Volkswagen Transporter Highline T30 SWB 2.0 TSI 150PS review: is this your ULEZ alternative?

By |2018-12-17T12:56:00+00:00December 17th, 2018|Van Chooser, Van Reviews, Volkswagen|

IF you want a panel van that lifts you above the mundane, gives you the edge for your trade, reflects the values of your business, then often there is only one choice: a Volkswagen Transporter. Smart, dependable, neat. Yes all of those, as well as the Business Van of the Year in 2017. After the Ford Transit and Custom, the [...]

VW Crafter Trendline CR35 MWB 2.0 TDI 140PS panel van review 

By |2017-05-15T14:44:34+01:00May 15th, 2017|Van Chooser, Van Reviews, Volkswagen|

What is it? This review is of the VW Crafter Trendline CR35 MWB 2.0 TDI 140PS version of the all-new second-generation VW Crafter, which Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles claim was designed and built following extensive customer research to best fulfil commercial vehicle operators’ needs. On top of being fit for purpose, the new Crafter offers buyers maximum flexibility and the widest [...]

Volkswagen Amarok Aventura 3.0 V6 TDI 224PS: Welcome muscle for premium pick-up

By |2016-12-12T12:57:34+00:00December 8th, 2016|Van Chooser, Van Reviews, Volkswagen|

Volkswagen Amarok Aventura 3.0 V6 TDI 224PS What is it? The Volkswagen Amarok Aventura is the face-lifted version of Volkswagen’s big pick-up, our previous Business Vans award-winner. Which after six-years and 14,800 sold in the UK, receives styling tweaks, a revised centre console and infotainment systems in the interior and most importantly a selection of 3.0-litre TDI V6 engines to replace [...]

Refreshed Amarok 3.0 V6 TDI now available to order

By |2016-11-29T15:57:54+00:00November 29th, 2016|Van Chooser, Van News, Volkswagen|

Refreshed Volkswagen Amarok key points Now open to order with first deliveries in January Prices from £32,493 for 204bhp V6 Trendline up to £39,381 limited edition 236bhp Aventura 2.0-litre TDI has been replaced by a 3.0-litre V6 TDI - the first six-cylinder in the pick-up segment 236bhp range-topper gives 119mph top speed and 0-60mph in just 8 seconds. THERE’S a face-lifted version [...]

New VW Amarok Aventura: Volkswagen’s wolf gets more bite

By |2016-07-04T12:15:26+01:00July 4th, 2016|Van Chooser, Van Reviews, Volkswagen|

New VW Amarok Aventura Amarok key details Available in UK: December/January 3-litre V6 turbo diesels Price on road: 'Mid-to-high £20,000s' What is it? As of late this year, new VW Amarok Aventura - the next generation of double cab, go-anywhere, one tonne payload,  two- or four-wheel-drive  pick-up that's our Business  Van Awards Best Pick-up of 2016 - will better live up [...]

VW Transporter Panel Van T28 Trendline SWB 2.0TDI 102PS: Handsome mover for city work

By |2016-06-02T17:40:41+01:00June 2nd, 2016|Van Chooser, Van Reviews, Volkswagen|

VW Transporter Panel Van T28 Trendline SWB 2.0TDI 102PS What is it? The VW Transporter Panel Van T28 Trendline SWB 2.0TDI 102PS is the most compact panel van in the sixth generation range in this short-wheelbase form at just under 4.9 metres long making it a great choice for urban delivery work. Add on the standard audible parking sensors front and rear and [...]

Volkswagen Caddy Highline 1.4 TSI 125PS six-speed manual: Petrol power another Caddy attraction

By |2016-05-31T11:37:27+01:00May 31st, 2016|Van Chooser, Van Reviews, Volkswagen|

Volkswagen Caddy Highline 1.4 TSI 125PS six-speed manual: What is it? THE Volkswagen Caddy Highline 1.4 TSI 125PS six-speed manual is the latest version of the Caddy van, now with petrol power. But why you might ask? Well, diesel engines have been getting a fair amount of stick for their nitrogen oxides output and with ultra-low emissions zones likely to become a reality – [...]

