Hannover, 27 January 2020 – The new generation is going to be very different and yet it fulfils all familiar demands: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ fifth generation Caddy will be a completely new car. No screw has been left untouched. The new Caddy will nevertheless again become the benchmark vehicle in the A segment of commercial urban delivery vans and privately used family MPVs. For as a marvellously spacious vehicle with two wheelbases, it continues to fulfil all traditional desires for far-reaching transport options and high levels of freedom in the everyday routines of the manual trades, service providers and families.
Hannover, 14 January 2020 – The Beach version of the California 6.1, with its new mini kitchen, is the winner of the European Innovation Award 2020. The prize was presented on Sunday evening at Europe's largest holiday and leisure trade show: CMT in Stuttgart. It was the third high-calibre award for the new California 6.1 within the space of a week, having over the last few days also been crowned ‘Motorhome of the Year 2020’ and won the ‘Connected Car Award 2020’.
Hannover, 10 January 2020 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 491,600 light commercial vehicles to customers across the globe in the 2019 trading year. The brand thus finished a narrow 1.6 per cent below the level of the previous year (499,700). While the company recorded modest growth in the European markets, the crisis-laden economic situations in the Middle East, South America and Australia led to drops in sales there that could not be fully compensated for elsewhere.
Hannover, 20 December 2019 – Who says a Caddy can’t be sporty? Initial sketches of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles design provide a preview of how the completely new Caddy could look from 2020: one thing is for sure, no screw has been left untouched. Nevertheless the new Caddy will again become the benchmark vehicle in the A segment of commercial delivery vans and privately used family MPVs.
Hannover/Doha, December 14, 2019 – For the first time ever a cutting-edge fleet of self-driving Level 4 electric shuttles will usher in a new era of urban mobility in a capital city in 2022: Earlier today in Doha, representatives of Volkswagen AG and the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) signed the ‘Project Qatar Mobility’. The goal is to develop a ground-breaking autonomous transport project and transform the future of urban mobility to a sustainable and commercial deployment of AD shuttles and bus services – even beyond 2022. Fostering a cross-brand collaboration as blueprint for future Autonomous Driving (AD) solutions, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania, MOIA and AID-Autonomous Intelligent Driving will play an important role in this project. During the largest sporting event in the world, Qatar will thus be the venue for the world’s first emission-free, electric and autonomous public transport system.
Hannover/Germany, Września/Poland, 3 December 2019 – 200,000 vehicles in 39 months: at the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles plant in the Polish city of Września this production record is a reason to celebrate. In only around three years since the start of production in September 2016, the workers at the plant, which had already been built in record time, have in total turned out 200,000 Crafter and MAN TGE vehicles.
Hannover / Września, 29 November 2019 – The Crafter-based Grand California is Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ new large mobile home. Full production of the campervan began this spring. Now the Crafter plant in Września (Poland) has already seen the 1000th Grand California roll off the production line.
Hannover, 21 November 2019 – Over the past then month Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) has delivered 409,600 light commercial vehicles to customers world-wide and remains on last year’s level (409,700 units). In the month of October alone global sales of the Caddy, Transporter, Crafter and Amarok product lines rose by five per cent to 39,800 units.
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.