VW Transporter Price in Kenya - Review, Features, Specs, and How to Import

Volkswagen Transporter Price in Kenya
Volkswagen Transporter Rear view

According to Keyword finder, Kenyans have been flocking to the internet in search of a Volkswagen Transporter for sale in Kenya.

The only reason is that they want to find a reliable model for their transportation business.

VW auto giants started the production of the Transporter in 1950 to the present. They have produced six generations and sold over 12 million vans globally.  

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The generations are named T1 (1950-1967), T2 (1967-1979), T3 (1979-1992), T4 (1990-2003), T5 (2003-2015), T6 (2016-present), and T7-2022. 

The company has remodified T6 into a highly advanced T6.1. They want to provide maximum comfort and performance.  

It comes with a refreshing appearance courtesy of its redesigned front end and stylish exterior. 

T6.1 also comes with new LED rear lights that include high-intensity H7 headlights plus the day running lights.

And they are powered by 2.0-litre TDI turbodiesel engines and their horsepower range between (84-204)hp depending on the model.

Note that although most Transporter cars have diesel engines, you have an option of Mid-2017 2.0-liter TSI turbo petrol engines. 

T6.1 has a fuel-efficient consumption rate of 6.9L/100KM and can accelerate from rest to 100km/h within 11.5sec. The van model has a maximum speed of 178km/h. 

VW motors have redesigned the interior and prioritized driver comfort.  The driver seat is easily adjustable to give room for people of huge sizes. 

The company has eliminated chances of driver’s discomfort on the back by including an electric four-way lumbar support to offer you optimum comfort. 

T6.1 seats depend on the type of vehicle since Crewvan offers you five seats while a single cab comes with three. The dual-cab offers you six standard seats. 

The main rivals include Ford Transit, Mercedes-Benz Vito, and Toyota HiAce

Transporter beats Ford Transit in terms of heights since it has three available sizes while Transit only has two. 

Although Hiace, Benz Vito, and Transporter have many similar features, the two are more expensive than Transporter. 

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A Stylish Transporter T61 with a New Outlook

The models’ infotainment system is classic and comes with an integrated sim card and a well-laid out driver assistance system. 

A 6.5-inch touchscreen media system comes with an Apple CarPlay and an Android Auto to keep you entertained.

The transporter has high-tech safety features including a pre-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, multiple collision brakes, and autonomous emergency braking.

There are no collision tests on this model yet but judging on the available safety features, you can expect the results by IIHS to be good.  

Read more here about the different vehicles that come with the T6.1 models and the Volkswagen Transporter price in Kenya.

Volkswagen Transporter Price in Kenya
Volkswagen Transporter interior view

VW Transporter Van for Sale in Kenya - Review

One of the most redesigned T61 is the Transporter Van. It comes with three engine options including a base 2.0l base engine-turbo-4cyl with an output of 81kw/250NM.

The mid-spec generates 110kw/340 NM  from a 2.0-L  diesel engine and the most powerful 146kW/450Nm variant 2.0-L TDI.

The base one has a five-speed manual transmission FWD. Mid-spec has FWD six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. 

This commercial car has a fuel consumption rate of 6.9l/100 km for the base and mid-spec variants.

 The top of the range version with the most powerful engine consumes up to 8.0L/100km. 

Among the beautiful features include the driver’s side sliding door that allows proper air circulation. It also has power-opening doors and an air conditioner. 

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Volkswagen Transporter comes with power opening doors

The model has swiveling seats that you can adjust to get the right comfort and for proper visibility. 

The big windscreen, blind spot, and excellent mirrors make your driving easy and enjoyable.

The model has an upgraded suspension giving the vehicle an excellent clearance and better on-road handling and performance. 

Among the infotainment features include Apple CarPlay to allow you to connect with other people safely. It also comes with an Android Auto smartphone mirroring.

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Volkswagen Transporter comfortable front seats

VW Transporter Van Specs and Features 

Check the fantastic specs of the Transporter van here.

  • Number of Seats:2 seats
  •  Drive Type: FF, AWD
  • Maximum Power:  81 kW @ 3200 rpm
  •  Engine Capacity:1968cc
  • Acceleration: 0-100km/h in 11.5 sec
  • Fuel Consumption:6.4L/100km
  • Tank Capacity:70L

VW Transporter Crewvan for Sale in Kenya Review 

Another amazing transport car is the Crewvan. It retains its stability even after loading it, allowing you to negotiate corners with ease.

This model comes with either a TDI340 seven-speed DSG automatic or a TDI340 Seven-speed DSG auto 4Motion. The latter being a more expensive option. 

Crewvan has high-tech features such as a digital speed readout protecting you from overspeeding and conflict with authority.

Some of the standard features with Crewvan include cruise control, hill start assist, 16 steel wheels, and headlamps day running lights. 

The engine is a 110kW/340 Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder with a standard front-wheel drive. It has a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. 

