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Which Volkswagen Commercial vehicle should I go for?

Which Volkswagen Commercial vehicle should I go for?

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A number of vehicles cater for all manner of jobs - but which one is which?

Volkswagen currently offers a wide range of commercial vehicles angled toward a multitude of jobs and purposes.

So if you’re planning on going camping or needed a super-utilitarian van for a specific trade, there’s a good chance that there’s a model within the Volkswagen range that is up to the task. 

So what does the range offer and what do you need to know about these vehicles? Let's take a look.

Multivan 

The Multivan is a new addition to the Volkswagen Commercial range and acts as a replacement for the Caravelle. It’s based on the same platform as the Golf, however, which means that it’s got a far more car-focused driving experience and a practical, spacious interior. 

Side view of Volkswagen Multivan

It’s got a really cool exterior design, too, with more than a hint of the classic Volkswagen bus to it. It’s available in regular and long lengths, too, and is even available as an efficient plug-in hybrid


Caddy

The Caddy is the most compact van that Volkswagen offers, but it’s big on practicality despite a relatively compact exterior. Available as a traditional panel van as well as a more focused MPV version, the Caddy has a multitude of uses and has a good, efficient range of engines to choose from. 

Volkswagen Caddy Driving on the road

You could also opt for the new Caddy California, which packs a range of adventure-focused features into it. There’s even a fold-out bed!


Transporter

The Transporter is one of the go-to models in the van segment, providing that high level of build quality that Volkswagen is famed for alongside a car-like driving experience that makes it both easy to drive and easy to live with, too. 

Volkswagen Transporter parked in a warehouse

Available in a series of body lengths and heights, there’s a Transporter model to suit all manner of needs. Plus, Volkswagen recently introduced an electric version which is a great choice for those who mainly do inner-city driving. 


Crafter

Need more space? That’s where the Crafter comes into play. It’s the largest van offered by Volkswagen, bringing a huge amount of capability courtesy of a high roof height and a long chassis. Plus, clever packaging means that there’s minimal intrusion from the wheels into the load area, while all manner of racking and boarding systems can be fitted too. 

Side view of Park Volkswagen Crafter

Available with a series of efficient engines, the Crafter is also very easy to drive and reasonably frugal, too. 


California 

The California has a sterling reputation in the camping scene, bringing an easy driving experience alongside a capable and practical design. The latest California is no different, but builds on this with more technology than before and even more cabin innovations. 

Volkswagen California Ocean parked on top of a mountain

There’s also the option of the Grand California, which is based upon the Crafter. It’s closer to a motorhome, in truth, with a huge amount of interior space and a fitted toilet and shower, among other features. 


I.D. Buzz

Fancy a slice of the Volkswagen Commercial life with a distinctly electric focus? The I.D. Buzz will be the van for you, then. It’s the latest in the firm’s I.D. range of electric vehicles, but throws the very latest technology into a practical, van-like bodystyle. It’ll initially be available with five seats, but a version with six and seven chairs is in the works too. 

Orange Volkswagen ID Buzz

It’ll come with a 77kWh battery and a 201bhp electric motor, enabling up to 250 miles from a single charge. Plus, thanks to 170kW rapid charging capability, the battery can be taken from five to 80 per cent in half an hour.