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Whole Life Costs

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.

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. 

Model 
Variant 
MPG (Combined) / CO21
Caddy 
C20 2.0 TDI 75PS Startline Manual 
60.1mpg / 124g/km1 
 
C20 2.0 TDI 102PS BlueMotion Manual
64.2mpg / 116g/km1
 
C20 2.0 TDI 102PS Startline Manual
60.1mpg / 124g/km1
Transporter
T28 SWB 2.0TDI 102PS Startline Manual 
47.1mpg / 156g/km1
 
T27 SWB 2.0TDI 102PS BlueMotion Manual   
51.4mpg / 145g/km1
Crafter
CR30 MWB 2.0 TDI 102PS Manual
38.2mpg / 192g/km1
 
CR35 MWB 2.0 TDI 102PS Manual
38.2mpg / 192g/km1
 
CR35 LWB 2.0 TDI 102PS Manual 
38.2mpg / 192g/km1
1. 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 Transporter would be worth over 37% of its original value after three years, compared to the Nissan NV300, with under 23%. And the Crafter would retain over 31% of its value compared to the Nissan NV400 with under 20%.

Model 
Residual value after 3 years/ 60,000 miles2 
Volkswagen Transporter T28SWB 2.0TDI 102
£8,250 / 37.90%2
Mercedes-Benz Vito 1.6CDi 114
£7,975 / 37.25%2
Ford Transit Custom 2.0TDCi 105
£6,650 / 30.37%2
Peugeot Expert 1.6 BlueHDi 115
£5,925 / 26.82%2
Nissan NV300 1.6dCi 95
£4,875 / 22.82%2
2. All residual value data shown is accurate at time of publication 12/2018. Data is provided by KeeResources an independent industry source.
Model 
Residual value after 3 years/ 60,000 miles2 

Volkswagen Crafter CR35LWB FWD 2.0TDI 102

£9,100 / 31.21%2
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 311 SWB 2.1CDI 112
£9,675 / 29.85%2

Ford Transit 330 L3 2.0TDCi 105

£7,600 / 25.79%2
Fiat Ducato 35 Maxi XLB LWB 2.3MultijettII 150
£6,750 / 21.31%2
Nissan NV400 L3 2.3dCi 145
£6,400 / 19.91%2
 
 
2. All residual value data shown is accurate at time of publication 12/2018. Data is provided by KeeResources an independent industry source.

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