There are many Transporter clients who want a sporty appearance for their car. So Volkswagen thought of giving them the opportunity of ordering a Sportline model, starting from next year.

Initially available on the T32 kombi model, the Sportline grade will be offered in Transporter panel van from January 2017.

Based on the kombi Highline model, the new Sportline combines sporty design features and a raft of additional equipment designed to give driver and passengers an even more comfortable and engaging ride.

The kombi Sportline rides on 18-inch bi-colour alloy wheels, and comes with lowered suspension and deeper front and rear spoilers. The exterior design package also includes trapezoid styling bars with puddle lights and carbon fibre mirror caps.

Inside, the Sportline has embossed leather interior trim, Climatic air conditioning, heated windscreen and Discover Media touchscreen navigation system. In addition, the first raft of kombi Sportline models also feature front parking sensors, LED headlights and tail lights, USB input and App Connect. Sportline badging and unique Sportline floormats complete the interior look.

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The first Transporter available in Sportline trim will be the T32 2.0 BiTDI 180 hp kombi model equipped with the brand’s seven-speed DSG gearbox. Available to order now from Volkswagen Van Centres, it is priced from £36,295. First deliveries are expected in September.

Volkswagen will expand the Sportline range further with panel van and additional wheelbase and transmission options available to order later this year for delivery in early 2017. These models will be available with a 2.0 BiTDI 204 hp engine, along with a choice of two gearboxes, six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG, and a long-wheelbase variant.