VW Kombi Review 1

VW Kombi Review

25 Aug 2022

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For a succinct overview of the latest range of Volkswagen Kombi, please view our Youtube video below:

VW Kombi Overview

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There are plenty of vehicles that could be considered entrants for a hall of fame. They could be known for their performance or exquisite architecture. It could very well be for innovation or technology. There are not many, however, that are immovably inserted in culture or have strong historical significance. It is here that the VW Kombi takes the prize.

It is always with keen interest that we observe the updates and changes that Volkswagen continue to make with one of its flagship models. The new range introduces some aesthetically pleasing features but also a healthy spread of innovation.

The latest range of the VW Kombi comprises 3 variants:

  • New Volkswagen Kombi 6.1 2.0 TDI 81kW Trendline
  • New Volkswagen Kombi 6.1 2.0 TDI 110kW DSG Trendline
  • New Volkswagen Kombi 6.1 2.0 BiTDI 146kW Trendline Plus 4Motion DSG

Exterior styling was a clear focus with the new range. Halogen headlights and the LED tail clusters are immediate standouts. There is also an element of practicality with the mounting points for roof racks. All the variants are available in a plethora of colours, from Bay Leaf Green to Copper Bronze.

VW Kombi _Transporter 6.1_Exterior

VW Kombi _Transporter 6.1_Exterior

In the interior of the Kombi is a careful blend of tech underlined by Volkswagen’s promise of safety. This is apparent when we observe the stylish dashboard design which is also adjustable for comfort and visibility. Seats are removable, foldable, and fitted with ISOFIX child seat mountings. Regardless of the modern fittings in the cabin, VW does not lose sight of the elements that have made the Kombi unique in the first place.

VW Kombi _Transporter 6.1_Interior

VW Kombi _Transporter 6.1_Interior

VW Kombi_Seat Mountings

VW Kombi _Transporter 6.1_Interior

Safety is underlined again when we observe the range of driver assist technology that the VW Kombi is fitted with. There are recognizable players such as Park Distance Control as well as the Post-Collison Braking System. A newly introduced feature from VW, namely Crosswind Assist, is also present in the new range. Emphasis has been placed on space too, with plenty of legroom available.

It is worth remembering the VW Kombi has always been a strong and consistent performer on the road. Volkswagen has not neglected this either, ensuring that the Kombi is equipped with either 81kW, 110kW, or 146kW engines (depending on the variant that you have chosen).

The vehicle has also been competitively priced, with the entry model retailing for R791 900 and the top-of-the-range Volkswagen Kombi 6.1 2.0 BiTDI 146kW Trendline Plus 4Motion DSG retailing for R988 600. If you would like to obtain a complete overview of the latest VW Kombi, download our brochure here. Why not test drive this new range yourself by locating your nearest approved CFAO Motors VW Dealership?

Let’s explore the 3 variants in more detail.

VW Kombi T6.1 Model Range Review

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This section of the review will cover all the individual VW Kombi variants including price, performance, and standout features.

New Volkswagen Kombi 6.1 2.0 TDI 81kW Trendline

VW Kombi exterior

Our entry-model to the Kombi range is the Volkswagen Kombi 6.1 2.0 TDI 81kW Trendline. It is equipped with 81kW of power and 250Nm of torque.

Cash price:R791 900
Acceleration in seconds (0-100km/h):15.5 seconds
Standout features:Hill hold control, heat-insulating windshield made of laminated glass

New Volkswagen Kombi 6.1 2.0 TDI 110kW DSG Trendline

VW Kombi exterior

The diesel-powered Volkswagen Kombi 6.1 2.0 TDI 110kW DSG Trendline has 4 cylinders and comes standard with a 7-speed DSG transmission.

Cash price:R823 500
Acceleration in seconds (0-100km/h):12 seconds
Standout features:Modular seat mounting system, electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors

New Volkswagen Kombi 6.1 2.0 BiTDI 146kW Trendline Plus 4Motion DSG

VW Kombi exterior

Our final model is the Volkswagen Kombi 6.1 2.0 BiTDI 146kW Trendline Plus 4Motion DSG. This model comes standard with 8 seats and 450Nm of torque.

Cash price:R988 600
Acceleration in seconds (0-100km/h):9.8 seconds
Standout features:Electrically adjustable, heated and folding exterior mirrors, folding possible via vehicle key, LED headlamps with LED separate daytime running light.

VW Kombi FAQs

Is VW Kombi a reliable vehicle?

The VW Kombi is one of the most versatile brands around. It has the scope for business and personal use and is loaded with innovation.

Which engine suits the VW Kombi best?

Reviews have shown that the most effective engine for a VW Kombi is the 2.0 TDI engine.

How many years on average should a VW Kombi last?

Consistent maintenance should see the VW Kombi last up to 15 years.

Which country manufactures the VW Kombi?

The variant is predominantly assembled in Germany.

Are there any specific reasons why the VW Kombi retains its resale value?

One of the big reasons why the Kombi has an excellent resale value is its nostalgic value.

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VW Kombi Enters A New Era

VW Kombi parked in stadium

By far the most impressive aspect to observe about the evolution of the VW Kombi is the ease in which it has been updated. The tech and innovation do not feel out of place and the exterior facelift somehow still leaves the vehicle wholly recognizable. Volkswagen has been considerate with many of its upgrades as it re-introduces its lauded Kombi to a new generation.

For more information on the VW Kombi, visit your nearest approved CFAO Motors VW Dealership. You may also download our brochure here or feel free to contact us:

Phone: 011 795 5000
Email: intuli@cfaomotors.co.za

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