Budget UK chooses Volkswagen

Budget UK has launched a new van rental service in London and has chosen Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles as its sole light commercial vehicle supplier.

From 1 April, the UK’s vehicle rental provider will comprise 100-strong Volkswagen Transporters in London alone, providing business customers and consumers with a fully-flexible fleet solution.

As part of the company’s wider fleet restructure, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will also supply a further 300 Transporters and 100 Caddys to bolster its national rental fleet. The new fleet will meet the daily needs of the retail customer and suit the long-term requirements of businesses across a large number of locations in the UK.

Budget UK carefully selected Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles as its preferred partner due to the brand’s strong residual values and desirability. Offering convenient and affordable van hire across the country, the business relies on its vehicles to deliver a premium service.

Mark Servodidio, managing director, Northern Europe, Avis Budget Group, commented, ‘We’re confident the new service, which will offer small and medium businesses across the capital a truly flexible and cost-efficient alternative to a permanent fleet of vehicle, will further strengthen our position as a partner to London’s businesses using Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.’

Chris Black, head of fleet at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK, added, ‘We are delighted to be working with Budget UK. The Transporter and Caddy are the perfect vehicles for Budget UK. They provide ample space for storage yet have been designed to be easily manoeuvrable to take the effort out of driving and parking – a real benefit for any rental driver who is constantly in and out of a van.’