Volkswagen’s best vans for work, family and leisure
Volkswagen vans are incredibly versatile – helping you get the most out of the things you love, and working hard for you and your business...
A healthy work-life balance is crucial to running a successful business – ensuring that you, your friends and family enjoy your free time, even as your business continues to grow. That’s where Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ range of highly adaptable vans can help.
With up to six comfortable and versatile seats, and up to 9.3m3 of adaptable load space when the rear seats are removed, the Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 Kombi works hard for your business by ferrying colleagues and shifting cargo during the day, but it’s also perfect as a personal vehicle for family days out, weekends away with friends, and even the morning school run.
Similarly, the all-new Volkswagen Caddy combines class-leading in-cab infotainment technology with an airy cabin and versatile space for passengers and cargo – meaning you can load up to 3105 litres of goods and tools during the week, or take up to seven people for a long weekend away – ideal for the perfect professional-pleasure balance.
Transporter 6.1 Kombi: versatile seating and plenty of space
A jack of all trades, the Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 Kombi is the perfect van for carrying crew and cargo – ensuring that you, your team, and your tools or goods all arrive on site at the same time, ready to get to work.
The flexible double-row seating for up to six people and a vast loading area also make it perfect for family adventures, weekends away and even the weekly shop. With the choice of a single or double front passenger seat and a removable rear bench as standard, the Transporter 6.1 Kombi offers room for up to six occupants, with each seat sporting a 3-point seatbelt and height-adjustable head restraint for added comfort and safety.
Large passenger windows make the Kombi feel airy and spacious, while an easy-clean durable rubber floor mean that it’s ready to tackle both the toughest days on site, and the muddiest of weekend dog walks.
Available with a choice of two wheelbases and two roof heights, the Transporter 6.1 Kombi – in long wheelbase guise – has room for up to two Euro pallets behind the rear bench, with up to 4.4m3 of load compartment volume with the rear bench still in place. This means that even with a van full of people, you’ll still have plenty of room for all your tools and goods in the week, and camping equipment at the weekend. When you need to move the really big stuff, remove the rear bench entirely to reveal a vast 6.7m3 – or 9.3m3 in the high roof model – of load compartment room.
An optional electric tailgate makes loading the cargo bay a doddle, while clever foldable lashing rings help secure your cargo, and bright LED load compartment lights make packing in the dark a breeze.
In the cab, a flexible workstation with plenty of practical cubbies, bright LED lights, a lockable glovebox and a fold-out writing surface acts as both a mobile office during the week, and an HQ for weekend adventures.
Need to take even more cargo or leisure equipment? The Transporter 6.1 Kombi can tow up to 2500kg. You can also opt for 4MOTION four-wheel drive for immense confidence on wet and slippery roads and added traction off the beaten track – whether you’re working on-site or heading to the beach or campsite.
Transporter 6.1 Kombi: technology and infotainment
It’s not just the flexible seating and adaptable cargo space that makes the Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 Kombi a top van for work and play. Its comprehensive levels of infotainment and driver assistance technology help make daily driving safer, easier and far more relaxing.
Up front in the cab, the optional Discover Media package sports a responsive 8in touchscreen with Bluetooth connectivity and App-Connect features, making enjoying your favourite infotainment easy and simple.
The full suite of helpful We Connect services can also be easily accessed via the Kombi’s responsive touchscreen, and through your smartphone. Features like the Online Route Planner help you pre-plan your journey to find the most efficient path to your destination, while live traffic updates can help you avoid delays.
We Connect can also give you a comprehensive overview of nearby car parks and petrol stations, as well as a plethora of other useful features – all helpful whether you’re on the job, or on a family day out. Two dashboard USB-C ports make charging passengers’ phones easy, while four crisp loudspeakers let you enjoy your favourite music or podcasts in total relaxation.
There are also plenty of high-tech safety features that come fitted on the Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 Kombi as standard – helping keep you, your crew and your family and friends safe and relaxed.
Front Assist with City Emergency Braking lends a watchful pair of eyes around town, applying the brakes automatically if the vehicle in front stops suddenly, or a pedestrian steps out in front of your van, while Lane Assist and Crosswind Assist help keep you on the straight and narrow on open roads and motorways. Finally, optional Park Assist and Side Protection keep you safe and aware when making low-speed manoeuvres at your destination.
The all-new Volkswagen Caddy: compact, spacious, adaptable
Need something a bit smaller, but just as capable of blending work and play? The all-new Volkswagen Caddy is a multi-faceted compact van with all the seats, space and What Car? Award-winning levels of technology to suit hard-working businesses and active lifestyles.
When it comes to the Caddy range, you’re probably familiar with the hard-working Caddy Cargo panel van. But, with its large windows and versatile seating, the Volkswagen Caddy passenger carrier is as much a comfortable, relaxing and spacious family car as it is an eminently practical and capable work vehicle.
Fitted with five comfortable seats as standard, with the option of having up to seven seats fitted, the Caddy’s versatile interior sees the ability to fold or even remove the rear rows entirely, revealing up to 1913mm of load length – plenty of room to tackle anything your business, or lifestyle, has to offer.
But if it’s even more space you need, the Caddy Maxi will serve you best. Coming with seven seats as standard and boasting a load length of up to 2265mm with both rear benches removed, the Caddy Maxi is a heavyweight of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles range.
With all seven seats still in place, the Maxi yields a load length of 629mm, plenty for tools, delivery parcels or weekend luggage.
In the cab, the Caddy sports the same level of high-tech infotainment and safety features and the Transporter 6.1 Kombi - in fact, it’s so laden with technology that it scooped Best Technology Advance at the 2021 What Car? Van Awards.
So, if you need a van that could work hard for your business, and help you and your family and friends enjoy the things you love, there’s a Volkswagen for you.
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