Goodbye, white van man
27 March 2006

Fed up being white van man? Then Volkswagen might have the answer, with a bizarre new version of its Transporter - the Sportline.

The new machine includes a colour-coded front bumper and lower spoiler, chrome grilles and side rails, body-coloured mirrors and door handles, and a rear roof spoiler. And better still, it isn't available in white - only black, red and silver.

Under the skin, the Transporter Sportline uses a 2.5-litre TDI engine and sits on Eibach suspension springs which lower the van by 30mm. Five-spoke 18in alloys and low-profile tyres complete the look.

The interior has plenty of kit to make fast-lane hogging all the more comfortable, including air conditioning, electric windows, CD player stereo and an uprated driver's seat with armrest.

VW thinks the Sportline will appeal to 'user-chooser' van operators, allowing them to opt for a bit more individuality while retaining van practicality. We reckon it's custom-made for surfer dudes and rock tours...

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