Double Success for Volkswagen at 2020 What Van? Awards

11 Posted: 11th Dec 2019
Double Success for Volkswagen at 2020 What Van? Awards
    • Success for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles at What Van? Awards 2020
    • Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 claims first UK award ahead of launch
    • Transporter retains Used Van of the Year title for second year running
    • Awards presented at prestigious ceremony in London

    Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has claimed two top accolades at the What Van? Awards 2020, including the Best Medium Van title for the T6.1 and the Used Van of the Year award for the Transporter. These round off a successful year for the brand and set the T6.1 up for a successful launch in January.

    The What Van? awards are judged by a panel of light commercial vehicle editors from What Van? as well as residual value specialists, industry consultants and journalists.

    On presenting the T6.1 with its Medium Van of the Year award, What Van? Editor, James Dallas, said: ‘The Transporter is a legendary van and with the T6.1 Volkswagen has improved an already outstanding product.

    ‘This latest iteration boasts outstanding design features, the latest in engine technology and safety kit, low cost of ownership, the support of an excellent dealer network and, of course, an undeniably strong heritage.’

    Order books for the latest iteration of the iconic Transporter van opened in October, with first deliveries in January. The T6.1 brings the Transporter, whose story began a full 70 years ago, right up to date for the new decade with a number of safety, tech and comfort enhancements.

    Proving its longevity, the Transporter also retained its title as Used Van of the Year. Dallas commented: ‘Enduring class, rock-solid build quality and unbeatable residual values make the Volkswagen Transporter a worthy winner of the Used Van of the Year Award.’

    The awards were collected at a ceremony in London earlier today by Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Carl zu Dohna. He said: ‘Receiving these awards from What Van? is not only a great way to end to the year but also a great way to start 2020 and embark on the launch of the T6.1.

    ‘These awards are a great recognition of our strong products, but of equal or more importance to our customers, is the dedicated support they receive from our UK network of Van Centres and Authorised Repairers. I’m proud to receive this recognition and look forward to working with customers old and new next year.’

    Click here for information on Volkswagen’s award-winning range of products. 

Notes to Editor:

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, California camper and the Amarok pick-up. 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

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