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Volkswagen Transporter review 2020

Volkswagen Transporter review (2020)

This T6 generation of VW Transporter first hit the UK market in September 2015, with a major T6.1 facelift coming in late 2019 to freshen the range. This review covers both versions of this impressive and capable medium van. And while this sixth-generation model is closely related to the...

  • Parkers Awards 2020 - Van of the Year

    Volkswagen Crafter review (2020)

    This VW Crafter has won the Parkers Van of the Year Award in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Read our review to find out why we rate this large van so highly. Launched in 2016 and on sale in the UK from 2017, the second-generation Volkswagen Crafter is unusual in light commercial vehicle (LCV)...

  • VW Caddy - runner up in the Parkers Small Van of the Year Award 2020

    Volkswagen Caddy review (2020)

    The fourth-generation Volkswagen Caddy, launched in 2015, is perhaps the discerning small van buyer’s choice. It’s not necessarily the most practical, and it’s certainly not the cheapest – but it’s got that trendy VW image, impressive build quality and an appealing sense of modernity. It also offers...

  • VW Amarok review on Parkers Vans and Pickups

    Volkswagen Amarok review (2020)

    The Volkswagen Amarok has become one of the most popular pickups in Europe since going on sale in 2011, appealing especially to lifestyle buyers but with good working credentials, too, thanks to its strong engines and large load area for a double cab model. It is also undoubtedly one of the...

  • VW Crafter (2011-2016) review on Parkers Vans

    Volkswagen Crafter review (2011-2016)

    The VW Crafter has been in production since 2006 when it replaced the venerable Volkswagen LT. It’s the product of a joint venture between Volkswagen and Daimler-Chrysler, and is built using many of the same parts as the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. That said, it is a fair bit cheaper, and the diesel...

  • VW Transporter T5 (2010-2015) review on Parkers Vans

    Volkswagen Transporter review (2010-2015)

    The 2010 VW Transporter is a thorough revision of the T5 - or fifth-generation model - first launched in 2003. The changes are significant. Most important is a range of new, quieter and more fuel efficient engines. Other changes include the introduction of new technology, such as Bluetooth...

  • VW Caddy (2010-2015) review on Parkers Vans

    Volkswagen Caddy review (2010-2015)

    The 2010 VW Caddy is heavily upgraded and facelifted version of the popular third generation Volkswagen Caddy (introduced in 2003), and VW has given this version of the Touran-based model a fresh new look. There’s a new range of engines and it comes in two variants, the standard-length Caddy and...

  • VW Crafter (1996-2003) review on Parkers Vans

    Volkswagen Crafter review (2006-2011)

    After a production life spanning over thirty years and two model generations, the VW LT was replaced by this striking looking brute, the first-generation VW Crafter. The Crafter is the product of a joint development between Volkswagen and Daimler-Chrysler, so it shares much with the 2006 model...

  • VW Caddy (2004-2010) review on Parkers Vans

    Volkswagen Caddy review (2004-2010)

    This is the third generation of VW Caddy van. Whereas the previous Caddy was based upon a beefed-up Polo supermini, this model is developed from the larger Touran model for a more spacious cabin and a sleeker shape without the need for a box on the back. It offers more loadspace and can cope with...

  • VW Transporter T5 (2003-2010) review on Parkers Vans

    Volkswagen Transporter review (2003-2009)

    The VW Transporter range of medium vans has been around since the 1950s and has evolved into a highly competent line-up of commercial vehicles. In that time, more than 8.5 million have rolled off the production line. This fifth-generation version of Volkswagen's Ford Transit and Vauxhall Vivaro...

  • VW Transporter T4 (1996-2003) review on Parkers Vans

    Volkswagen Transporter review (1996-2003)

    The VW Transporter can trace its lineage right back to the old ‘VeeDub Splitty’ of the late 1950s and early 1960s, and has earned itself a tremendous reputation over the years for build quality and longevity. This version was labelled the T4 – the fourth incarnation of the van – and is arguably...

  • VW Caddy (1996-2003) review on Parkers Vans

    Volkswagen Caddy review (1996-2003)

    The rather bulbous Volkswagen Caddy which ended its production run in 2003 was based on the Polo platform, so it offered truly car-like ride and handling. It also had a generous load volume and was available in both petrol and diesel formats, so some used versions may have an LPG conversion...

  • VW LT (1996-2006) review on Parkers Vans

    Volkswagen LT review (1996-2006)

    The LT panel van first appeared in this format in 1996 and was only replaced by the Crafter in 2006, by which time it was definitely showing its age against the opposition. It was big, tough and capable and was rather overlooked by its brother the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, which as a shame as in most...