Looking for VW T6 Van Insurance?
Released in April 2015, the T6 is the latest in Volkswagen’s incredibly popular T-series. Recognised worldwide for their style, functionality and remarkable versatility, Volkswagen Transporters are highly regarded in the UK as light commercial vehicles, people carriers and campervans and the T6 is no exception.
With so many VW Transporters on UK roads, very often converted and modified and used for a wide variety of domestic, commercial and leisure activities, finding a straightforward quote for a T6, T5 or T4 isn’t easy. Prices vary dramatically depending on insurer, where you live and the unique specifications of your T6.
VW T6 Insurance Groups
Being the latest in the coveted VW van range, the T6 is going to sit at the higher end of the ABI Insurance Groups. You’re going to pay more to drive a T6 on the road than an T5 or T4 and this reflected in insurance costs. The T6 has maintained the good looks of the T5, is newer, shiner and more technically savvy, making it all the more appealing to thieves and more expensive to replace if damaged or written off. None of these facts are lost on insurers and so it’s likely your T6 will be in a higher insurance group.
Comparing T6 to T6 from an insurance perspective, is a bit like comparing apples and pears – they have all come from the same manufacturer, but there are so many variations, conversions and modifications that they fall within a broad range of insurance groups.
If you’re comparing the cost of insuring a VW T6 with a VW T5 then things get even trickier. Naturally the specifications, modifications and condition of each van can influence insurance quotes, and there are subtle differences to take into account such as T5 having a larger tank range or the T6’s BlueMotion Technology, advanced fuel economy and safety features.
Modified VW T6 Insurance
When the T6 hit the UK market, enthusiasts and converters couldn’t wait to make them their own. There are countless high specification modifications for the T6, especially if you’re planning a camper conversion, but when it comes to modified van insurance it’s important to be honest.
The T6 comes with noise suppression as standard, the engines are newer, cleaner and more efficient than on standard previous transporters and the overall drive and feel is considered more refined, all meaning performance modifications are not as likely on an already high-spec T6. Modifications to functionality and usage are very popular on all Volkswagen Transporters and are unlikely to have the dramatic impact on insurance premiums that performance modifications are legendary for. As always, it’s advisable to declare all modifications to insurers in order to avoid any nasty surprises down the line, especially if modifications relate to a change in use.
VW T6 Insurance – Useful FAQs
This differs between insurers, but some consider lowered suspension to be a performance modification, in which case this will push up van insurance quotes.
Whether your T6 is factory standard, privately modified or professionally converted, all of the below could influence your insurance price. Insurers will need to know:
- Is it short or long wheel-base?
- Does it have tailgate or barn doors?
- Is the roof standard, high-top or converted?
- Is it long or short nose, 4WD, diesel?
- Does it have a manual gearbox?
- How many seats does it have?
- Are there windows in the back?
- Is it a campervan, panel van, people carrier or other?
As well as details specific to your T6, your own credentials as a driver impact on insurance quotes, such as how old you are, if you have points on your licence, how many years no claims you hold, where you live and if you’re looking to add a named driver.
Yes, the more detail you can give the better. Non-disclosure can invalid a policy if discovered, plus many UK insurers will cover non-performance modifications, for example body kits or alloy wheels without additional charge.