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Do Volkswagen make great hire cars and vans?

Posted on by Whitgift Hire Team

When hiring a car or van, whether for recreational or commercial use, the make and model of the vehicle isn’t always the first consideration. Worries about cost, fuel efficiency, insurance rates, safety features and performance are usually top of this list, and the manufacturer of the car is often a secondary factor.

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Whitgift Hire’s range of Volkswagen cars and vans are the best option when it comes to concerns about all of the above however, and opting for one when considering a private car rental or commercial hire contract is often the best option, whatever your needs. Here are a few reasons why…

Trusted Manufacturers

Founded in 1937, Volkswagen have built a reputation over the decades for producing high performance, efficient and effective vehicles across the spectrum; from cars to minibuses to vans.

That famous German engineering makes Volkswagens reliable while being pleasurable to drive, with great handling and tighter cornering than most similar spec cars – the same design elements that have seen the company successfully enter its first vehicle into the FIA World Rally Championship this year.

With the most World Car of the Year awards of all auto manufacturers, including wins in 4 of the last 5 years, global recognition of VW’s quality makes the company the most trustworthy hire option available, and here at Whitgift Hire we offer fantastic rental deals on all private and commercial Volkswagen cars and vans.

Flexibility of Range

Volkswagen are able to offer a wide and versatile range of vehicles without sacrificing performance, and Whitgift have a number of VW models to choose from, whatever your hire needs.

Our selection of vans and trucks are ideal for house moves and transporting heavy items, with great offers on every VW Caddy 1.9 TDI, VW Transporter 1.9 SWB, VW Crafter MWB 2.5 TDI, VW Crafter Luton 2.5 TDI, VW Crafter Luton with Tail-Lift vans; VW LT35 Tipper 2.5 TDI trucks; VW Shuttle 1.9 TDI and VW Transporter 1.9 TDI MPVs and minibuses; and VW Golf 1.4 A/C cars.

Environmental Efficiency

With developments in green technology throughout the Volkswagen range over the years, such as 2003’s introduction of low sulphur diesel engines, or the collaboration with Sanyo to create a hybrid electric vehicle, the company can be relied upon for high levels of environmental efficiency.

Along with the examples mentioned above, since 1996 VW have been investing in its technical development, implementing a seven point plan for improving environmentally friendly practice. The plan is focused on reducing greenhouse emissions and fuel consumption, avoiding the use of hazardous materials at manufacture, and resource conservation among other things.

This makes VWs a great hire option, with both financial and environmental benefits on fuel efficiency.


As a result of their precision engineering, Volkswagen cars and vans have a reputation as safe and secure vehicles, with first rate active and passive safety features that help you to both avoid accidents and protect you in the event of a collision.

9 different VW vehicles picked up the 2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick award, reflecting their success in this area, which means that you can guarantee that you’re in the best hands possible with all Volkswagen hires.

Whitgift Hire

While a great option for all private leisure rentals, Volkswagen also provides a great option for contract hire for businesses, offering a range of vehicle types. From cars to Luton vans and tipper trucks, Volkswagen are trusted manufacturers of them all, and provide a far more efficient and cost-effective alternative to similar offers from BMW or Audi.

Contact the expert team at Whitgift today for more information about our Volkswagen range of cars and vans for hire, and how it can best serve your needs.

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