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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Extends Fleet Partnership With Sky

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LONDON – Dec 7, 2014: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has strengthened its relationship with Sky in a deal that will see the van manufacturer supply an additional 1,120 vehicles to the broadcaster’s fleet.

The agreement is for 930 Caddy Maxi Startline BlueMotion Technology (BMT) and 190 Transporter Startline BMT vehicles. The vehicles, which will start to be delivered later this month, will boost Sky’s Volkswagen fleet to 2,500.

With more than 10 million TV and broadband customers across the country and thousands of Sky engineer home visits a day, the well-known Sky liveried Volkswagen vans have become a regular sight on British roads.

Operational benefits for Sky include class-leading residual values*, and a range of frugal, fuel-efficient engines that emit low levels of CO2, helping to save on fuel costs and reduce the fleet's impact on the environment.

Other reasons why the Sky team selected the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi include its generous load area – 4.2 m³ and a load length of 2.25 m – and high level of standard equipment, while the Transporter was also selected for its practicality and impressive fuel consumption**.

All of the new vehicles, which will start to arrive from later this month, have had racking installed and will be wrapped in Sky’s livery.

David Landy***, Fleet Manager for Sky said: ‘We chose a fleet solution which aligned to the goals of our business. We wanted vehicles that would give us best MPG, lowest CO2 and easy accessibility to our customers. We also wanted vehicles known for longevity, reliability and good residual values. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is a great operational fit for our business.’

Alastair Hemmings, National Fleet Manager, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK, added: ‘The power of our residual values means we are highly competitive and able to offer outstanding value for money. Our dedicated fleet support team means we can also supply fleet customers with excellent options and a bespoke service.’

The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles fleet team includes five area managers, four corporate managers and five business centre managers covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Its business centre support team is able to provide fleet managers with the best professional service and advice, from legislation to emissions, quickly and efficiently.