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Glen Hill
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24 Oct 2014
3:00 pm

The VW kombi: now reimagined

Glen Hill

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has expanded its people-mover range with the introduction of the seven-speed DSG transmission in the Kombi 103kW engine derivative.

Until now, the seven-speed DSG transmission was available only in the long-wheelbased Kombi Comfortline and Transporter Crew Bus.

With the Kombi being the most popular derivative, it will bring an automatic gearbox to market at a much more affordable price, being available in Trendline and Comfortline equipment lines.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles offers the Kombi (for a maximum of eight people) both with a short wheelbase and long wheelbase, as well as two individual seats at the front, a two-seat bench and separate seat in the first row, and a three-seat bench in the second row.

Comfort is an important selling point and “Climatic” air-conditioning is standard, working with the two-shell roof headlining and sun roller blinds on the side windows of the passenger area.

The height-adjustable front seats – although only for the driver in Trendline – have armrests, while electric windows, central locking with remote control and the “high” instrument cluster all come standard.

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The 2.0-litre 103kW common rail turbodiesel engine develops a respectable torque of 340Nm and the vehicle has a top speed of 172km/h.

The seven-speed DSG is smooth and the seventh gear has been designed as an overdrive to reduce engine speed and therefore consumption, emissions and noise on the cruise.

The Kombi can be customised with a number of features. These include tilt/slide sunroof, detachable towbar, 17-inch Thunder alloy wheels and park distance control, among others.

The Kombi comes standard with a three-year/120 000km warranty and five-year/60 000km maintenance plan. All models have a 12-year anticorrosion warranty and 15 000km service intervals.

Info:

> Kombi 2.0 TDI 103kW DSG Trendline SWB: R474 300

> Kombi 2.0 TDI 103kW DSG Comfortline SWB: R536 500

> Kombi 2.0 TDI 103kW DSG LWB: R544 500