Volkswagen Caddy 2.0 TDI Trendline: 2nd report

By |2016-05-24T14:27:37+01:00May 24th, 2016|Van Chooser, Van Reviews, Volkswagen|

Volkswagen Caddy 2.0 TDI Trendline Our Caddy economy Official MPG: 61.4mpg Our Average MPG: 43mpg Our Best MPG: 43mpg MONTH two of Volkswagen Caddy 2.0 TDI Trendline ownership has mostly revolved around piling more miles on this attractive metallic blue van, with launch trips, company visits and a two-day trip to the CV Show in Birmingham, adding to this Volkswagen’s clock. The [...]

Volkswagen Caddy 2.0 TDI Trendline: First long term report

By |2016-05-03T20:40:24+01:00May 3rd, 2016|Van Reviews, Volkswagen|

Volkswagen Caddy 2.0 TDI Trendline: First long term report Caddy 2.0-litre TDi fuel statistics Official MPG: 61.4mpg Our Average MPG: 34.1mpg Our Best MPG: 34.1mpg SO the T6 Combi has gone and instead it’s time to welcome back the smaller Volkswagen Caddy, the Caddy 2.0 TDI Trendline, to Business Van’s long-term fleet. I say welcome back, as regular readers will [...]

Volkswagen T6 Transporter Kombi T30 Highline 2.0 TDi 140 DSG: Third long-term report

By |2016-03-02T17:12:15+00:00March 2nd, 2016|Van Reviews, Volkswagen|

Transporter T6 fuel statistics Official MPG: 36.7mpg Our Average MPG: 20mpg Our Best MPG: 28.6mpg AS I write, the man from Volkswagen is just days away from picking up the T6, but I’ve still managed to cram in some long trips in the Volkswagen T6 Transporter Kombi T30 Highline 2.0 TDi 140 DSG for our last month together. First was [...]

Volkswagen Transporter Kombi T30 Highline 2.0 TDI 140 DSG: Second long-term report

By |2016-01-15T14:52:10+00:00January 15th, 2016|Van Reviews, Volkswagen|

Volkswagen Transporter Kombi T30 Highline 2.0 TDI 140 DSG Facts, Figures Official MPG: 36.7mpg Our Average MPG: 28.6mpg Our Best MPG: 28.6mpg CHRISTMAS has been and gone, we’ve welcomed in 2016 and it’s hard to believe that I’ve been behind the wheel of our Transporter  for just over a month. Not long after I’d filed the first long-term report on [...]

Volkswagen Transporter Kombi T30 Highline 2.0 TDI 140 DSG: First long-term report

By |2015-12-12T21:55:04+00:00December 11th, 2015|Van Reviews, Volkswagen|

Facts, figures, likes and dislikes Official MPG: 36.7mpg Our average MPG – N/A Our best MPG – N/A We like: Easy to drive, spacious load area, all the standard kit, comfortable and refined performer, high quality We don’t like: App Connect system not working, are those 18-inch wheels too big? THE T6 Volkswagen Transporter has only been on sale for [...]

Volkswagen Transporter T6 review: The smooth, refined alternative

By |2015-10-15T10:20:00+01:00October 13th, 2015|Van Reviews, Volkswagen|

Volkswagen Transporter T28 2.0 TDI Highline Panel Van:   Like the Caddy before it, Volkswagen Commercial has appeared to have gone with the theory that ‘if it isn’t broke don’t fix it’ - looks deceive with the new Transporter T6, for apart from new bumpers, lights and mirrors it could be the outgoing T5, but under the skin it's more refined. [...]

Volkswagen Caddy 1.6 TDI Black Edition – Long Term Test Month 5

By |2015-09-29T13:44:56+01:00September 29th, 2015|Van Reviews, Volkswagen|

THE final month of Caddy ownership finishes the way it started with last-minute miles added to the Volkswagen CV’s odometer- and a trip near Volkswagen UK’s headquarters for the launch of our van’s replacement - the Mk4 Caddy. Driving the all-new Caddy almost felt like cheating with your best-mate’s girlfriend, after five months with the Caddy Black. The good news for [...]

Volkswagen Caddy 2.0 TDI Bluemotion review: Car-like upgrades for trade favourite

By |2015-09-17T15:04:55+01:00September 17th, 2015|Van Reviews, Volkswagen|

Volkswagen Caddy 2.0 TDI Bluemotion review What is it? At first glance, Caddy Mk4 looks like a more angular version of the Mk3 – but get past the looks and you realise there are more significant changes than just the slicker exterior metalwork. Under the new metal, Caddy Mk4 boasts a new range of class-leading safety, convenience and comfort features. [...]

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