13 March, 2008: A panel of industry experts has judged the Volkswagen Caddy to be the Best Small Van in the 2008 Fleet News Awards, and also shortlisted the Volkswagen Transporter and Crafter for the Best Medium Van and Best Large Van awards.

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Commenting on the awards, the judges said the Volkswagen Caddy had ‘superb build quality, proven reliability and fantastic residual values’.

Chris Blue, National Fleet Manager, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles said: ‘A strong reputation for reliability and class-leading whole life costs are key strengths of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles range of vans, so we’re delighted that the Caddy as well as the Transporter and Crafter vans all achieved such a high profile in these awards.  

These strengths, plus the back-up of Volkswagen’s unique network of dedicated Van Centres, helped deliver record sales again last year – and more satisfied fleet customers,’ he continued.

The judges for the van awards consisted of Peter Howard – Head of Fleet Supply at British Telecom, Nick Skillman – Director Northgate PLC, David Fildes – LCV valuation manager at CAP, plus Martyn Moore and Trevor Gelken – editors of Fleet News and Fleet Van, respectively.

With the Caddy, Transporter, Crafter, plus the new Caddy Maxi, the award-winning Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles range offers a van to suit every customer, with load volumes from 3.2 m³ up to 17.0 m³ and payloads from 720 kg up to 2,418 kg.

Full details of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles range are available from www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk or by calling 0800 717131.


Notes to editors:  An electronic image is available to accompany this release from www.volkswagenpressoffice.co.uk or Newspress.  For more information, please contact John Rawlings, Press and Public Relations Manager, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles on 01908 601478, 07872 379544 or john.rawlings@vwcv.co.uk.

About Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles:
The Volkswagen Transporter van is an icon and over 10 million have been produced.  Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles range now includes the Caddy Transporter and Crafter van ranges, plus the Caravelle MPV and California campervan, all available from its dedicated, nationwide network of Van Centres in the UK. For full information, or to find your nearest retailer, go to www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk.

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