Hannover/Hamburg, 6 November 2019 – Start-ups Neohelden and VISCOPIC have won the Future Logistics Challenge 2019. The award was initiated by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Hermes Europe. The winners each receive €125,000 of start-up capital to carry out a feasibility test of the ideas that they presented. They will be doing this proof of concept test together with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Hermes Europe. The shared objective: solutions for the logistics world of tomorrow.
Hannover, 11 October 2019 – In the first nine months of the year Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 369,850 light commercial vehicles to customers worldwide, putting it close to last year’s level (371,800 units; -0.5 per cent). The Crafter demonstrates its growth potential with a 30 per cent increase in sales.
Hannover, 8 October 2019 – The Chairman of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Board of Management, Thomas Sedran, has been elected Chairman of ACEA’s Light Commercial Vehicles General Management (LCV-GM) committee. In this role he will represent all manufacturers of light commercial vehicles who are members of ACEA.
Hannover, 26 September 2019 – The new Multivan 6.1 has won the ‘autonis – Best Design Innovation 2019’ award in the ‘Vans’ category. The result of the readers’ poll run by motoring magazine AUTO MOTOR UND SPORT was unambiguous: 53.6 per cent of all participants voted for the latest generation of the cult van from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. The design award was presented this evening in Stuttgart.
Hannover, 12 September 2019 – Over the past eight months, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) has delivered 336,600 light commercial vehicles to customers worldwide and thereby attained the same volume as in the corresponding time period of the prior year (336,400 units). In the month of August alone, the brand's global deliveries grew 3.4 per cent to 36,200 light commercial vehicles.
Frankfurt a.M./Hannover, 9 September 2019 – New logo and new digital customer experience: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is activating its new brand design – in line with the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand.
Hannover, 29 August 2019 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is presenting a further surprise as part of the world première of the new California 6.11 at the Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf (31 Aug. to 8 Sept.): for the first time the entry-level Beach version will have a kitchen. Until now this was reserved for the more exclusive Coast and Ocean lines. New this time: unlike the large row of kitchen units in the Coast and Ocean, being used in the Beach is a completely reworked fold-out mini kitchen. While, due to the broader kitchen, the Coast and Ocean are universally offered with a two-seater bench in the passenger compartment, the California Beach 6.1 can, thanks to the narrower mini kitchen, also optionally be ordered with a three-seater bench. That opens up the possibility for the first time for families of five to go camping with a California, complete with kitchen on board.
Hannover, 27 August 2019 – In the blink of an eye, the California transforms itself from an MPV into a camper van. This versatility has given it iconic status in its vehicle class. Now, in a world première at the Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf (31 Aug. to 8 Sept.), Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is unveiling a comprehensive update: the California 6.1. External identifying mark: a new front. Internal features include new dashboards with for the first time as an option fully digital instruments, plus a new camper control unit with touchscreen in the roof console. The kitchen and cabinet elements have been enhanced, the beds honed to perfection. Safety is improved by new features such as Cross Wind Assist. Optimum connectivity is guaranteed by new infotainment systems with integrated Internet access. Alongside the California 6.1, also being shown in Dusseldorf are the new Grand California and Caddy Beach.