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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles' all-new Caddy triumphs at 2021 Van Fleet World Great British Fleet Awards

Mar 17, 2021

  • New Caddy awarded Compact High-Cube Van of the Year
  • Transporter 6.1 highly commended for Medium Van of the Year
  • Awards are decided by an expert judging panel of industry editors
  • The Great British Fleet Awards recognise the best of the UK commercial vehicle industry

Milton Keynes, UK – The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles all-new Caddy has been crowned Compact High Cube Van of the Year in the Great British Fleet Awards, while the Transporter was highly commended in the Medium Van of the Year category.

Despite fierce competition, the fifth-generation Caddy has scooped the award for Compact High-Cube Van of the Year. Launched in 2020, the compact van was praised for its state-of-the-art technology, comfort, and reliability.

The Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 was also honoured at the awards as it was highly commended in the Medium Van of the Year category. The judges recommended the model for its refreshed design and cutting-edge connectivity.

The annual Van Fleet World Great British Fleet Awards highlight the leading fleet managers, suppliers and manufacturers in the UK, and were presented virtually this year to an audience of industry and business leaders.

The expert judging panel is made up of Fleet World’s editors, all of whom boast decades of invaluable experience and industry knowledge used to decide the winners in each category.

John Kendall, Editor of Van Fleet World commented: “Caddy has helped to set the standard in the Compact High Cube van segment and the latest fifth generation model looks set to continue the trend. It’s larger and easier to load. Engines are tried and tested familiar diesels with petrol and hybrid variants to follow. Buyers will have a choice of analogue or digital instruments to suit a variety of users and the tablet-like touchscreen is intuitive to use. On the road, it’s as smooth and comfortable to drive as you would expect from a Caddy. In short the Caddy is an impressive all-rounder and looks set to win new fleet customers in its first year on sale.”

The fifth-generation Caddy, which has been redesigned from the ground up, offers increased space, efficient engine options, additional driver assistance systems to improve safety, and a new connected Digital Cockpit and infotainment system. The new Caddy is open for order, with retail customers receiving free option upgrades on orders placed before March 31 and a deposit contribution of up to £2,400, 2.9% APR Representative*.

Claire English, Head of Fleet at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “We are delighted that just as it is launched, our all-new Caddy has won this distinguished award, and that the Transporter 6.1 has also been recognised in its category. This early affirmation for our new model will no doubt give fleet customers, large and small, great confidence in its qualities.”


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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Press Team
Kate Thompson 07713 265562
Amy Allen 07983 535116
Nicky Divey 07802 248310

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Telephone 01908 601478

Notes to editor:
*At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle. With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. 18s+. Subject to status & availability. T&Cs apply. Offer available for vehicles ordered by 31/03/21 from participating Van Centres. Indemnities may be required. Subject to changes in vehicle or equipment prices. Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 01/2021. Freepost Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Financial Services.

About Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles:
Over 60 years ago, the first Transporter arrived in the UK, creating a blueprint which others would follow: a van which gets the job done efficiently and reliably. Today, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles offers a diverse model range – from the compact Caddy, through the evergreen Transporter and sturdy Crafter panel vans, dropsides and tippers, to the Caravelle passenger carrier, and California and Grand California campervans. The vehicles are as versatile and dependable as Volkswagens have always been, but now they’re more spacious, more comfortable and safer than ever.

Every van also comes backed by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ ‘Working With You’ promise. It’s a commitment to work in partnership with businesses, providing them with the best products and aftersales support, whether they’re buying one or a thousand vans. For more information visit