Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ latest generation Transporter has continued its winning streak, claiming the ‘Best Medium Van’ and ‘Best New Van’ awards at this year’s Van Fleet World Honours. The Transporter’s superb drivability, extensive range and smooth, economical engines gave it the edge over its rivals in the hotly contested medium van sector of the LCV market.
The sixth-generation Transporter offers two wheelbase options, three roof heights and a wide choice of load volumes and payloads. The Transporter is also available with a range of 2.0-litre engines, manual and DSG automated transmissions and two- and four-wheel drive.
Dan Gilkes, Van Fleet World editor commented: “All of the players in this market have produced incredibly strong mid-weight contenders. This is perhaps the hardest class to decide, until you get behind the wheel and drive. The T6 Transporter had this award sewn up from the moment we first turned the key in the ignition. Of all the vans that we tried last year, Volkswagen’s T6 Transporter was the one that delivered a winning drive.”
Available as a panel van, kombi, shuttle or Caravelle as well as with chassis cab and dropside variants, the Transporter comes with a comprehensive list of safety equipment which includes standard Driver Alert and Automatic Post Collision Braking Systems. The sixth generation Transporter also boasts an impressive list of additional safety feature options including Adaptive Cruise Control, City Emergency Braking System and High Beam Assist.
Chris Black, Head of Fleet for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, collected the awards on behalf of the brand at the ceremony in London, and commented: “This is another excellent result for the Transporter and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. The Transporter continues to impress judging panels across the industry with its winning blend of flexibility, reliability and drivability, and the judges’ views are also shared by our customers. This latest iteration of the iconic Transporter is proving to be the best yet.”
These latest awards join a growing number in Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ trophy cabinet. Recent wins include the prestigious ‘International Van of the Year 2016’ award, and VansA2Z’s ‘Van of the Year 2016’ accolade. For more information on Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ award-winning range of products and services.