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Volkswagen Crafter retains Parkers' best van title for third year running

Volkswagen Crafter retains Parkers' best van title for third year running

By Swansway Motor Group 22-10-2019

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has claimed another prestigious award, not only being named Parkers’ Best Large Van but also winning the overall Van of the Year 2020 for the third consecutive year.

The Parkers New Car Awards are in their third year, with categories designed to reflect the requirements of Britain’s vehicle-buying public, and the winners chosen based on the habits of the website’s 2.9+ million users actively involved in the buying process.

In the large van category, judges were looking for plenty of load space and payload capacity, as well as a comfortable and practical cab, plus a vehicle which is hassle-free and efficient to drive.

Commenting on the winning Crafter, Editor of Parkers Vans, CJ Hubbard said: “The Crafter has always impressed us with its ease of operation; it’s incredibly good to drive for such a large vehicle, offers great real-world efficiency and has large load volumes, with a cab environment that’s second to none.”

The Volkswagen Crafter was launched at the CV Show in Birmingham in April 2017 and has picked up a host of awards since then, as well as finding and delighting a host of new customers. Earlier this month, it also scooped the Large Panel Van of the Year accolade at the Commercial Fleet Awards 2019.

Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Carl zu Dohna, said: “The Crafter is going from strength to strength, with a growing customer base and reputation for great quality, driveability and usability. This is backed up by awards such as the ones received this month from prestigious titles such as Parkers and Commercial Fleet.

“But we also know that having a great product is only the part of the picture. I’m proud to have a network of nearly 100 Van Centres and Authorised Repairers, with dedicated staff who understand the needs of van customers, and work with them to provide the best service in both sales and aftersales.”

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