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VW Crafter Vans Join Scottish Council Fleet

March 13, 2013

VW Crafter Van
VW Crafter Van

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is supplying the Fife Council with a further order of 30 Crafter vans as part of the council's vehicle replacement program.

The Crafter’s loadspace, passenger capacity and towing ability were key features in securing the fleet order, which will be used by the Council’s Parks and Countryside department as part of its ground maintenance fleet, according to Volkswagen.

Andrew Salmond, fleet officer for the Fife Council, said: "The capacity and reliability of the vehicles was instrumental in the procurement process. We have a number of vehicles in use across the region and have always been pleased with the performance of the Crafter."

Alastair Hemmings, national fleet manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: "We are delighted to have worked with Fife Council to meet its procurement criteria again, and to hear that it is so pleased with its Crafter fleet."

The Crafter is the largest model in the Volkswagen van range, offering load volumes from 7.5 cubic meters to 17 cubic meters, payloads from 1,544 kg to 2,693 kg, and efficient BlueMotion and BlueMotion Technology engines delivering combined fuel consumption of up to 39.8 mpg and a potential range of over 650 miles, according to the automaker.

Retail prices for the Crafter range start from £21,050 (plus VAT), or from £309 a month (plus VAT and initial rental) with the current contract hire and finance lease offer, including a £1,000 initial rental contribution from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Finance. The Crafter range includes panel and window vans, single or double chassis cabs, and tipper or dropside bodies.

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