Nov 26, 2018

  • New Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles finance offers as private hire demand soars
  • £3,000 initial rental contribution on the Caravelle MPV
  • Free servicing package helps keep fleets on the road longer
  • Caddy, Transporter, Amarok, California and Crafter models also included in offers 

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has responded to a surge in demand for private hire vehicles with a £3,000 initial rental contribution and free servicing offer on the Caravelle when financed with Contract Hire. The total number of licensed vehicles in England has soared by 16 per cent since 2015 to the highest on record*. 

The Caravelle, as seen on BBC’s The Apprentice, is offered from just £429 per month with a £3,000 initial rental contribution on Contract Hire. The model features a comfortable interior and state-of-the-art infotainment system, combined with a versatile driver workplace and low fuel consumption. 

Whether you’re transporting VIPs, shuttling airport arrivals or ferrying families for Christmas, there is a wide range of seat configurations, storage areas and electronic features to make the Caravelle your perfect partner. And it’s one of just a few vehicles which can accommodate up to seven people plus their luggage. 

Deals and competitive finance offers are also available from now until 2 January 2019 on the new Crafter, Transporter, the Caddy range, Amarok and California campervan. 

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is also continuing its free servicing package for vans bought from now until 2 January 2019**. The offer, launched earlier this year, includes one interim and one full service, which can cover customers across two years and 20,000 miles of routine servicing. 

As part of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Working With You promise, the offer helps make servicing and maintenance as easy and simple as possible with vehicle downtime often cited as one of the most challenging jobs for fleet managers. 

It allows fleets to plan and schedule services in advance, visit Van Centres with extended opening hours and receive automatic reminders when services are due. By keeping up to date on routine maintenance and servicing, vans can be kept on the road and running reliably for longer. 

Full details of all Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ finance plans and the free servicing offer, are available online at or from any of Volkswagen’s 71 Van Centres nationwide. Here, advice is also available on the best finance solution for any particular fleet, whether that’s contract hire, finance lease, hire purchase or Solutions PCP (available on certain models only). 

Another benefit provided free of charge with every contract hire or finance lease contract is access to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Financial Services’ Driverline programme. This is a dedicated 24-hour phone line, available 365 days a year, which provides instant help when customers need it, and assistance in, for example, booking services, ordering new tyres, arranging glass repairs or providing breakdown and recovery services.

For more details on Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ award-winning range of products and services, or to find your nearest Van Centre, please visit

*Department for Transport, Taxi and Private Hire Statistics 2017

**No ownership option
Business users only. Excess mileage and damage charges may apply. All Prices Exclude VAT. VAT payable at 20%. 18s+. Subject to status and availability. T&Cs apply. Ordered by2nd January 2019 from participating Van Centres. Indemnities may be required. Not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time. Accurate at [November 2018]. Freepost Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Financial Services.

Free service offer available for new vehicle orders from participating Van Centres only, ordered by 2 January 2019 Subject to availability. Services must be used consecutively prior to vehicle reaching 8 years old. Contact your nearest Van Centre for further details. Servicing offer excludes RFO customers. 


For more information, please contact Grant McPherson, Product Affairs Manager, on 01908 548210 or 07774 684222, or Kate Thompson, Head of Press and Public Relations,
on 01908 601478 or 07713 265562.

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