According to the CAP Used Van of the Year 2011 awards, Volkswagen vans offer a winning combination of reliability, image and retained value compared to their key competitors. The Volkswagen Transporter achieved top Van of the Year honours plus the best medium van award, while the Caddy won the small van category – but the even better news is that until 31 March Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is offering zero per cent finance on selected Assured Used Transporter and Caddy vans.

Volkswagen Caddy

The Volkswagen Assured Used programme gives the assurance that every vehicle has a Multi-point check, 12 months free warranty, 12 months free roadside assistance, European roadside cover, reconditioning, MOT test cover, van data check and seven days free insurance. Plus, to make the experience of buying a used van even more like a new one, Volkswagen offers Assured Used service plans from £279 for the added peace of mind of easier financial planning and 100 per cent Volkswagen parts.

CAP, the independent used van pricing specialist, said the Caddy, ‘brought new levels of quality to its sector with depreciation that’s among the lowest’.

Explaining why they chose the Transporter as the overall winner, the CAP Used Van of the Year judges said: ‘The Volkswagen Transporter has a strong brand image, a very professional dealer network and extremely high retained values. It appeals to a wide range of operators thanks to a reputation for solid build quality and reliability, which directly translates into trust and higher residual values when they reach the used van market.

‘Drivers love it, and when we say the Transporter ‘just feels right’ we are referring to that intangible quality that a truly great product has,’ they continued.

Volkswagen Transporter

Alex Smith, Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: ‘These awards prove what a good investment Volkswagen vans can be compared to their rivals when considering the true cost of ownership in terms of reliability, desirability and residual values, together with the support of our specialist Van Centre network.’

For full details of the latest finance offers for Volkswagen Assured Used vans, or to find the nearest Volkswagen Van Centre,please call 0800 717131