The Volkswagen LT was a brilliant van during its 10 years of production from 1996 until 2006. The van was eventually discontinued due to rivals offering more sophisticated features.

We take a look at some of the van’s best features.

The drive

Handling the vehicle came easy with power steering offered as standard. The 2.5 litre diesel engine produces 90 BHP or 109 BHP. The most powerful version is able to produce around 130 BHP, however this version probably isn’t worth the bother as the lower powered engines are adequate enough for all purposes.


The seating position for the driver is able to be fully adjusted to suit exactly how they wish to sit. This allows the driver to get full vision of the road ahead.

The rear doors are able to open 270 degrees. However this is only available on certain models. Depending on the type of model, the load bay varies from 7.0 cubic meters to 13.4 cubic meters. The weight in which the load bay is able to handle varies from 1,045 kg to 2,543 kg.

Altogether there are three wheelbases and two roof heights.


The Volkswagen LT has brilliant safety features including ABS brakes as standard.

An immobiliser comes as standard but central locking was on the options list. If you were to purchase one now, it’s probably worth going for a van that did take that as an option.