The recent model will no longer be using the hydraulic system; instead, it’s equipped with a new electromechanical steering system that makes you enjoy an agile drive. 

 You can carry five passengers comfortably since the van comes with five seats. 

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Volkswagen Transporter interior view

VW Transporter Crewvan Specs and Features

Below are some excellent features you expect to find with the Crewvan. They include 

  • Number of Seats:5
  •  Drive Type: FF, AWD
  • Maximum Power: 128kw
  •  Engine Capacity: 2460cc
  • Acceleration:  0-100km/h in 11.5 sec
  • Fuel Consumption: 8.0L/100km
  • Tank Capacity: 80L

VW Transporter Cab Chassis for Sale in Kenya Review 

If you’re searching for a large Transporter car powerful enough to carry heavy loads and move through rough terrains, then cab chassis is all you require.

You can either choose the single cab or the double cap. Both come with many similar features that include a TDI450 2.0L 4 Cyl. Bi-Turbo Diesel engine. 

Both caps also have a 7-speed DSG transmission and a 4MOTION all-wheel drive. 

The dual-cab can accommodate six passengers, while a single cab can comfortably fit three passengers and cargo.

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Volkswagen Transporter spacious and can be used to carry bulky goods

Both cabs are highly convenient courtesy of the H7 twin halogen headlights. This headlight provides enough light to allow you to travel safely at night. 

The model has high-tech features to make the driving more comfortable. For instance, it comes with a mechanical differentiation lock to give it better traction. 

The hill descent assist ensures that the loaded vehicle is descending at the right speed, even in the rough sloppy terrains.  

You can comfortably deliver the loads in town without the fear of hitting pedestrians courtesy of the front assist that comes with city emergency brakes.

Both models come with a 17” steel wheel and have enough space to carry a 169-2939mm load and a weight of 964-1262kg squared. 

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Volkswagen Transporter fitted with 17 inch steel wheels

VW Transporter Cab Chassis – Single Cab and Double Cab Specs 


Here is a list of specs that come with the cab chassis cars. 

  • Number of Seats:3, 6
  • DriveType: RWD
  • Maximum Power: 130Kw at 3600rpm, 410NM at 2000rpm
  • Engine Capacity:2.0-L
  • Acceleration: 0-100km/h in 11.5 sec
  • Fuel Consumption:6.9L/100km
  • Tank Capacity:55L

Key Benefits of Volkswagen Transporter 

  • Strong engines
  • Advanced safety features
  • Comfortable to drive
  • It comes with a wide range of engine options
  • Redesigned cabin
Volkswagen Transporter Price in Kenya
Volkswagen Transporter redesigned cabin

Demerits of the VW Transporter 

  • Noisy inside
  • Short service intervals

Volkswagen Transporter  Price in Kenya – Nairobi, Mombasa, and Other Towns

Here are the average prices of the VW Transporter from the different car sellers in Kenya.

  • 2017 Model: Ksh.2.88M
  • 2018 Model: Ksh. 3.20M
  • 2019 Model: Ksh.3.54M
  • 2020 Model: Ksh.3.78M
  • 2021 Model: Ksh.4.05M
  • 2022 Model: Ksh.4.55M
  • 2023 Model: Ksh.4.85M

Among the many frustrations, people have been facing when buying a car, is checking the prices online only to realize that the actual dealer’s price is different. 

The variance is brought by the car’s condition, engine type, dealer’s location, and the cost of maintenance that is added to the price. 

Some opt to buy Used VW Transporter for sale in Kenya by owners or even buy Volkswagen Transporter in JiJi Kenya.  

But they regret the decision sooner due to heavy repair and maintenance costs that follow. Remember, the previous owners won’t disclose all vital information. 

We at Bestcarsforsaleinkenya.co.ke have a solution for anyone who intends to buy a car.

 Instead of buying locally and paying more, we will help you import it and save up to 20% of what you could have paid.

You only require to talk to us via +254-728-308-043 or even visit our offices at Greec Tower 2018 Door No. D7/D8 in Ruiru Town.

We will import the car from Japan or other markets and ensure no defect before coming to Kenya. 

Note that we have been helping individuals and institutions import vehicles for over 20 years.

Among the cars include Nissan AD Van, BMW i8, Toyota GT 86 and Toyota Mark X, and Lexus LX 570

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A White Transporter With Slimmer Headlights.

Volkswagen Transporter Specs: Basic Specifications


  • Number of Seats:2 (T6.1 van)
  •  DriveType: FF, AWD
  • Maximum Power: 148bhp @3250rpm
  •  Engine Capacity:1968cc
  • Acceleration: 0-100km/h in 11.5 sec
  • Fuel Consumption:6.9L/100km
  • Tank Capacity:70L

VW Transporter for Sale in Mombasa – Maximum Power

The Transporter has variable powers depending on the variant. A T6.1 2.0L engine has a peak power of 150Ps (148bhp).

