THE sixth-generation Volkswagen Transporter has won the accolade International Van of the Year 2016 – the third time that the Transporter has won this coveted annual prize.
The Transporter, accounting for nearly a third of Volkswagen’s UK commercial vehicle sales, has only recently gone on sale in T6 van mode, with T6 Caravelle and California versions only now starting production.
Selected by an international jury of 24 commercial vehicle journalists, the International Van of the Year award was given by the chairman of the jury, Jarlath Sweeney, to the CEO of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Dr. Eckhard Scholz.
He said: “The prestigious award of International Van of the Year 2016 for our T-series is a powerful symbol for the performance of our team in Hannover. We see the award as a signal for a successful start to 2016.”