​Five-trophy haul for Volkswagen at 2018 Business Van awards

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has kicked off another award-winning year, with all of its models claiming accolades at the 2018 Business Van Awards and the Caddy being named overall van of the year.

The Caddy was also named the best small trades van, the Transporter Kombi claimed the title of best crew van for the fourth consecutive year, the all-new Crafter became best heavy van and the Amarok reclaimed its position as best pick-up.

“Trades looking for the smartest, most professional-looking small van for their sector need look no further,” said Ralph Morton, Editorial Director of Business Van, about the petrol Caddy 1.2 TSI, which won its category and the van of the year award. “The Caddy is the epitome of professionalism, backed by a network that's dedicated to the small business sector and running costs to make any van operator smile.”

Commenting on the Crafter’s award, Ralph added: “With every configuration van operators could wish for, a brilliant interior, and a host of technology aids, the Crafter further underpins its position at the top of this sector with really competitive running costs.”

The independent judging panel said Volkswagen’s overall success was “a significant achievement and reflects the spot-on brand, image and operational benefits that Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles offer the trades and SME sector”.

Head of Fleet for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, David Hanna, collected the awards on behalf of the brand at a ceremony in London. He said: “This is a fantastic result and a great way for the brand to start 2018. For all of our models to triumph in their categories demonstrates the breadth of our range.

“The Business Van awards are a seal of approval for SME customers, giving them confidence to know they're choosing the right products for their businesses.”

Best Small Trades Van – Volkswagen Caddy 1.2 TSI C20 84ps Startline BMT.

Best Heavy Van – Volkswagen Crafter CR30 L3H3 2.0 TDI 102 Startline

Best Pick up – Volkswagen Amarok 3.0V6 TDI 204 Highline BMT Auto

Best Crew Van – Volkswagen Transporter Kombi T30 SWB 2.0TDI 102 Highline BMT

Best Overall Van - Volkswagen Caddy 1.2 TSI C20 84ps Startline BMT