, 2018-10-09 10:11:18
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 economy1

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

1. The fuel consumption and emission values listed here have ascertained in accordance with the legally stipulated measuring method. These figures do not refer to a particular specific vehicle and do not constitute part of the offer but are purely for comparison purposes between the various types of vehicle. In addition to the fuel efficiency of a vehicle, driving behaviour as well as other non-technical factors play a role in determining a vehicle’s fuel consumption and C02 emissions. In addition to weather and traffic conditions, extra equipment and accessories may change vehicle parameters such as the weight, rolling resistance of the types and the aerodynamics and thus influence the fuel consumption and driving performance values.
MPG (Combined) / CO2 
C20 2.0 TDI 75PS Startline Manual 
60.1mpg / 124g/km 
C20 2.0 TDI 102PS BlueMotion Manual
64.2mpg / 116g/km
C20 2.0 TDI 102PS Startline Manual
57.6pmg / 129g/km
T28 SWB 2.0TDI 102PS Startline Manual 
47.1mpg / 156g/km
T27 SWB 2.0TDI 102PS BlueMotion Manual   
51.4mpg / 145g/km
CR30 MWB 2.0 TDI 102PS Manual
38.2mpg / 193g/km
CR35 MWB 2.0 TDI 102PS Manual
38.2mpg / 193g/km
CR35 LWB 2.0 TDI 102PS Manual
37.2mpg / 198g/km

Residual value2

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 42% of its original value after three years, compared to the Nissan NV300, with under 25%. And the Crafter would retain around 30% of its value compared to the Fiat Ducato at around 21%.

2. All residual value data shown is accurate at time of publication 05/2018. Data is provided by KeeResources an independent industry source.
Residual value after 3 years/ 60,000 miles 
Volkswagen Transporter T28SWB 2.0TDI 102
£9,000 / 42.23%
Mercedes-Benz Vito 1.6CDi 114
£8,500 / 40.89%
Ford Transit Custom 2.0TDCi 105
£7,425 / 33.99%
Peugeot Expert 1.6 BlueHDi 115
£6,050 / 28.54%
Nissan NV300 1.6dCi 95
£5,200 / 24.74%
Residual value after 3 years/ 60,000 miles 

Volkswagen Crafter CR35LWB FWD 2.0TDI 102

£8,200 / 29.88%
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 311 SWB 2.1CDI 112
£6,725 / £23.99%

Ford Transit 330 L3 2.0TDCi 105

£6,975 / 25.39%

Nissan NV400 L3 2.3dCi 145

£5,650 / 20.57%
Fiat Ducato 35 Maxi XLB LWB 2.3MultijettII 150
£5,950 / 20.86%

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