Volkswagen is a German auto maker with a history dating right back to 1937. It’s name is German for ‘people's car’ but today, the Wolfsburg marque has an increasingly premium image. The brand was best known in the Sixties and Seventies for its iconic ‘Bus’ and Beetle models, but faced near-extinction in the Seventies, before the launch of the Golf family hatch revived it.
A favourite amongst those in search of a Volkswagen business lease, the Golf remains a crucial part of the product range, with Polo supermini and up! citycar products slotting in below it. There’s also the Passat medium range model, available in saloon and estate forms. MPV buyers are catered for with the widest range of options offered by any manufacturer. Van-based options are provided by the Caddy and the Caravelle and if you only want five-seats and a car-like demeanour, there’s the Golf SV. If you need seven seats, the Touran and Sharan models beckon.
VW lease experts report that the brand is also catching up quickly in the SUV sector, currently offering buyers Tiguan and Touareg models, with more to follow. Popular niche mdels include the recently revised new-era Beetle, the CC four-door coupe, the Scirocco sports coupe, the Jetta small saloon and the Amarok pick-up. In recent times, the company has been pushing forward with its eco-technology, launching Plug-in hybrid versions of the Golf and Passat and all-electric e-up! and e-Golf models. All are good value as part of a Volkswagen leasing deal.