January 18, 2018

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles extends scrappage scheme for 2018

There’s good news for businesses looking to update their company transport in 2018: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has extended the scrappage scheme launched in September 2017 to encourage the exchange of latest generation, lower-emission new vehicles, in tandem with the removal of older, Euro 1-41 emissions standards vehicles from the UK.

’Tis the season to be busy… for Britain’s van drivers

A new study by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has found that Britain’s van drivers could be the forgotten heroes of the holidays, making as many deliveries as Santa himself and working over the festive period to make everyone’s Christmas merry.

Petrol options widen scope for Caddy buyers

VW has been quick to introduce a trio of petrol engine options to its Caddy range. And, says Dan Gilkes, in the right circumstances they make sound sense.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 410,900 vehicles to the end of October

From January to the end of October, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 410,900 vehicles to customers worldwide, representing an increase of 5.1 per cent compared with the same period last year.

Volkswagen designs and delivers bespoke vans to Omega Red Group

Electrical earthing and lightning protection contractors, Omega Red Group, has taken delivery of a fleet of bespoke Transporter models from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

Volkswagen completes Crafter range roll out

Volkswagen has completed its Crafter range launch, with the introduction of rear and all-wheel drive versions of the van and chassis cab line-up. As announced at this year’s CV Show, where the firm launched the front-wheel drive models, there will also be an eight-speed automatic transmission offered with some engines.

AEB system drives down insurance group ratings

Operators of the new Volkswagen Crafter should see insurance premiums falling after the van’s group ratings were reduced by up to four groups. The reduction follows the standard fitment of advanced autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems on all models, according to the manufacturer.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles seals the deal with SD Sealants

A new agreement between Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and sealants and cosmetic repairs contractor, SD Sealants Ltd, will see the company take on 30 new Transporter vans over the next three years.

Europcar UK adds all-new Volkswagen Crafter to commercial fleet

Vehicle rental service Europcar UK, a subsidiary of Europcar Group, has added 170 new Volkswagen Crafter panel vans to its commercial fleet, which are now available from Europcar’s locations across the UK.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles starts Amarok production in Ecuador

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and contract partner FISUM in Quito (Ecuador) have begun operation of the production facilities for the new Amarok model.