The Transporter shuttle is the ideal choice for families or organisations and groups, such as airlines or hotels and taxi companies who need to transport up to nine clients or passengers (including the driver), in comfort and style. You’ll find the shuttle packed with the usual quality, innovation and safety features found across the entire Transporter range – including impressive warranties and a range of powerful and economical diesel engines, ranging from 84PS to 180PS. Available as S or SE, the shuttle offers a choice of either short or long wheelbase and is available with a variety of optional seating configurations, enabling you to tailor your shuttle to your own particular needs. With stylish and subtle exterior features, you can also be sure that whichever shuttle you choose, it will look as good as it performs.
Your safety is a vital factor, so we ensure that a long list of safety and security features are built-in to every vehicle we produce. Almost every part of the vehicle’s design contributes to safety. Occupants are securely enclosed within a rigid safety cell with crumple zones to absorb crash energy, while the chassis and suspension are designed for excellent directional stability and handling. Features such as Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD/EBV), Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP) and driver and passenger front airbags are fitted as standard, while side and curtain airbags can be specified as an option. For extra security and protection, the shuttle incorporates ISOFIX child seat mounting points as standard, while optional features such as anti-theft devices, parking sensors, reversing cameras, Bi-xenon headlights, Lane Change Assist and cornering lights all offer added peace-of-mind.
Our renowned TDI engines have long been setting the standards in diesel technology – and with rising fuel costs, we’ve also been working hard to lower fuel consumption, while reducing CO2 emissions. The Transporter shuttle range reflects this with a choice of five 2.0 litre common-rail diesel engines, all complying with Euro 5 emission limitsand equipped with diesel particulate filters as standard. Four of the engines use TDI technology, while the powerful 180PS diesel engine features BiTurbo (BiTDI) technology for the ultimate diesel experience. On the shuttle S, there’s a choice of 84PS, 102PS, 114PS or 140PS TDI diesel engines, while the shuttle SE offers a choice of 102PS, 114PS, 140PS TDI and the powerful 180PS BiTDI twin-turbo diesel engine. And when mated to a choice of 5 or 6-speed manual, or 7-speed dual clutch direct shift (DSG) gearboxes, you’ll discover our engines will carry you to your destination swiftly and smoothly.
BlueMotion Technology (BMT) is available as a cost-effective addition to most shuttle models. It consists of four key elements, namely cruise control, low rolling resistance tyres, regenerative braking and Start/Stop, which when added together, contribute to significant improvements in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. As a driver, this not only benefits your pocket, but also demonstrates your concern for the environment!
Without doubt, the shuttle’s interior styling, ergonomic layout, dynamic driving characteristics and extensive specification make it a top performer in its own right. Take driver and front passenger comfort for instance. The ergonomic seats feature lumbar support, height, reach and rake adjustment and twin armrests as standard. The steering wheel adjusts for reach and rake, while the gearknob is dashboard mounted for maximum convenience. For entertainment the shuttle is fitted with an RCD 210 radio with single MP3 compatible CD player and AUX-IN socket, while for convenience, electric front windows, electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors and remote central locking play their part. Behind the cab there’s standard seating for six passengers along two rows of seats, each fitted with 3-point seatbelts.
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