Volkswagen vans have been recognised in form of winning some prestigious awards. They will certainly go a long way in raising the profile of exactly what Europe’s biggest car producer has to offer in terms of vans.

What Van?

What Van? The highly respected van magazine and website have handed out the small medium and fleet vans of the year to Volkswagen at their prestigious award ceremony.

The Volkswagen Amarok won the best Pick up of the Year award with the excellent Volkswagen Caddy 4MOTION managing to claim the 4×4 Van of the Year award. The superb Volkswagen Transporter Sportline was named as the winner of the “Editor’s Choice” award.

The Volkswagen Caddy and the Volkswagen Transporter were highly praised within the Light Van and Medium Van categories too.

The What Van? Editor, Paul Barker stated the improvements to the Volkswagen Caddy and Amarok as well as the Transporter which have set them aside from rivals. He said “The Amarok has moved the game on significantly in the pick-up sector, while the Caddy 4MOTION fills a small but important niche, and the Transporter Sportline is the most desirable light commercial vehicle on sale. The Transporter and Caddy are also excellent products that we were delighted to Highly Commend,”

Alex Smith, the Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles highlighted just how good Volkswagen commercial vehicles are. He said “These awards join a magnificent array of honours our vehicles have received this year and, with the recent accolade of the Most Reliable Van Manufacturer in the FN50 awards from Fleet News magazine, proves we have one of the freshest, most efficient and desirable ranges of commercial vehicles currently available.”

Fleet Van of the Year

On top of that Volkswagen also won the Fleet Van Awards 2011. Volkswagen managed to secure the highest award available, the Fleet Van of the Year 2011 with the Volkswagen Caddy.

Alastair Hemmings, the National Fleet Manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles seemed overwhelmed at the success of the Volkswagen’s commercial vehicles. He said “What more can I say? With no less than six awards for our vans in one week, I’m sure these will prove to even more fleet managers that Volkswagen’s efficient and desirable range of commercial vehicles make very good sense for every business.”