Last year was a successful one for Volkswagen’s commercial vehicle division, but the company is not resting on its laurels. Sales improved 7.8% versus 2014, and almost 48,000 vans were sold. Volkswagen was second only to Ford in the light commercial vehicle market with an 11.6% share.
The launch of the Caddy and Transporter vans helped with these results. The former even had 1.2-litre and 1.4-litre TSI petrol engines added, despite not originally being destined for these shores. They were introduced for customers who do not typically travel long distances but instead, tend to travel in and around cities and towns.
Special editions of the Caddy and Transporter will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, from March 1 this year. The rest of the range, including the Amarok, is due to get a facelift by the end of the year. The updated Crafter will be available to buy in 2017, but before then it will be officially revealed at Hanover’s IAA commercial vehicle show in September this year.
Construction of the new Crafter will take place in Września, central Poland, the location of the company’s new manufacturing centre. The all-new Crafter will be joined in production by a heavy-duty panel van from MAN SE, a subsidiary of Volkswagen, which will also be sold in the UK.
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