THE Volkswagen Caddy panel van was named Business Van of the Year on March 07, 2018.
Announced at the awards ceremony at Scott’s of Mayfair, the award was presented to David Hanna, Head of Fleet, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.
The Volkswagen Caddy 1.2 TSI C20 84ps Startline BMTwas also named Best Small Trades Van as well as taking the overall award in the Vansdirect supported Business Van of the Year Awards.
Ralph Morton, Editorial Director of Business Vans, said:
“Trades looking for the smartest, most professional-looking small van for their sector need look no further. The Caddy is the epitome of professionalism, backed by a network that’s dedicated to the small business sector and running costs to make any van operator smile.”
The Caddy was part of a resounding success story at the Business Van of the Year Awards, with the Volkswagen Crafter, Volkswagen Amarok and Volkswagen Transporter Kombi all winning awards. It is the second successive year that Volkswagen has won the overall prize.
The full list of the Business Van of the Year category winners were:
Best Small Delivery Van – Vauxhall Corsavan 1.3 CDTi 16V 95ps ecoFLEX
Best Small Trades Van – Volkswagen Caddy 1.2 TSI C20 84ps Startline BMT.
Best Large Trades Van – Citroen Dispatch 1.6 BlueHDi M 115 Enterprise S/S and Peugeot Expert 1.6 BlueHDi 115 Professional S/S joint winners
Best Heavy Van – Volkswagen Crafter CR30 L3H3 2.0 TDI 102 Startline
Best Pick up – Volkswagen Amarok 3.0V6 TDI 204 Highline BMT Auto
Best Green Van – Renault Kangoo ZE 33 Business
Best Crew Van – Volkswagen Transporter Kombi T30 SWB 2.0TDI 102 Highline BMT
Best Finance & Service Package – Free2Move Lease
The Business Van of the Year Awards are run by Business Vans and supported by Vansdirect.
All judging is by an independent panel of experts in the SME, commercial vehicle and leasing sector.
Chair of the judges is Paul Hollick, Chair of the ICFM & Managing Director at TMC.
The judges are:
Colin Parnell, Commercial Director, Vansdirect
Russ Boulton, LCV Consultant, ALD Automotive
Eddie Parker, Fleet CV Consultant EMEA, Arval
Andy Picton, Chief Commercial Vehicle Editor, Glass’s
Mark Jowsey, Director – Manufacturer Liaison, KeeResources
Ralph Morton added: “I would like to thank our judges for all their help in the Business Van of the Year Awards. Their independence, and sector expertise, are critical in making these awards such a success, and so critical for manufacturers to win and help inform SMEs and trades on the best in sector choices.”
This is the third time that Volkswagen has won the overall Business Van of the Year title.
In 2014 the inaugural Business Van of the Year was the Volkswagen Transporter 2.0 TDI T28 Trendline SWB BlueMotion; and last year the Volkswagen Transporter Panel T6 2.0TDI T28 Highline SWB BMT MR 102PS was named Business Van of the Year.