Even though the commercial vehicle market has been going through a slump over the past few years, manufacturing giant Volkswagen are still reporting success and a high number of sales for some of their most popular models. According to recent reports, the company sold a record breaking amount of commercial vehicles during the month of September 2013 with 5,276 new vehicles registered. This means that sales were up ten per cent compared to September 2012, and the company achieved its highest ever sales […]
Due to the economic climate, fewer people now have the money to invest in a new commercial vehicle as often as they would like, which means that they are now looking for good-quality second hand vehicles instead. However, at the same time most people are holding onto their commercial vehicles for longer periods of time, leading to a demand for second hand vehicles that is difficult for most dealerships to meet.
2012 was a mixed year for commercial vehicle manufacturers due to the fact that some months sales increased dramatically, whilst in others they dropped just as fast. Overall, there was a decline in demand from Western European countries for new commercial vehicles due to the poor economy and reluctance from companies and fleet managers to invest in new vehicles. However, Volkswagen has now reported that even though last year may have been difficult, the company has achieved record sales of their city delivery […]
When purchasing a van, one of the most important things to consider is what your budget is and what type of van you can realistically get for your money. Not only this, you must also include in your budget the amount it will cost to run the vehicle, how much van insurance would be, and also the amount of road tax you would have to pay. All of this can add up very quickly, meaning that it can sometimes be difficult to […]
The Volkswagen Caddy van is an iconic commercial vehicle that most small van drivers will have some experience with during their careers. This is probably down to the fact that the Caddy has been on the small commercial vehicle market for thirty years now, and to celebrate this Volkswagen have released a special limited edition version of the vehicle for those true Caddy enthusiasts.
It has been reported that only 117 special edition units are being made, so those that are interested will want to […]
Commercial drivers will be rubbing shoulders with campervan drivers at four new Volkswagen showrooms in the Greater Manchester area soon, as one of the leading commercial franchise owners plans to invest over a quarter of a million pounds in a new venture.
The Manchester Volkswagen Van Centre has traditionally dealt with customers who typically cover their vehicles with commercial van insurance but in a move that appears to be bucking the national trend, the centre is expanding to accommodate the growing trade in lifestyle vehicles such […]
German manufacturer Volkswagen plan to give fleet operators the opportunity to road test their new Crafter Van for up to six months thanks to a ‘try before you buy’ scheme. They will be making about eighty vans available to fleet operators who they are confident will be buying the vehicle at the end of the six month scheme.
Every firm who takes part in the scheme will be required to stay in regular contact and give feedback throughout the six month period on aspects such as […]
Volkswagen van drivers across the UK will be better placed to budget for their vehicle maintenance in future, as VW announce plans to standardise service costs across the nation.
In a move that will please most van drivers, Volkswagen have decided to introduce fixed pricing for interim and full service plans for their commercial vehicles at their van centres across the country. This will allow small businesses to incorporate costs into their business plans for the year very much like they would with their commercial vehicle […]