Prices (inclusive of VAT, which a great many of its buyers won’t pay) start from a little over £54,000 for a short-wheelbase Transporter Sportline panel van, rising to a little under £60,000 for a long-wheelbase Kombi.
That is quite an ambitious price for some lowered suspension springs and a roof spoiler, you might think. Nevertheless, if you want an equivalent ‘hot’ van from a third-party company such as MS-RT, it will cost you a fair bit more still in 2022. With the Transporter Sportline, you can buy straight out of the showroom, and at a price you might just be able to stomach.
For fuel economy, our vehicle averaged 32.0mpg over the full course of our testing, with 70mph touring possible at almost 40mpg, so at least that factor need not put anyone off.