Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles for 191
Volkswagen has released its special offers for those looking to buy a van or commercial vehicle in January. Volkswagen's 191 commercial offers include a 1.9 per cent interest rate for Hire Purchase finance (which it claims is the lowest-rate HP offer out there for vans), alongside a dedicated commercial PCP finance offer, and leasing offers that start at just €209 with no deposit. That Hire Purchase offer can also be stretched out over five years if you like.
Volkswagen says that its van sales have grown by some 14 per cent so far this year (which must surely be a sign of some decent health in the overall economy), and that the introduction of the new Crafter van has been a key driver in that growth. Crafter sales are up by 60 per cent for the year so far.
Next year will see more van and special vehicle introductions, including the much-anticipated Grand California, a spacious camper van based on the big Crafter, and costing from €55,000 when it arrives early next year.
Electric vans will also start to come online next year. Co-developed with engineering and car tuning firm ABT, the e-Caddy and e-Transporter will both hit the Irish market in 2019. The e-Caddy will come with claimed range of 220km and a maximum payload of 645kg, while the e-Transporter will have as much as 400km range (depending on the size of the battery pack) and a maximum payload of between 750kg and 1,050kg.
Volkswagen's commercial arm claims that it's doing well on the customer service side of things too, pointing to its €259 inclusive service pack offer and the fact that all of its services and repairs are covered by a two-year unlimited mileage warranty.
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