Hannover, 12 January 2021 – As elsewhere, the year 2020 was defined at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) too by the course of the Covid-19 pandemic and the associated economic downturns and social restrictions. In total, VWCV delivered 371,700 vehicles to customers in 2020, 24.4 per cent down on the previous year. Across the course of the year the trend ran in parallel with the course of the coronavirus pandemic: the first quarter was only slightly down on 2019, but was then followed by significant falls in the second quarter during the first lockdown, with plant closures at VWCV and production stopped for several weeks. Over the summer, units shipped rose again appreciably, culminating in a year-on-year increase of 13.3% in September, the only month of the year to finish ahead of the corresponding month in 2019. In the final months of the year, it was not possible to continue this positive trend – reflecting the increasing infection numbers and renewed business restrictions.
Hannover, 18 December 2020 – With its light commercial vehicles, VWCV has been a valued partner to numerous regional and national public authorities for many decades. In the past business year, the course of which has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, the level of orders received from these special fleet customers again remained steady.
Hannover, 16 December 2020 – The Euro NCAP consortium – made up of European transport ministries, automobile clubs, insurers’ associations and research institutes – has just tested the safety of 19 light commercial vehicles. The tests focussed on the availability and function of the active safety systems. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Transporter T6.1 came out top – and has consequently been awarded a Euro NCAP gold medal.
Hannover, 15 December 2020 - Staff and management of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) have shown their social commitment to the City and Region of Hannover once again this year. This year's VWCV staff donation is thus going 100% to Hannover’s AUF DER BULT Children’s Hospital Foundation (HKA), one of the oldest foundations in the Hannover region. Due to the current COVID-19 rules, the hand-over of the donation cheque took place in a unique way – in two places.
Hannover, 10 December 2020 – A redesigned exhaust gas purification unit positioned close to the engine that works in combination with twin dosing of AdBlue lowers Multivan, Transporter, Caravelle and California NOx emissions by over 50 per cent (RDE cycle) and reduces their fuel consumption by on average 0.5 litres per 100 kilometres.
Hannover/Wolfsburg, 16 November 2020 – The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand (VWCV) is restructuring its management for the future of commercial vehicle development: With immediate effect Kai Grünitz has been appointed Head of Development. Also immediately, Christian Senger is taking over as Head of Development for Autonomous Driving and MaaS/TaaS at the light commercial vehicle manufacturer. The two men will work very closely together both in terms of their areas of work and organisationally, and both will report directly to the Chairman of the Board of Management, Dr Carsten Intra.
Hannover, 13 November 2020 – At its meeting today the Volkswagen Group supervisory board confirmed the award relating to the production of new additional cars by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) in Hannover. In addition to its own T model range and the ID. BUZZ, VWCV will in future also produce three fully electric D-SUV models for further brands of the Group. Backed by investment of around 680 million euros, Hannover is being developed into a multi-brand site.
Hannover / Munich, 20 October 2020 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is bringing the new Caddy onto the market. The fifth generation of the highly successful model, of which over three million units have been produced, is launching as a Kombi and family MPV, a city delivery van and a camper). For the first time, the all-rounder is based on the modular transverse matrix (MQB), as used in the Golf 8. With the latest evolution of the MQB, numerous new technologies make their entry into the Caddy range: Innovative assist systems such as Travel Assist and the new oncoming vehicle braking when turning function make driving the Caddy easier and safer; connected infotainment systems and digitalised controls make the Caddy a smart phone on wheels; and the new twin dosing system turns the efficient turbo diesel engines’ NOx emissions into water and harmless nitrogen. The exterior has a new and charismatic design; the interior too has been cleverly planned down to the very last detail. At the same time, the space offered by this new multitool among the compact vans, MPVs and campers is increasing - a genuine Volkswagen.
Hannover, 2 October 2020 – VW fan Frank Eusterholz from the island of Samsø has been on an unusual journey. He drove in an e-Crafter from Hannover all the way to the most northerly point in Europe accessible by road. In an electrically powered van designed for city streets and short distances he proved that a limited range need not stand in the way of going on a long-distance trip.