VW Transporter for Sale in Nairobi Kenya – AWD/FF

With the AWD, the model can transport your goods both in the city and across the country, where the roads may be rough and rugged.

Some earlier models are available in FF drive which offers a smooth drive for the riders.

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Volkswagen Transporter offers a smooth ride

VW Transporter for Sale in Kenya – Fuel Consumption

The fuel consumption varies depending on the Transporter variant, with the T6.1 van consuming 6.9 liters for every 100 kilometers.

VW Transporter Review in Kenya – Engine Capacity

With a capacity of 70 liters, you can manage to cover slightly over 1000 kilometers with a full tank of the Transporter van.

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Volkswagen Transporter well fitted front seats

Volkswagen Transporter Interior Review 

The interior of the Transporter is loaded with high-tech features to give you a thrilling driving experience.

It comes with three infotainment options, with the cabin having been redesigned from basic composition color to discover media or even to top-spec discover pro.

A 10.25-inch cockpit display available in the passenger Transporter is well crafted to ease your driving, though it’s missing in the vans.

You can easily connect to the world through e-calls, online route planning, or automatic locking courtesy of VW’s WE Connect (Plus) system.

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Volkswagen Transporter well crafted cockpit area

Comfort and Legroom 

It feels comfortable to drive this car, whether it’s empty or loaded, thanks to the high-performance engine generating high torque at low revolutions.

For ease of parking, the car comes with sliding doors making it also easy to onboard. There is sufficient though not too big legroom for all on board.

The tailgate has a wider opening angle to make loading easier and fast. The driver seat is adjustable for more comfort, and a 230V socket to charge gadgets is availed.

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Volkswagen Transporter comfortable rear seats

Seats and Child Seat

If you buy the van, you get two seats, a single cab has three seats, and five for a Crewvan.

Dual cab versions are also available with six seats as standard. Additionally, you can opt for a bench in a single cab to get a total of three seats. 

Boot Space 

There is almost no change in the loading capacity for the T6.1 compared to the earlier T5 model.

 However, a load-through feature now allows you to load long items into space under the passenger seat.

You can enjoy a load volume of between 5.8 and 9.3 cubic meters to park your cargo with the Transporter. The height of the boot varies depending on the variant.

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A Spacious Transporter Boot to Suit Your Cargo Needs

Volkswagen Transporter  Exterior Review

The automobile comes with a redesigned front bumper and radiator grille with LED day running lights. The model name is portrayed on the front  little chromed plates

It is not only available in multiple colors but also blends well with different sizes, shapes with either short or long wheelbases.

You can choose from four gross vehicle payloads(T26-2600kg, T28-2800kg, T30-3000kg, and T32-3200kg ) and three roof heights based on your needs.

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Volkswagen Transporter side view

VW Transporter  Reviews – What Past Buyers are Saying

 Find below some of the reviews that we get from our previous buyers.

Marclus Njiru

“It has an amazing fuel efficiency compared to its rivals. My love for this auto has just been rising since I bought it.”

Dominic Kunde

“My Transporter has now become my business companion. It has just become easy to do my commercial errands with the Transporter van. Many thanks to  Bestcarsforsaleinkenya.co.ke for helping me import this car.”

Catherine Muchiri

“I love Volkswagen cars; they never disappoint. From my VW Golf to my latest Transporter Pick-up, the thrill is just amazing.”


“I needed a car urgently to assist in my business of supplying masks. After several searches, I settled for the Transporter.  No regrets with fuel economy and comfort.”

Philip Kasiti

“I own a large farm in Mwea where we grow rice. I had a challenge transporting it to supermarkets since the roads there are rough. Bestcarsforsaleinkenya saved the day by introducing me to double cab chassis. I am glad I imported it.”

Common Questions We Get About the VW Transporter 

Here are some of the questions that we get about this model on our page.

1. Is the VW Transporter a Good Car?

This car comes with a high level of refinement, powerful engine, comfort, and technology that makes it stand out in the mid-sized panel van class. It is a good car.

2. How Much is a Transporter 2021 Model?

The price of the basic trim is about Kshs. 4.0million while the top range Transporter is more than Kshs. 6.0 million. 

This price may vary depending on dealer, mileage, trim variant, among others.

3. How Long Do Transporters Last?

It has been lauded for doing well over 400,000 kilometers. That implies that if you do about 25,000 km per year, the car can live well over 16years. 

4. Which Model of the Transporter is the Best?

The latest model, T6, is a good match due to its advanced loading features and high-tech safety features.  

T5 will also be a good alternative if your cost is not stretched.

5. What is the Largest Transporter?

With a payload of 1309kg, T32 TDI 110 short wheelbase model offers the biggest load volume of 9.3m3.

6. What is the Difference Between a T6 and a T6.1?

Transporter version T 6.1 is an upgrade of the T6 version with notable changes in the front grille, new side repeaters, and slimmer headlights.