The AA has signed a new agreement which will see more than 500 Volkswagen Transporters, including around 70 4Motion all-wheel-drive versions, added to its patrol fleet.
Key factors in the AA’s decision included the Transporter’s payload capabilities, safety features and adaptable load area. Like all Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, the AA’s new Transporters will benefit from Volkswagen’s aftersales programme, with more than 70 dedicated Volkswagen Van Centres across the UK.
The Transporters will be painted in the AA’s distinctive yellow trademark colour at the Volkswagen factory in Hannover. The vehicles will also be converted for purpose with specialist racking to accommodate the AA’s tow system, tools and additional equipment.
Sarah Millward, commercial director, AA Road Operations, said: "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. The Volkswagen Transporter was an ideal fit for our fleet thanks to its drivability and load space combined with the reliability of Volkswagen engineering."
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."