If people-moving is what you require, then the Transporter Shuttle’s roomy interior and flexible seating make it an ideal choice while a range of flexible engines ensures that it’s always got enough punch no matter how loaded up you are. Let’s check out what this versatile van has to offer.

Passenger Space

Since it’s based on the large Transporter, it’ll probably come as little surprise that the Shuttle has loads of space to offer. It’s actually got room for up to nine people, so if you’ve got a large family or you’re frequently giving lifts to big groups, then there’s more than enough space available.

There’s the option of single or double-passenger benches, too. Plus, if you don’t need that outright passenger-carrying capacity then the Shuttle can be specified in five- to nine-seater layouts to ensure there’s a setup for all drivers.

Volkswagen Transporter Shuttle seats
Volkswagen Transporter Shuttle rear

Boot room

Boot space is another real plus point with the shuttle. For starters, you can get an optional electric tailgate which makes loading and unloading much easier, while the parking sensors at the rear actually work out whether or not there’s enough room to safely open the boot door.

The Shuttle also offers a very usable 5.8m3 of load area, or 6.7m3 if you’re looking at the long wheelbase version. Remember, you can fold certain seats down to tailor the amount of boot space or prioritise seating capacity instead.


Volkswagen has equipped the Shuttle with a range of reliable and beefy engine choices to ensure that it’s got enough ‘go’ for all occasions. They’re all based around the same 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, but there are different outputs depending on your needs. The entry-level 108bhp version will deliver good fuel economy, while the 148bhp version is there if you need a little extra performance. At the top is a punchy 201bhp version.

Entry-power engines get linked up to a five-speed manual gearbox, while the rest of the range uses a smooth-shifting seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The latter option is great for longer journeys or if you’re often found crawling in traffic.

Trim levels

The Shuttle’s trim level is easy to digest as there are just two specifications to choose from. However, both are really well equipped with plenty of standard features. Things kick off with ‘S’ which comes as standard with air conditioning and a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel. You’ll also find a 6.5-inch infotainment system equipped at this stage, as well as two 12-volt outlets in the dashboard and adaptive cruise control to help those long motorway stints to fly by,

Move up to the SE and you’ll find 17-inch alloy wheels added into the equation along with parking sensors at both front and rear. The exterior of the Shuttle gets a big upgrade at this stage thanks to body-coloured bumpers which completely change the look and feel of this van. However, both specifications have more than enough equipment for most occasions - it’s just that the SE brings a slightly more upmarket look courtesy of those larger wheels and painted bumpers.

Volkswagen Transporter Shuttle interior


The Volkswagen Transporter Shuttle range kicks off from £44,982 in that entry-level ‘S’ specification. Move up to the SE and that price increases to £51,330 but does grab you those exterior-changing touches which help to elevate the look of the van. Remember, too, that there are plenty of other Volkswagen Transporter models currently available, so head on over and check them out today.



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