Volkswagen Motor Company
The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle range is one of the largest commercial ranges available and it is a real contender in the van market. Volkswagen have been producing quality commercial vehicles for 6 decades with their most popular model being the iconic Volkswagen Transporter Van. The Transporter Van has become the stand out van in the VW range and enjoys a reputation perhaps like no other in both the commercial and leisure markets. In fact it is such a popular vehicle with such a dedicated following that it even has festivals and other events dedicated to it!
Aside from the VW Transporter there are many models in the range that include vehicles for both business and leisure. At the smaller end of the scale are the Caddy and Caddy Maxi - perfect everyday vehicles for the smaller business or for the business that runs a fleet of small vans. Then of course there is the Transporter which is the mid-size in the range. For those heavier duty jobs there is the Crafter with its many conversions including Tipper, Dropside and Luton and of course the Amarok pickup.
All of the models in the VW commercial range are good contenders amongst others in their class but it is the Transporter that seems to have really won the hearts and minds of many. There is a whole range of merchandise now dedicated to the Volkswagen Transporter from collectible models of the various models to floral garlands to hang in the window. The Transporter has now entered its 6th generation with the Caddy seeing the release of its 4th generation.
With VW's commitment to increasing power and efficiency their Blue Motion technology is being used in their commercial range as well as their car range. Start/Stop technology now comes as standard on the Transporter, Caddy and Crafter and there are continuous improvements to improve and increase the efficiency of the range.
The Volkswagen range is comfortable and spacious and offers generous load spaces. The Caddy offers 4.2 cubic metres of load volume whilst the Transporter offers 9.3 cubic metres with 17 cubic metres being offered in the Crafter. Load volumes do, of course, vary and depend very much on the size and model of the vehicle in question. The VW Crafter has a reputable load length of 4,711mm and can handle up to 5 Euro pallets. The range has wide side sliding doors - available as an option on both sides. The rear double doors can be paneled, glazed or a tailgate can be chosen. The low load height is improved by the pneumatic suspension.
With safety as a priority VW vans have a wide range of safety features. Adaptive Cruise Control with Front Assist Area Monitoring System is a great safety feature, especially on fast roads, as it allows you to monitor the speed of the vehicle in front and adjusts it accordingly. Set it at the speed limit and don't worry about what is in front - the Front Assist Area Monitoring will do this for you. Lane Change Assist with side scan allows you to change lane without pulling out in front of something you didn’t see in your blind spot as it monitors this for you. Parking sensors and a rear view camera will also ensure that when parking you can avoid reversing or driving into anything that you may not see in time. Much like the cars in the VW range the commercial range carries a lot of the same features including the comfort of their mainstream vehicles.
The cabins are both spacious and comfortable and have all the latest technology to assist the driver with their day to day duties. For the driver who uses their cabin as their office there is a fold out desk in the central seat which is ideal for holding a laptop or for resting other paperwork on. To stay in control whilst on the move there is Bluetooth, Sat Nav and DB radio all controlled from the controls which are mounted on the steering wheel.