EXPECT TO see more wild animals, Olympic athletes and footballers leaping out from the side of vans as Sky confirms a 1120 vehicle deal with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.
The satellite broadcaster will soon be taking delivery of 930 VW Caddy Maxi and 190 Transporter Startline models, pumping up its VW fleet to some 2500.
Each will be fitted with racking inside and finished off in Sky’s bold livery, which features some of its top TV channels and has become a very familiar daily sight with more than 10 million UK households now signed up to the broadcaster.
According to VW class-leading residual values and the economy and emissions of the engines helped tune Sky into the attractions of the VW Caddy and Transporter.
The VW Caddy Maxis chosen are the frugal BlueMotion Technology models, with a 4.2 cubic metre load area and load length of 2.25 metres, while the Transporters also promise official combined cycle fuel consumption figures of 40.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 184g/km.
David Landy, responsible for Sky’s van fleet, said that choosing VW aligns to the goals of the business. “We wanted vehicles that would give us best MPG, lowest CO2 and easy accessibility to our customers,” he said.
“We also wanted vehicles known for longevity, reliability and good residual values – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is a great operational fit for our business.”