Volkswagen Van

CADDY SHACK | Van Review – VW Caddy

VW Globally prepares to launch its all-new Caddy while continuing to develop its e-Crafter for zero-emissions operation. Volkswagen continues to power along on a plateau, with sales for 2019 across the globe showing deliveries of 491,600 light commercial vehicles, just 1.6 per cent below the level of the previous year (499,700). While the company recorded modest growth in the European ...

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CRAFTER RETURNS | Van Review – Volkswagen Crafter

Volkswagen re-enters the large-van segment with the all-new Crafter range – Report by Stuart Martin. The brand kicking goals with Amarok and Transporter has launched a barrage into the large-van segment with the return of Crafter. No longer shared with Mercedes-Benz, the Volkswagen workhorse is back in the pricelist with an automatic transmission, a requisite feature in the LCV van ...

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The Invisible Van | VAN REVIEW

Since the split of the joint manufacturing relationships with Mercedes-Benz that enabled the Sprinter and Crafter to be built at the same Mercedes-Benz production facilities in Ludwigsfelde and Dusseldorf in Germany, Volkswagen has introduced a totally new Crafter model designed by VW and built in a new greenfield factory at Poznan in Poland. It’s an all new design and one ...

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THE VAN MAN | Small Van Review

Rob Randazzo and Brenton O’Connor review the small to medium van sector. Visitors to Sydney airport can gain an immediate impression of the importance of the van segment to the courier market simply by walking past the huge DHL courier depot located adjacent to the domestic terminal. It’s a hive of activity as dozens of yellow bee-like Ford Transits of ...

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Medium well-done

An impressive field of mainly-Euro mid-sized load carriers gave the Delivery Magazine Medium Van of the Year judges plenty to think about.   Judgment Day Stuart Martin delivers his adjudication Mercedes-Benz Vito 114 – Second It’s the most expensive here – although the IVECO gets close – but given the standard safety features and its composure on the road there’s ...

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Small Solutions

Delivery looks for the best in the light-van category through the eyes of six judges Judgment Day As the head of the judicial panel, contributing editor Stuart Martin provides his overview of the four contenders facing off for the small-van title, including the award’s defending titleholder, Renault’s Kangoo. In this four-way contest, each of the participants carried 300 kg of ...

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On The Bus

Delivery’s people-mover category brought an interesting variety of options, some of which are totally unique in appeal and practicality. For Rob Randazzo, the thing that sets people movers apart from other load carriers is that your load has the ability to express its needs and opinions – and does! The only real unique advantage is that it self-loads (or unloads) ...

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Little Boxes

The fourth-generation Caddy returns to petrol power – Words by Chris Mullett Without doubt, the groundswell of interest in small car-derived delivery vans pretty much owes its success to the Volkswagen Caddy. While there were predecessors such as the Holden Combo, the Caddy got the backing of the manufacturer through a focus on light commercials that wasn’t even considered relevant ...

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The Money or the Box

For VW’s Transporter T6, the focus is all about fuel economy – Words and images by Chris Mullett Recent entrants into the highly contested medium van segment that have arrived on our shores from China may at first sight look like they provide a financial benefit over the established European brands. But, although the one box van shape may look ...

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The Oncoming Crafter

Volkswagen prepares the 2017 Crafter for its global launch Following on from Delivery Magazine’s last issue where we were able to show early photographs of the 2017 Volkswagen Crafter, we now have more details on the vehicle that can be a total game changer for VW sales performance. In its cooperative phase that saw VW and Mercedes-Benz share the production ...

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