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Volkswagen - Now popular as a working vehicle!

 A real factor that has changed the landscape for the team at Tristram European is the emergence of the Volkswagen brand in New Zealand in the commercial vehicle space. We now have a great range of super reliable utes and vans in our dedicated Commercial Specialist Centre. Volkswagen have been in the mix for a number of years, however really haven't been a large consideration for buyers particularly tradesman until the last four years - with popularity growing year-on-year.

Leading the charge is the extremely popular VW Amarok Ute, which is priced from $39,990. This space has traditionally been dominated by the Japanese brands – namely Toyota and Nissan. You can tell by the amount of branded hot-looking Amarok's being driven around the Shore that this has well and truly changed. Amarok is now the preferred ute by many – and is affordable, reliable and powerful.

Volkswagen is also well-served now in the van space. The Van range pricing starts from $29,990 for the Caddy Van which is fantastic to drive, while the Transporter Van – available in short and long wheel base – starts from $39,990. The big VW Crafter Van is a real point of difference for our commercial team. Both Transporter and Crafter Vans have extended servicing intervals, so you will only visit our Service Centre every two years or 40,000 kilometres.

Service Plans are available on all VW Commercial models, so if you are financing you can have a "Pre-Paid" service plan in place.

Tristram European's specialist Commercial team includes Manager Dee  Manilal, who has over 10 years Fleet and Vehicle Sales Background. He is assisted by Sales Specialist and long standing "Shore Boy" Garth Thomson and Sales Specialist Matt Barber who has over 20 years experience in commercial vehicles.

Our Commercial team is complemented by our dealership Finance Manager, Dave Punturiero, who is exceptionally skilled in making the vehicle work for you whilst maximising benefits in all aspects of your financial set up. 

Added to all of this, you can expect an "overnight demonstration experience" before you purchase from Tristram European. This is to ensure the vehicle is useable and meets all of your requirements.

Contact us by giving me a call in the first instance: Penny Thorne, 441 0090 or 021 874 304.
Tristram European, Corner Wairau and Hillside Roads, Glenfield, North Shore. 
09 441 0090 

by Penny Thorne