Tool theft hits record high with break-ins costing business over £46million – says new research

Tool theft from vans has soared by 15% in the last three years costing businesses over £46 million, according to research by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Police forces across the UK have recorded over 64,000 cases of theft from commercial vehicles since April 2015 with a record 23,859 incidents in 2017/18. Figures obtained by Volkswagen Commercial […]

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Volkswagen vans now have autonomous emergency braking systems as standard

Volkswagen is to become the first commercial vehicle brand to fit all its vans with autonomous emergency braking systems (Front Assist with City Emergency Braking). All customers ordering a new Caddy, Transporter or Crafter van from 1 June will be guaranteed safety as standard. According to Thatcham Research, the motor insurers’ automotive research centre and […]

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4 tips for van owners looking to protect their vehicles from thieves

While vehicle crime figures in the UK have declined during 2016, business owners and light commercial vehicle users continue to see their vehicles targeted by thieves.  Often left unattended for long periods of the day or night and usually containing expensive tools and equipment, light commercial vehicles can be easy targets for unscrupulous thieves. Trevor […]

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All-new Volkswagen Crafter

The clear objective when designing and engineering the all-new Volkswagen Crafter was to produce a customer-focused transport solution, offering high economy and low total cost of ownership. To that end, it was developed precisely in line with the specific demands and requirements of various user groups and will achieve class-leading performances in a number of areas. […]

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Commercial Vehicles play a key role for growth of small businesses

Findings of research commissioned by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in partnership with the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR), have highlighted the key role commercial vehicles play in the growth of new and small businesses in the UK.  The research, which analyses data from 2009 to 2015, investigates the relationship between the growth of the […]

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