If a new freezer van is on your agenda, then the 2018 Volkswagen Transporter freezer van is a no-brainer. Though perhaps better known for their passenger cars, Volkswagen’s commercial vehicles always have a solid feel and make for a reliable and confident choice. Following in the tradition of successful commercial vehicles that date back to the mid-1990s, the 2018 Volkswagen Transporter freezer van meets the demand for a vehicle that drives perfectly, with low maintenance costs.

Volkswagen Transporter 2018 Freezer Van: Engine

In terms of styling, the 2018 Volkswagen Transporter freezer fan sports visual similarities to previous models. However, the engine is one area where this new T6 has been upgraded. The vehicle comes with the new Euro 6 2.0 litre 4 cylinder turbo diesel engines, with power ranging from 103kW and 349Nm to 132kW and 400Nm at the higher end. This engine is considerably more efficient and eco-friendly than previous models. Fuel consumption is ideal, though this will likely be determined by the type of transmission selected and if the version comes with the new Volkswagen 4Motion all-wheel drive.

Volkswagen Transporter 2018 Freezer Van: Cargo Space

One of the key considerations that make the 2018 Volkswagen Transporter freezer van ideal is the cargo area. The volume for the load area is 5.8 cubic metres for the regular sized model, 7.8 cubic metres for the mid-sized model and an impressive 9.3 cubic metres for the large sized model.

The height of the medium roof model is 1635mm, which is a good improvement on the 1410mm of regular roof models. The cargo hold is box-shaped, meaning that as long as your load fits in the bottom, it will also fit in the top. It is also accompanied by D-shaped hooks for securing cargo (four on either side of the cabin), while a small alcove at the top of the regular cabin will no doubt prove useful for moving loose items.

Volkswagen Transporter 2018 Freezer Van: Creature Comforts

Volkswagen have completed a most admirable job inside the 2018 transporter freezer van; the transporter comes with a five inch composition entertainment device, replete with Bluetooth streaming and TF card audio playback. There is also a 6.3 inch upgrade for those who require extra features, such as Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. This model also supports a more sophisticated Discover Media, with inbuilt satellite navigation. Even though the dashboard appears plain looking on the eye, every component is strategically placed to offer the highest functionality to both the driver and passenger.

Volkswagen Transporter 2018 Freezer Van: Safety Features

The 2018 Volkswagen Transporter freezer van features the usual safety features, such as dual front airbags and front side airbags, anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC) and multi- collision brake (MCB) – a system that will apply the brakes on impact to avoid further damage. You’ll also receive hill-start assist, parking sensors, daytime running lights and a whole array of safety equipment. A reversing camera is also available optionally, but only for models with tailgates.

Driving the Volkswagen Transporter 2018 Freezer Van

This vehicle makes for pleasurable driving for the person behind the wheel. On the road, Volkswagen’s cabin insulation provides a very high refinement level, making handling easy – even on bumpy surfaces. Whether loaded or empty, the 2018 transporter remains sure-footed, while the hydraulically assisted steering is always light and direct.

Here at Glacier Vehicles, we understand that not every vehicle can meet the demands of a commercial freezer van. This is why we’re excited that the Volkswagen 2018 transporter meets all the necessary requirements for the refrigerated van business.