Tag: Volkswagen

‘Soft’ drop to EV sales following grant reduction

Volkswagen ID.4 1ST Edition

ELECTRIC vehicles took a drop in demand following the government change to the Plug-in Car Grant on 18 March 2021. But the change in EV orders – down by 24% – was described as ‘soft’ by Fleet Procure, the broker fleet procurement platform. Utilising the intelligence of its 61 broker database, Fleet Procure said that VW ID.4 sales were ‘fantastic’ pre-grant but…

All-new VW ID.4 SUV due 2021

Volkswagen ID.4 compact SUV

VOLKSWAGEN has released the first design sketches of its all-electric SUV, called the ID.4. Due to arrive in the UK mid 2021, the new ID.4 will battle for sales in the compact SUV sector. SUVs still set the sales trend, with SUVs capturing 42% of total registrations (530,800 units) in July’s European sales figures according to JATO. Although midsize SUVs slipped -6%,…

Pimlico Plumbers orders 100 Transporters through SMG Croydon

Oe of the new 100 Pimlico Plumbers VW Transporters

THE upmarket London plumbing firm has ordered 100 Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 vans. The fully liveried vans will be delivered in batches of 10 units and will make the firm compliant with the current Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) requirements for London. The Transporters feature bespoke conversions, including Fleet Shield roof racks, an on-call light box, Track Vine Telematics for fleet, a wash…

Agency model for retail sales of new VW ID.3?

Volkswagen ID.3 to be sold under agency model?

VOLKSWAGEN dealers in Germany will be selling the new electric ID.3 under an agency agreement, according to industry magazine Auto Retail Agenda. Apparently it was part of a pan-European dealer agreement but the UK has agreed to retain the franchise model – at least for now. The Auto Retail Agenda report says that there is no guarantee VW won’t switch at a…

Volkswagen opens up ID.3 pop-up stores

Volkswagen ID.3 store in Dresden

VOLKSWAGEN is opening pop-up stores for its new all-electric ID.3 model. Currently rolling out through Germany, the first pop-up store is in Dresden. It will be followed by another in Munich. Volkswagen says the stores offer car consumers the opportunity to find out more about the ID.3 and about e-mobility at Volkswagen. Holger B. Santel, head of sales & marketing Germany, said: …

Car market in China recovers quickly says VW

Volkswagen car in China where sales are recovering

FOR brokers looking for guidance as to how the car market might bounce back from the coronavirus lockdown, then China might provide some clues. A report in the Financial Times (06 May 2020) said that the market had returned quickly, with May sales expected to be at 2019 levels, according to Volkswagen boss Jurgen Stackman. In early April all 2,000 Volkswagen brand…

Volkswagen restarts production with focus on ID.3 EV and SUVs

VW id3 starts production after coronavirus shutdown

VOLKSWAGEN has announced the restarting of vehicle production in Europe. It is opening its plants at Zwickau (Germany) and Bratislava (Slovakia) first. The brand new all-electric ID.3 is made at the Zwickau plant, while at Bratislava the group’s range of large SUVs – VW Touareg, Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne – along with its city range of cars (VW Up!, Skoda Citigo…

Nick O’Neill is new Volkswagen head of fleet

Nick O'Neill head of fleet at Volkswagen

Nick O’Neill is the new Volkswagen head of fleet. Starting February 2020, O’Neill steps into the fleet seat vacated by Michael O’Shea, who now becomes group head of eCommerce. O’Neill joins the Volkswagen brand from Skoda, where he worked in sales operations. Previous experience also includes a spell with Volkswagen Financial Services. Commenting on his appointment, O’Neill said: “The fleet sector is…