – reliability, ruggedness, comfort and efficiency – and tend to have a higher resale value than most other commercial vehicle brands.
Part way between an MPV and a full sized minibus, the Volkswagen Transporter Shuttle Minibus is ideal for businesses that regularly need to transport groups of people over long distances in comfort, and there’s plenty of room for up to 9 people and a certain amount of luggage (depending on whether you go for the short or long wheelbase version).
As well as making great business sense, the spacious VW Transporter Shuttle 9 Seater Minibus is a pleasure to drive. The new generation common-rail diesel engines are smooth, quiet and responsive and, together with the new Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP), contribute to the Transporter Shuttle driving more like a car than a commercial vehicle. It does a great job of ironing out the bumps. The low noise levels mean you can conduct a conversation in quiet tones, and the dash-mounted gear change adds to the pleasant driving experience.
The VW Transporter Shuttle Minibus comes with 8 seats as standard, whether you choose the short or long wheelbase versions. However, this can be increased to 9 by ordering the Dual Passenger Seat (Seat Pack E) which replaces the single passenger seat at the front next to the driver. The seats are plush, very comfortable and are finished in anthracite cloth upholstery, although the more luxurious leather upholstery is available as an optional extra. The rear seats can be easily removed to create more luggage space when required, and the area can be modified for wheelchair access.
Model & Engine Choices
You can order your new VW Transporter Shuttle Minibus as an S or an SE model, manual or DSG auto, short or long wheelbase, and with a choice of four Front Wheel Drive 2.0 Tdi CRD diesel engines (84ps, 102ps, 140ps and 180ps). Although the 84ps engine will do the job adequately, the 102ps engine is the most popular option as it copes with a full load better, especially on the motorways. The long wheelbase version offers an additional 400mm of luggage space behind the last row of seats.
Standard features on the VW Transporter Shuttle 9 Seater Minibus include sliding doors on both sides with sliding windows, radio/CD player, heat reflective glass, electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, electric windows, remote central locking, plus lots of storage space in the dash panel, doors, roof headliner and front seats. In addition, the SE model has carpet floor covering and air conditioning.
Safety & Security
Standard safety and security equipment on the VW Transporter Shuttle 9 Seater Minibus includes Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Alarm with interior and tow-away protection, Driver and Front Passenger Airbags, Traction Control System, Automatic Hazard Lights Activation under emergency braking, Daytime Running Lights, Electronic Immobiliser ‘Transponder’, and Three-Point Inertia Reel Seat Belts for all seats.
The new generation common-rail diesel engines offer much improved fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions, making the latest VW Transporter Shuttle Minibus the most efficient yet. Depending on which engine you choose, VW’s official Combined MPG is between 34 and 38 miles per gallon (Urban 27 – 29 mpg), which is pretty good for a vehicle of this size.
There are many factory fitted options available to enhance your VW Transporter Shuttle Minibus such as Leather Upholstery, Metallic Paint, 6 CD Changer, Electric Tilt & Slide Sunroof, Electric Folding Door Mirrors, Cruise Control, Rear Privacy Glass, Satellite Navigation, Rear Parking Sensors, Reversing Camera, Bluetooth, and Alloy Wheels.
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