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Have you ever owned a Volkswagen LT40? Did you have to replace any parts? If so, we would love to hear about your experience of this vehicle and how the parts performed when fitted. Leave your comments in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Volkswagen LT40 Overview

The Volkswagen LT40 is classed as a light commercial vehicle which was produced by the German automobile manufacturing company Volkswagen. This vehicle was in production from 1975 until 2006 over two generations. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles was established as a division of the Volkswagen Group in 1996 and was then the producer of this vehicle. This vehicle replaced the Volkswagen Type 2 and was itself replaced by the VW Crafter. The LT40 was a 4.0 tonne vehicle which was introduced soon after the LT series came to be in 1975. These vehicles have great storage space and have some decent diesel engines. They have a spacious cabin which is pretty comfortable and the vehicles are well built and well priced. Does this sound like your experience of the LT40?

Volkswagen LT40 History

The first generation (1975-95) saw the introduction of the LT-series of Volkswagen light commercial vehicles. The three versions first available were the LT28, LT31 and LT35, with larger versions appearing soon after. The LT40 was the 4 tonne version which was one of the more heavy duty options available. Due to the heavier weight it would have to carry, it had a solid front axle. The vehicle was facelifted in 1986 and then again in 1993. These changes were only minor, mainly affecting the lights and grille. The second generation (1996-2006) was when Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles was introduced as a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, and the the new more modern LT was born. This was a joint venture with Mercedes-Benz, whose version was known as the Mercedes Sprinter. The LT was replaced with the VW Crafter in 2006.

Model Types

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Fuel Economy

The Volkswagen LT40 was available in the following engines, depending on which generation: 2.0 or 2.4L petrol and 2.5, 2.7 and 2.8L diesel engines. The diesel engines were the more economical and were reliable and well refined. Which engine did you have and how did it perform in terms of fuel economy?


The Volkswagen LT40 was available in both manual and automatic gearboxes. Which gearbox did you have and how did you rate its performance? We have a section of our website dedicated to Volkswagen gearbox parts where you can have a look for the gearbox parts you need for your LT40.


We have Volkswagen LT40 parts available here at Breakeryard. We know that these parts can be expensive to replace, that's why we have a comprehensive network of UK Breakers with parts for all makes and models at very low prices. Enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the LT40 parts page to locate the exact parts you need for your vehicle.