Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles claim a triple crown at the 2016 Business Vans Awards


Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has claimed three of the top honours at this year’s Business Vans Awards. Volkswagen impressed the judges with a number of its products as well as its pre- and after-sales support packages which are provided by the brand’s dedicated Van Centre network.

This year’s awards saw Volkswagen presented with the ‘Best Pick up’ award for its Amarok. Whether it’s a do-it-all load carrying double cab or rugged off-road pick-up the Amarok remains a favourite with business and private owners alike. Business Vans’ editor Martyn Collins commented: “Despite challenges from rivals the Amarok remains the best pick-up on the market. The winning 2.0-litre Trendline 180 PS 4Motion version of the Volkswagen is perfect for small firms and traders who want a high-quality, no-nonsense workhorse with plenty of standard kit.”

Volkswagen’s flexible load carrying crew van, the Transporter Kombi, continues to impress the Business Vans judges, winning ‘Best Crew Van’ for the second year in a row. The sixth-generation of the Transporter Kombi features some major technology updates over the previous model. Available with a range of engine options, the latest model delivers a new design, an all-new infotainment system as well as a host of new engineering and safety features.

Commenting on the Transporter Kombi’s win Collins said: “The Transporter Kombi continues to meet the needs of small businesses and trades by doubling as a tax-efficient dual-use vehicle: a working van during the day, but with that extra seating practicality, plus sliding rear windows, and a vehicle to accommodate the family at the weekend. Meaning that owners don’t need an additional car as the Kombi does it all with the prestige of the VW badge.”

Volkswagens’ pre- and after-sales support also stood out for the judges with the brand being awarded the accolade for Best Finance and Service Package. Volkswagen continues to work in partnership with its customers to provide the best products and customer service. The brand’s broad product range and extensive pre and aftersales services offers busy businesses the perfect commercial vehicle partner to help keep their fleet up-to-date and on the road cost effectively and with minimal hassle.

Collins commented: "Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has once again won the Best Finance and Service Package, because they more than rivals, realise that buying the van is just part of the ownership process. Their extensive aftersales service offer and excellent finance products offer small businesses the complete package.

“Offering excellent in-life service and maintenance programmes, extended opening hours, like-for-like courtesy vehicles and comprehensive finance options help businesses to not only get on the road but also keep moving cost-effectively and with minimal disruption. It all adds up to a comprehensive but transparent ownership proposition."

Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Carl zu Dohna, collected the awards for the brand and commented: “This is another excellent result for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and demonstrates the strength of the brand and the quality of our products. To get such recognition for our finance and service packages is particularly pleasing. We continue to work in partnership with our customers to provide the very best levels of aftersales support to them.”