VW Transporter – Dual Cab Transporter Ute

Volkswagen’s transporter ute, single or dual cab, it is not for an active young family.  It is a work-horse It’s for taking people and materials to and from a work site, not for long holiday trips with the kids in their seats, and the surfboards in the tray.

VW Transporter Dual Cab Ute

It has Good visibility, All wheel drive option

Room for three people in the front seats –if at least one is very thin

Good twin turbo diesel engine with great throttle response.

2021 VW Transporter6.1 Dual Cab Ute tray

Big aluminum tray, with the right cargo anchor points and easy to use side panels

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But the dual cab only has a bench seat in the back with no child anchor points, the rear door windows don’t open, no rear-view camera nor parking warning devices.

2021 VW Transporter6.1 Dual Cab Ute rear seats

The Vdub ute is priced from $57,500 for the two-wheel drive and $60,500 for the all-wheel drive plus on roads.

T6.1 Dual Cab Chassis

2021 VW Transporter6.1 Dual Cab Ute interior

What is good?

  • Great tray capacity
  • Responsive, good power engine
  • Good cabin room
  • All-wheel drive

What is not so good?

  • Lack of safety features
  • Lack of rear camera and warnings for parking
  • Non opening rear door windows
  • No child seat anchorage points

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2021 VW Transporter6.1 Dual Cab Ute Engine

Model

Volkswagen T6.1 Dual Cab Chassis

Model Price $60490
Engine 2.0L 4 Cyl bi-turbo direct injection diesel 4 motion drive
Drivetrain 7 Speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG)
Power 146 kW @ 4,000
Torque 450 Nm @ 1,400-2,400
Safety Recent models not tested
CO2 Emissions 217 g/km
Economy ADR 8.3 L/100km
0-100kmh  / Top Speed N/A
Servicing Assured Service Pricing first 5 standard scheduled
Warranty 5 years Unlimited Kilometre

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

2021 VW Transporter6.1 Dual Cab Ute front

Overall Rating    

76/100

Behind the Wheel 8
Comfort 7
Equipment 7
Performance 9
Ride and Handling 7
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 8
Street Appeal/Design 7
Technology/Connectivity 6
Value for Money 8

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Volkswagen T6.1 Dual Cab Chassis Overall Rating
  • 8/10
    Behind the Wheel - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Comfort - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Equipment - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Performance - 9/10
  • 7/10
    Ride and Handling - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Practicality             - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Fit for Purpose - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Street Appeal/Design   - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Technology/Connectivity - 6/10
  • 8/10
    Value for Money - 8/10
7.6/10

Summary

Volkswagen’s transporter ute, single or dual cab, it is not for an active young family.  It is a work-horse It’s for taking people and materials to and from a work site, not for long holiday trips with the kids in their seats, and the surfboards in the tray.

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