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Vehicle life costs

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It’s worth paying a little extra upfront for proven quality – Volkswagen reliability keeps maintenance and fuel costs low – and residual values high. So in the long run, your fleet will save money and time.

What are whole life costs?

Discover the factors that save you money, over time.

This video takes you through calculating the whole life costs of any vehicle. You should consider fuel economy, servicing and maintenance costs, and whether the vehicle will hold its resale value. Choose reliability: a low purchase price can often be a false economy in the long term.

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Fuel economy

Our advanced diesel engines, with turbocharged direct injection (TDI), are more efficient than ever. That means real savings on fuel for your fleet. 

Vehicle

MPG (combined)

CO2  

Caddy 2.0 TDI 102PS Manual

53.3 mpg

139 g/km

Caddy 2.0 TDI 102PS DSG

54.3 mpg

137 g/km

Crafter CR30 MWB 102PS Manual

38.2 mpg

192 g/km

Crafter CR35 MWB 102PS Manual

38.2 mpg

192 g/km

Crafter CR35 LWB 102PS Manual

38.2 mpg

192 g/km

MPG (combined)

53.3 mpg

CO2  

139 g/km

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Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. There is a new test used for fuel consumption and CO2 figures (known as WLTP). The figures shown however, are based on the outgoing (NEDC) test cycle. For more information, please consult your local Van Centre.

Residual value

When the time comes to upgrade your fleet, the residual value of your vehicles is key. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles have a higher resale value than average, giving you a better return when the time comes to renew your vehicles.

For instance, the Crafter would retain over 31% of its value compared to the Fiat Ducato with under 20%.

Model

Residual value after 3 year/ 60,000 miles

Volkswagen Crafter CR30 Startline MWB FWD 2.0 TDI 102 PS

£7,975 / 31.44 %

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Light Commercial 316 L1 3.5t 2.1CDi 163

£9,750 / 29.53%

Ford Transit Light Commercial 290 L2 2.0EcoBlue 130 Trend Medium Roof

£8,350 / 29.35%

Nissan NV400 Light Commercial L1 33 FWD 2.3dCi 135 Acenta

£5,775 / 22.13%

Fiat Ducato Light Commercial 30 SWB 2.3MultijetII 120 High Roof

£5,100 / 19.95%

Volkswagen Crafter CR30 Startline MWB FWD 2.0 TDI 102 PS

£7,975 / 31.44 %

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Light Commercial 316 L1 3.5t 2.1CDi 163

£9,750 / 29.53%

Ford Transit Light Commercial 290 L2 2.0EcoBlue 130 Trend Medium Roof

£8,350 / 29.35%

Nissan NV400 Light Commercial L1 33 FWD 2.3dCi 135 Acenta

£5,775 / 22.13%

Fiat Ducato Light Commercial 30 SWB 2.3MultijetII 120 High Roof

£5,100 / 19.95%

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All residual value data shown is accurate at time of publication 11/2019. Data is provided by KeeResources an independent industry source.

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