The AA takes another 158 VW Transporter vans 21 February 2017

Vehicle recovery giant The AA has ordered a further 158 VW Transporters – adding to the 500 new Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles vans it took last year.

The new vans will again be converted at The AA’s conversion site in Oxfordshire, and be used as roadside and recovery vehicles, equipped with warning beacons, racking and a deployable recovery trolley.

Twin batteries and a higher spec driver’s seat, among other options, have also now been added to each vehicle.

And 24 of the 158 Transporters have also been specified with the DSG gearbox, allowing for a smoother drive and better fuel economy.

The AA’s new Transporters benefit from Volkswagen’s award-winning aftersales programme, with 72 Volkswagen Van Centres and 24 authorised repairers across the UK.

“We couldn’t be happier to continue the fantastic relationship The AA has with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles,” states Chris Wiltshire, fleet engineer for The AA.

“We have a vehicle that has been developed to suit our needs, and which is converted with specialist racking to accommodate The AA’s tow system, additional equipment and tools,” he adds.

In other news, the Volkswagen Van Centre in Bury St Edmunds has announced that it will continue supporting its local hospice, by backing its household clearance scheme.

The organisation has supplied two Crafter Luton’s to St Nicholas Hospice Care and agreed to sponsor the vehicles by paying for the signwriting and decals on each vehicle.

Brian Tinham

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