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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles scoops trio of awards at Trade Van Driver Awards

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles scoops trio of awards at Trade Van Driver Awards

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has won three titles at the 2021 Trade Van Driver Awards. The Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 and Volkswagen Crafter were crowned Van of the Year and Best Large Van respectively while the Best Technical Innovation was won by the Volkswagen City Emergency Braking feature.

Praised for its reliability, technology and unbeatable residual value, the Transporter 6.1 took the prestigious Van of the Year title.

The Volkswagen Crafter was honoured at the awards as the Best Large Van in 2021. According to the panel of expert judges, the Crafter came out on top for its comfort, outstanding value, and overall performance.

Additionally, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles was awarded with Best Technical Innovation for its groundbreaking City Emergency Braking (CEB) system. Back in 2017, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles became the first manufacturer to fit autonomous emergency braking systems including CEB to its entire van range, and still today remains the only OEM to do so, making it the standout manufacturer in this category.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ City Emergency Braking system is an innovative technology that helps avoid collisions under hazardous urban conditions, improving drivers’ peace of mind. Offered as standard across the van range, City Emergency Braking helps prevent crashes and improves driver safety.

The annual Trade Van Driver Awards highlight the leading commercial vehicles and innovations in the trade industry. The expert judging panel is made up of Trade Van Driver’s writers and editors, all of whom apply years of invaluable industry knowledge to decide the winners in each category.

Matthew Eisenegger, Editor of Trade Van Driver said: “We are delighted to be hosting the Trade Van Driver Awards in 2021, albeit virtually, celebrating the best that the commercial vehicles sector has to offer. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles deservedly took home three coveted awards from this year’s ceremony, which is a credit to the manufacturer and its best-in-class product line.”

Kate Thompson, Head of Marketing for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, commented: “We are thrilled to have collected three sought-after accolades at this year’s Trade Van Driver awards. It is a testament to the performance, technology and reputation of our vehicle line-up as one of the best in the industry.”

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