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Old 01-10-2010, 17:00
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Default 15,000th Volkswagen Crafter Delivered

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has sold its 15,000th Crafter van in the UK to Heateam, the heating and hot water specialist division of the Baxi Group.

The Crafter is one of 48 ordered as part of the Baxi Group’s ongoing vehicle replacement programme to update Heateam’s current fleet of Volkswagen LT32 vans.

Reliability and customer service were a key influence in remaining with the Volkswagen brand as Gordon Judge, Baxi Field Logistics Co-ordinator explained.

‘It is essential we provide an efficient and reliable service for our customers. We continually review our fleet operations and the Crafter’s size, reduced emissions and support of a branded national network reinforced our choice.

‘In addition, the Volkswagen range is extremely popular with our engineers and their comfort is also integral to our business operations,’ he continued.

Chris Blue, National Fleet Manager, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles said:

‘We are delighted to have delivered our 15,000th Crafter and to hear such positive comments about reliability and the high levels of customer service provided by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.’

Supplied by Listers Volkswagen Van Centre in Coventry, the Crafters are fitted with specially designed racking and Heateam’s domestic heating engineers will each cover an average of 20,000 miles per annum providing service and technical backup to customers throughout the UK.

The Crafter replaced the LT range in 2006 and is the largest in the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles van range. It offers gross vehicle weights from 3,000 kg to 5,000 kg, payloads from 936 kg to 2,528 kg, and load volumes of up to 17.0 m³. Emissions from the Crafter’s latest, 2.5 litre BlueTDI engines exceed the Euro5 standards to classify it as an EEV (Enhanced Environmentally-friendly Vehicle). It also offers the backup of a three year unlimited mileage warranty.

Full details of the Crafter range are available from www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk or by calling 0800 717131.
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