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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Knocks The Competition For Six At 2014 Business Van Of The Year Awards


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MILTON KEYNES, UNITED KINGDOM – Jan 20, 2014: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is celebrating a stunning trophy haul at the inaugural 2014 Business Van Awards. The brand swept the board on its way to collecting the sought-after Van of the Year title for the Transporter.

As well as winning the top honour, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles claimed five of this year’s 12 categories, including Best Large Trades Van for Transporter, Best Heavy Van for Crafter and Best Utility Pick-Up and Best Double Cab for the Amarok.Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles also scooped the manufacturer award for Best Service Package.

Announcing the results before an industry audience, Business Vans’ editorial director, Ralph Morton, commented:

Van of the Year and Best Large Trades Van – Transport
‘Congratulations to Volkswagen and its Transporter model for winning the inaugural Business Van of the Year award and Best Trades Van accolade. The Transporter is the ideal all-rounder for the trades, offering quality, value and reliability in equal measure – exactly what any small business running a van requires.’

Best Utility Pick-Up and Best Double Cab – Amarok
‘The Amarok scooped a double win for delivering high standards of quality and reliability. Everything you would expect from a Volkswagen.’

Best Heavy Van – Crafter
'The Crafter impressed the judges with its ability to surpass operators’ needs while delivering reduced running costs thanks to its BlueMotion Technology.’

Best Service Package for Van Owners – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
‘The judges were impressed by Volkswagen’s service offering and the back-up provided by the brand’s dedicated Van Centre network which features extended hours, fast emergency repairs and courtesy vehicles that are vital for busy small businesses.’

Commenting on the awards success, Alex Smith, Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, added: ‘We’re delighted to receive these honours from Business Van. To get such recognition demonstrates the strength of the brand and the quality of our products. Winning the best service package shows that we’re doing a great job of keeping customers happy and on the road, which is truly gratifying.’