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VW Amarok review on Parkers Vans and Pickups

Volkswagen Amarok review (2011-on)

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 double cab load area. It is also undoubtedly one of the most premium...

  • Volkswagen Crafter van of the year 2019

    New Volkswagen Crafter review

    This VW Crafter is the winner of Best New Van in the Parkers New Car Awards 2018 and 2019. Read our full 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...

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

    New Volkswagen Transporter review

    The VW Transporter T6 (or sixth generation) hit the UK market in September 2015, and while the basic chassis architecture and engine line-up remain similar to the previous VW Transporter T5 generation, signficant gains have been made in the areas of running costs, driver comfort and...

  • VW Caddy (2015 onwards) review on Parkers Vans

    Volkswagen Caddy review (2015-on)

    Over its previous three generations, the VW Caddy has been highly regarded for its build quality, strong residual values - meaning it's still worth lots when you come to sell it - and its general comfort. Areas where the Caddy van traditionally struggled, such as fuel economy, have been dramatically...

  • 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 T5 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...