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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles looks to 2019

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has announced its 191 offers and says it will introduce a series of offers.

The offers include; a contribution of up to €4,000 towards a 191 order, a HP rate of 1.9 per cent, Commercial Vehicle PCP solution and now its own leasing offer from €209 per month with no deposit. The company will also offer market leading HP rates including 1.9 per cent over five years, the first time a brand in Ireland has offered this length of repayments on such a low HP rate, according to Volkswagen.

Overall growth has been delivered by all models, however the stand out result is the Crafter, one of the fastest growing models in the light commercial vehicle market in Ireland, with 60 per cent growth year on year.

2019 will see the introduction of the all new Grand California which will arrive in Spring and will start from €55,000. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles says it is using this model to extend the California programme upwards, tapping into a new range of possibilities. Later in 2019, the brand will launch new electric vehicles in the form of the ABT e-Caddy with a range of approximately 220 kilometres and the ABT e-Transporter with scalable designs and a range between 208 and 400 kilometres.

Commenting on 2019, Alan Bateson, Managing Director at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles said: “We have looked at our successes in 2018 and want to continue this into 2019 and beyond. To do this we involved our customers and asked them what we could do to further develop. With that in mind our 1.9 per cent HP which is currently the best HP offer in the Irish market has been extended out to five years or 60 months in order to make our market leading products more affordable than ever. With Ireland’s only commercial vehicle PCP and Ireland’s only commercial vehicle lease offer provided by our own bank, our mission is to ensure we give Irish customers the best solution for their needs.”

He added: “When we look at next year we expect further growth, especially in Crafter, a new model and International Van of the Year winner that has grown hugely in 2018. We also welcome our new Grand California in 2019 with orders already being placed and our new electric solutions in Caddy and Transporter which offer a range up to 400 kilometres.”