VW vans arrive on AA patrol fleet
More than 500 new Volkswagen Transporters have been added to the AA’s patrol fleet.
The mammoth fleet order is the result of a new contract between the breakdown cover provider and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.
The AA says it chose the Transporter due to its payload capabilities, safety features and adaptable load area.
Coming in the AA’s trademark yellow, the vans have been converted for purpose with specialist racking to accommodate the AA’s tow system, tools and additional equipment.
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Sarah Millward, Commercial Director of AA Road Operations, said the Transporter’s drivability, reliability and load space made it the “ideal fit” for the AA’s rescue fleet.
She commented: “Our members rely on us throughout the year for efficient roadside recovery, therefore when looking at manufacturers to bolster our fleet we took into account vehicle performance, value for money and servicing packages.”
Chris Black, Head of Fleet at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK, added: “We work in partnership with the AA which offers exclusive round-the-clock support and care for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle customers, and we are delighted that from 2015, AA members will receive roadside assistance from patrols in Transporter vehicles.”